May 28, 2015
7:00 pm CDT - 9:00 pm CDT
Instructor: Michael Londo
* Thursdays: May 28, June 11, 25, July 9, 23, 7-9 pm
Beginning Meditation II is open to both new and returning participants. This course will combine discussion and experiential exercises to provide context and techniques to guide participants in beginning or continuing a practice. Beginning Meditation II will focus on the topics of impermanence, grasping and avoidance, the three turnings of the wheel of dharma, and beginning compassion practice. Participants will gain an understanding of what a meditation practice is, learn techniques to develop a practice of their own, and become more familiar with their own mind.
The Joy of Living by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Most anything by Pema Chodron
About the Instructor:
Michael Londo was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer after a grand mal seizure in Jan.1996, 9 months after his father had died of cancer. His wife was pregnant with their third child and he was the sole support for the young, growing family. Struggling to concentrate at work, unable to sleep or be present with loves ones, his life was spinning out of control. During this time, he came to the realization that control was no longer an illusion he could afford to indulge in, which became his motivation to begin practicing meditation. Nineteen years later, he is sharing insights and methods on mindfulness and compassion.