March 5, 2015
7:00 pm CST - 9:00 pm CST
Instructor: Michael Londo
* Thursdays: March 5, 19, April 2, 16, 30, and May 14
The commonality among all sentient beings is the striving for joy and avoidance of suffering. How do you define suffering? Do you constantly feel stressed and pressured? Have you experienced loss? Do you worry about what might or could happen? Have you tried to meditate on your own and wonder if you are doing it right? Are you just curious and want to explore what meditation is?
The course will combine discussion to provide context and techniques to help participants begin a practice, and guidance in practicing. 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.