Learn to Meditate Workshop: Turning the Mind into an Ally

Working with your mind is one of the most beneficial skills you can learn, yet most of us don’t even know where to start. Meditation is a natural state of the human mind—at rest, open, alert. The practice of meditation has been taught for over 2,500 years as a vehicle for realizing the beauty and magic of the ordinary world. This ancient practice of self-discovery is rooted in the simple but revolutionary premise that every human being has the ability to cultivate the mind’s inherent stability, clarity and strength in order to be more awake and to develop the compassion and insight necessary to care for oneself and the world genuinely.Through discipline, gentleness and a sense of humor, the practitioner is invited to let go of conflicting emotions and wake up on the spot.

The Learn to Meditate Workshop offers an introduction to meditation, as well as an opportunity for experienced practitioners to refresh their practice, connect with others, and receive individualized instruction and feedback. This workshop includes practical instructions for developing a strong meditation practice: good sitting posture, how to relate with the breath as the object of meditation, what to do when thoughts come up, and starting a regular home meditation practice.

You can find the list of currently scheduled workshops on our Programs page.