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  • 10:00am-11:30am – Meditation for Experienced Practitioners
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2017.09.01


    Deepen Your Practice

    Meditation is a practice that helps us delve deeply into our minds and hearts to cultivate compassion for all beings and broaden our awareness of how we create suffering for ourselves and others. Through meditation we develop our capacity for mindfulness in daily life and experience a greater acceptance of the change and uncertainty that every life brings.

    It’s common in meditation groups to sit for about 30 to 45 minutes, but practitioners often find that sitting for longer periods can help bring greater steadiness of mind and deeper insights. This group is designed for those who have some experience of meditation and are interested in extending the length of time they spend in sitting practice. The initial meditation sessions are planned for 60 minutes. Our experience and participants’ input over the first eight-week course will determine whether we wish to change that and whether we wish to add a short discussion time at the end of each meeting.

    Workshop Leaders: Barbara Roberts and Colleen Erbel

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  • 10:00am-12:00 noon – Lovingkindness Reflection
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    2017.09.02

    Cultivate an Open Heart

    The practice of Metta or Lovingkindness reflection helps us to develop and sustain a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward ourselves, others, and all beings everywhere.

    Metta is a part of the Buddha’s heart teachings about lovingkindness, or the Brahma Viharas – compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” – often called as a group the “Heavenly Abodes.” This workshop will bring participants into experiences of lovingkindness and focus on how to bring about compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” in one’s daily life. The workshop will consider sila (virtue), samadhi (concentration), and pañña (wisdom) as they relate to lovingkindness. Since the purpose is to cultivate lovingkindness and good will, the workshop will be of benefit to anyone who is interested in the topic, no matter what spiritual tradition you might be interested in, or, for that matter, whether you are interested or involved in any spiritual tradition at all.  The focus will simply be on how a person can cultivate a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward themselves, others, and all beings everywhere.
    Workshop Leader: Fred Martinson
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  • 6:00 to 8:00 Finding Your Inner Guide
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    2017.09.05

    Finding Your Inner Guide
    Workshop Leader: Deb Sullivan


    Tuesday Evening
    600pm to 8:00pm
    September 5

    A remarkable thing about being Human is that there are always opportunities for discovering more of who we uniquely are, and finding ways to bring our true selves more fully out into the world.

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  • 10:00am-11:30am – Meditation for Experienced Practitioners
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2017.09.08


    Deepen Your Practice

    Meditation is a practice that helps us delve deeply into our minds and hearts to cultivate compassion for all beings and broaden our awareness of how we create suffering for ourselves and others. Through meditation we develop our capacity for mindfulness in daily life and experience a greater acceptance of the change and uncertainty that every life brings.

    It’s common in meditation groups to sit for about 30 to 45 minutes, but practitioners often find that sitting for longer periods can help bring greater steadiness of mind and deeper insights. This group is designed for those who have some experience of meditation and are interested in extending the length of time they spend in sitting practice. The initial meditation sessions are planned for 60 minutes. Our experience and participants’ input over the first eight-week course will determine whether we wish to change that and whether we wish to add a short discussion time at the end of each meeting.

    Workshop Leaders: Barbara Roberts and Colleen Erbel

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  • 10:00am-12:00 noon – Lovingkindness Reflection
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    2017.09.09

    Cultivate an Open Heart

    The practice of Metta or Lovingkindness reflection helps us to develop and sustain a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward ourselves, others, and all beings everywhere.

    Metta is a part of the Buddha’s heart teachings about lovingkindness, or the Brahma Viharas – compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” – often called as a group the “Heavenly Abodes.” This workshop will bring participants into experiences of lovingkindness and focus on how to bring about compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” in one’s daily life. The workshop will consider sila (virtue), samadhi (concentration), and pañña (wisdom) as they relate to lovingkindness. Since the purpose is to cultivate lovingkindness and good will, the workshop will be of benefit to anyone who is interested in the topic, no matter what spiritual tradition you might be interested in, or, for that matter, whether you are interested or involved in any spiritual tradition at all.  The focus will simply be on how a person can cultivate a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward themselves, others, and all beings everywhere.
    Workshop Leader: Fred Martinson
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  • 6:00 to 8:00 Finding Your Inner Guide
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    2017.09.12

    Finding Your Inner Guide
    Workshop Leader: Deb Sullivan


    Tuesday Evening
    600pm to 8:00pm
    September 12

    A remarkable thing about being Human is that there are always opportunities for discovering more of who we uniquely are, and finding ways to bring our true selves more fully out into the world.

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  • 10:00am-11:30am – Meditation for Experienced Practitioners
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2017.09.15


    Deepen Your Practice

    Meditation is a practice that helps us delve deeply into our minds and hearts to cultivate compassion for all beings and broaden our awareness of how we create suffering for ourselves and others. Through meditation we develop our capacity for mindfulness in daily life and experience a greater acceptance of the change and uncertainty that every life brings.

    It’s common in meditation groups to sit for about 30 to 45 minutes, but practitioners often find that sitting for longer periods can help bring greater steadiness of mind and deeper insights. This group is designed for those who have some experience of meditation and are interested in extending the length of time they spend in sitting practice. The initial meditation sessions are planned for 60 minutes. Our experience and participants’ input over the first eight-week course will determine whether we wish to change that and whether we wish to add a short discussion time at the end of each meeting.

    Workshop Leaders: Barbara Roberts and Colleen Erbel

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  • 10:00am-12:00 noon – Lovingkindness Reflection
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    2017.09.16

    Cultivate an Open Heart

    The practice of Metta or Lovingkindness reflection helps us to develop and sustain a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward ourselves, others, and all beings everywhere.

    Metta is a part of the Buddha’s heart teachings about lovingkindness, or the Brahma Viharas – compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” – often called as a group the “Heavenly Abodes.” This workshop will bring participants into experiences of lovingkindness and focus on how to bring about compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” in one’s daily life. The workshop will consider sila (virtue), samadhi (concentration), and pañña (wisdom) as they relate to lovingkindness. Since the purpose is to cultivate lovingkindness and good will, the workshop will be of benefit to anyone who is interested in the topic, no matter what spiritual tradition you might be interested in, or, for that matter, whether you are interested or involved in any spiritual tradition at all.  The focus will simply be on how a person can cultivate a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward themselves, others, and all beings everywhere.
    Workshop Leader: Fred Martinson
  • 10:00am-12:00 noon – Lovingkindness Reflection
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    2017.09.16

    Cultivate an Open Heart

    The practice of Metta or Lovingkindness reflection helps us to develop and sustain a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward ourselves, others, and all beings everywhere.

    Metta is a part of the Buddha’s heart teachings about lovingkindness, or the Brahma Viharas – compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” – often called as a group the “Heavenly Abodes.” This workshop will bring participants into experiences of lovingkindness and focus on how to bring about compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” in one’s daily life. The workshop will consider sila (virtue), samadhi (concentration), and pañña (wisdom) as they relate to lovingkindness. Since the purpose is to cultivate lovingkindness and good will, the workshop will be of benefit to anyone who is interested in the topic, no matter what spiritual tradition you might be interested in, or, for that matter, whether you are interested or involved in any spiritual tradition at all.  The focus will simply be on how a person can cultivate a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward themselves, others, and all beings everywhere.
    Workshop Leader: Fred Martinson
  • 1:00-5:00pm An Afternoon of Mindfulness
    1:00 PM-5:00 PM
    2017.09.16

    Workshop Leader: John Blackburn
    September 16 1:00-5:00pm

    Take the afternoon off.  Rest the body, rest the mind, and connect to what is real and true in the present moment.  Spend four hours with admirable friends as we step out of the busyness of our lives, refresh and renew ourselves, and open our hearts.  Our activities will include Guided Meditation, silent meditation, walking meditation and a Dharma talk.

    Meditation experience is not required.  There is no charge to attend, but there will be an opportunity to make a donation to the Center.

    Eating only a light lunch will help you stay alert during the periods of sitting meditation.

    Comfortable chairs are provided.  If you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring your own blankets and zafus.

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  • 6:00 to 8:00 Finding Your Inner Guide
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    2017.09.19

    Finding Your Inner Guide
    Workshop Leader: Deb Sullivan


    Tuesday Evening
    600pm to 8:00pm
    September 19

    A remarkable thing about being Human is that there are always opportunities for discovering more of who we uniquely are, and finding ways to bring our true selves more fully out into the world.

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  • 6:30 – 8:30pm – Passion Purpose and Play
    6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    2017.09.20

    Discovering what makes you feel alive, and aligning this with your deepest values.

    In this course we will lay the groundwork for discovering (or bringing more fully into focus) what makes you feel really alive, and then develop ways to clarify how this can be aligned with your deepest values. The goals of the workshop? Helping you get in touch with your heartfelt dreams so you can live more fully from intention, purpose, and light.

    Workshop Leader: Valerie Taylor
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  • 10:00am-11:30am – Meditation for Experienced Practitioners
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2017.09.22


    Deepen Your Practice

    Meditation is a practice that helps us delve deeply into our minds and hearts to cultivate compassion for all beings and broaden our awareness of how we create suffering for ourselves and others. Through meditation we develop our capacity for mindfulness in daily life and experience a greater acceptance of the change and uncertainty that every life brings.

    It’s common in meditation groups to sit for about 30 to 45 minutes, but practitioners often find that sitting for longer periods can help bring greater steadiness of mind and deeper insights. This group is designed for those who have some experience of meditation and are interested in extending the length of time they spend in sitting practice. The initial meditation sessions are planned for 60 minutes. Our experience and participants’ input over the first eight-week course will determine whether we wish to change that and whether we wish to add a short discussion time at the end of each meeting.

    Workshop Leaders: Barbara Roberts and Colleen Erbel

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  • 10:00am-12:00 noon – Lovingkindness Reflection
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    2017.09.23

    Cultivate an Open Heart

    The practice of Metta or Lovingkindness reflection helps us to develop and sustain a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward ourselves, others, and all beings everywhere.

    Metta is a part of the Buddha’s heart teachings about lovingkindness, or the Brahma Viharas – compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” – often called as a group the “Heavenly Abodes.” This workshop will bring participants into experiences of lovingkindness and focus on how to bring about compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” in one’s daily life. The workshop will consider sila (virtue), samadhi (concentration), and pañña (wisdom) as they relate to lovingkindness. Since the purpose is to cultivate lovingkindness and good will, the workshop will be of benefit to anyone who is interested in the topic, no matter what spiritual tradition you might be interested in, or, for that matter, whether you are interested or involved in any spiritual tradition at all.  The focus will simply be on how a person can cultivate a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward themselves, others, and all beings everywhere.
    Workshop Leader: Fred Martinson
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  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm – The Quest for Meaning
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    2017.09.24


    A Workshop for Men and Women in Mid-Life Who Are Asking: “What’s Next for My Life?”

    If in your journey along life’s way, a gentle longing, a vague uneasiness beckons you to search for something more

    If you have achieved some success in life, but aren’t sure what comes next
    If you sometimes ask yourself: “What is the meaning of my life anyway?”
    If a recent failure or loss has led to questions about where your life is headed
    If you would like to explore the possibilities that lie beyond the normal, everyday activities that take up so much of life’s energy

    … Then join us in this Quest.

    Using stories, poetry, literature, and the world’s wisdom traditions, we will consider the various ways one can choose to invest one’s life energy, exploring the journey every man and every woman can make in pursuit of a feeling of wholeness, of meaning, of purpose.

    Workshop Leader: Chris Austin

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  • 6:00 to 8:00 Finding Your Inner Guide
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    2017.09.26

    Finding Your Inner Guide
    Workshop Leader: Deb Sullivan


    Tuesday Evening
    600pm to 8:00pm
    September 26

    A remarkable thing about being Human is that there are always opportunities for discovering more of who we uniquely are, and finding ways to bring our true selves more fully out into the world.

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  • 6:30 – 8:30pm – Passion Purpose and Play
    6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    2017.09.27

    Discovering what makes you feel alive, and aligning this with your deepest values.

    In this course we will lay the groundwork for discovering (or bringing more fully into focus) what makes you feel really alive, and then develop ways to clarify how this can be aligned with your deepest values. The goals of the workshop? Helping you get in touch with your heartfelt dreams so you can live more fully from intention, purpose, and light.

    Workshop Leader: Valerie Taylor
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  • 6:30-8:30pm – The Value of Surrender and Forgiveness
    6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    2017.09.28

    Giving In and Getting Whole

    Both surrender and forgiveness are powerful tools with which we can change ourselves and change our lives. Their virtues have been recognized through the ages and all the religious traditions of the world have sung their praises. However, as with all powerful tools, they must be used skillfully if they are to be effective. In this workshop, therefore, we will explore the value of surrender, the value of forgiveness, and how they can best be applied in our day-to-day lives.
    Workshop Leader: John Berry

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  • 10:00am-11:30am – Meditation for Experienced Practitioners
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2017.09.29


    Deepen Your Practice

    Meditation is a practice that helps us delve deeply into our minds and hearts to cultivate compassion for all beings and broaden our awareness of how we create suffering for ourselves and others. Through meditation we develop our capacity for mindfulness in daily life and experience a greater acceptance of the change and uncertainty that every life brings.

    It’s common in meditation groups to sit for about 30 to 45 minutes, but practitioners often find that sitting for longer periods can help bring greater steadiness of mind and deeper insights. This group is designed for those who have some experience of meditation and are interested in extending the length of time they spend in sitting practice. The initial meditation sessions are planned for 60 minutes. Our experience and participants’ input over the first eight-week course will determine whether we wish to change that and whether we wish to add a short discussion time at the end of each meeting.

    Workshop Leaders: Barbara Roberts and Colleen Erbel

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  • 10:00am-12:00 noon – Lovingkindness Reflection
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    2017.09.30

    Cultivate an Open Heart

    The practice of Metta or Lovingkindness reflection helps us to develop and sustain a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward ourselves, others, and all beings everywhere.

    Metta is a part of the Buddha’s heart teachings about lovingkindness, or the Brahma Viharas – compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” – often called as a group the “Heavenly Abodes.” This workshop will bring participants into experiences of lovingkindness and focus on how to bring about compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and “unbounded friendship” in one’s daily life. The workshop will consider sila (virtue), samadhi (concentration), and pañña (wisdom) as they relate to lovingkindness. Since the purpose is to cultivate lovingkindness and good will, the workshop will be of benefit to anyone who is interested in the topic, no matter what spiritual tradition you might be interested in, or, for that matter, whether you are interested or involved in any spiritual tradition at all.  The focus will simply be on how a person can cultivate a felt sense and attitude of lovingkindness toward themselves, others, and all beings everywhere.
    Workshop Leader: Fred Martinson

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