"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

The Tao and the Dharma: Practices of Mindfulness, Meditation and Qigong
Wes Nisker, Franz Moeckl (qigong)
Sunday, May 14, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code WN2D17.
OPEN-Register Here

Join Franz and Wes for an inspirational day of practicing Mindfulness Meditation and qigong. Through these elegant, ancient practices, we will explore our existence as part of all nature and enter into the flow of life itself.

The day will include guided meditations on the life of the body, on our "animal conditioning," on death and dying, and on the nature of consciousness. Traditional Buddhist views of self and reality will be presented, as well as some of the latest information from evolutionary biology and psychology to support and guide the practices. As we come to feel ourselves to be part of the movement of creation, our lives gain new meaning, and we find relief from the suffering of a separate, disconnected self. The day will offer time for discussion and include humor, crazy wisdom and poetry.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

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