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

Introduction to Insight Meditation
Anushka Fernandopulle
Friday, December 8, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code AF4D17.
OPEN-Register Here

Insight Meditation is the practice of connecting with mindfulness to our direct experience so that we can understand what is true about ourselves, our lives and our world. In this daylong workshop, suitable for new meditators or those who want a refresher, we will learn to cultivate mindfulness in sitting and walking meditation. We'll also discover how even eating can be a meditation (bring your own lunch or snack for this). We will learn how to apply mindfulness interpersonally while listening and speaking. And we will investigate how mindfulness can be brought to our experience of the body, heart and mind through all of our sense doors.

Most of the day, we will be doing experiential, contemplative practices in silence. Information will be provided on developing your own practice at home. And we will explore the possibilities that arise from following this path, originally taught by the Buddha 2600 years ago! Come join us to learn something new and develop your life as practice.

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

General Information

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