This course is an introduction to the concepts and techniques of mindfulness meditation. We will explore the nature of awareness, learn the benefits of meditation, and apply a variety of mediation techniques. Each class will consist of a short talk, one or more guided meditations, and time for questions and reflections.
Week 1: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Week 2: Meditation Anchors Week 3: Open Awareness Meditation Practice Week 4: Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation
Four classes, each class 1 hour and 15 minutes in length. While it is encouraged to attend all four classes, each class is taught as an independent unit so previous attendance is not necessary (drop-ins are welcome).
Please bring meditation cushion or we will have blankets and bolsters available for use.
Meet your instructor: Matt Dooley combines more than a decade of mindfulness practice with twenty years of classroom experience in his meditation teaching. He is a practice leader at Common Ground Meditation Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has practiced Theravada Buddhism in the Vipassana (Insight) tradition since 2009, and has extensive meditation and retreat experience. Matt is passionate about spiritual practice and believes that anyone can benefit from the power of meditation.
This class is included in our Unlimited Membership. If you are an unlimited member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for free or use the code "memberfree" in the discount line at checkout.