Learn Meditation as a Spiritual Practice
June 20–23, 2024
Live an Awakened Life
In recent years, meditation has become known for its many desirable and scientifically validated outcomes. It can reduce stress and improve sleep. It repairs our immune system and helps us regulate our emotions. When combined with other therapies, it prevents relapse into depression and significantly reduces anxiety. And meditation has been embraced by corporate leaders, health-care workers, educators, and others to improve performance and foster health and well-being in our workplaces.
All well and good!
However, what often gets “left on the table” is the noble, spiritual wisdom that naturally flows from the practice – a profound, intimate experience validated by countless practitioners over thousands of years of Buddhist practice. The same technique that helps you sleep better has also been shown to cultivate patience, wisdom, and the ability to love deeply. It can even lead to complete liberation from suffering!. That’s one hell of a practice.
During this introductory program, we will explore:
- What is mindfulness-awareness meditation and where did it come from?
- How does this simple act of “sitting still” unleash wisdom & compassion?
- How can we establish a sustainable meditation practice?
- Why are the Three Supports and theThree Sacred Acts central to the practice?
This program will offer a thorough and gentle introduction to mindfulness-awareness meditation with time for discussion and optional personal conversation with one of the teachers. Short daily yoga sessions included.
Susan Piver is the New York Times best-selling author of 11 books including Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation, The Four Noble Truths of Love, and The Buddhist Enneagram. Susan has been a practicing Buddhist since 1993 and graduated from a Buddhist seminary in 2004. She is an internationally acclaimed meditation teacher known […]
Michael is the co-founder of The Wisdom Seat and is the author of Awake at Work, The Mindful Leader, Fearless at Work and Mindful Leadership Training and consults with corporations on bringing mindfulness into the workplace. Michael began practicing meditation in 1976 after receiving instruction from his first teacher HH Dudjom Rinpoche, graduated Buddhist Seminary […]