The Relaxed Mind - Meditation Instruction
Creating a solid foundation in meditation .Beginners or experienced meditators are welcome
6 Sundays, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Pre-registration required for the entire 6 week series. Space is limited
Suggested donation: $15 per class/$90 for series
To register contact Shana.L.Klinger@gmail.com or call 401-258-3056
The Relaxed Mind is a book describing a seven step method for deepening meditation practice as taught by Tibetan Buddhist master Dza Kilung Rinpoche. The first four of the seven meditations create a solid foundation for ongoing meditation practice and for connecting to calmness, relaxation, inspiration, and spaciousness of body and mind.
The meditations are:
1. Basic Sitting – Joining Body and Mind: Experiencing our physical body as the support and foundation for meditation, we gently join our body with mental awareness.
2. Calm Abiding: Using an object of attention to free ourselves from the disturbances of thoughts and to reach a state of calm and stability (shamatha).
3. Refined Basic Sitting: Calm evolves into clarity, relaxation, energy, and inspiration, providing a bridge to the experience of insight.
4. Insight Meditation: Seeing beneath the surface to the nature of all phenomena, with clarity and insight we understand things as they really are (vipassana).
Each 90 minute class in this 6 week series offers instruction and explanation of the meditation technique, time to practice the meditation together, and opportunity for questions and answers. It is helpful, but not necessary, to read The Relaxed Mind during the class.
Instructor: Shana Lieberman Klinger has been meditating since 1974 and is authorized by Dza Kilung Rinpoche to give instruction in the seven meditations in The Relaxed Mind. To learn more about Shana visit http://www.heartmindspace.com/