Mindfulness Meditation

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Meditation is not about becoming a ‘Buddhist’ or joining a club or movement. Instead it is about understanding and developing the unique capacity we have as humans to awaken to the nature of the body/mind, the nature of life and death, and to the world we live in. Meditation is about developing the skill of becoming more mindful, more present, and more compassionate.

In meditation we discover a natural, open-hearted, and non-judgmental awareness of our bodies and our feelings. We learn to see and trust the universal law of impermanence and change – and thus begin to see the world as it really is. And in the midst of it all, we begin to see how we can relate to all of it with compassion, kindness, and wisdom.

Based on traditional forms of Buddhist meditation, our classes are designed to relax, center and balance the body and mind, by bringing direct awareness and deep insight into the fundamental truth of change and impermanence that characterizes all of reality at every level.

Learn to bring attention to your breathing, and to the sensations in and on the body. Observe the endless stream of thoughts and emotions from a more dis-engaged, non-attached perspective, and learn to let go of your mind’s continuous chatter.

We often experience unintentional ‘roller-coaster-rides’ of cravings, desires, aversions and resistance; an eternally repeating cycle of grasping for experiences we ‘like’ and want, and rejecting those we ‘dislike’ and don’t want.┬áIn Mindfulness meditation we learn how to experience reality more directly, without the need to always react emotionally to positive or negative experiences, without the endless swings between happiness and unhappiness, that can be so exhausting and a huge a drain on our energy.

So come sit with us and get a new perspective on life!

 

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