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Meditation- Training the Mind, The Meditation Practice and Preliminaries

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The purpose of meditation is to cultivate states of mind that are conducive to inncer peace and well-being, and to eradicate negative states of mind.These meditation classes provide you a detailed explanation of Buddhist meditation practice and philosophy.These teachings and meditation sessions are suitable for beginners and experienced meditators. In each class we will explore a new topic from Buddha’s teachings, a specific aspect of meditation methods, and how to apply what you have learned to your daily life. 

Goals:  Experience selfless inner calm free free from craving and grasping

            Deal with challenges in a positive way
            Develop an inner clarity of mind known as wisdom

Format: Each class is 75 minutes long and is broken down into several sections. We begin with an introduction to the topic covered, then we still our minds with a guided 10 minute breathing meditation This is followed by a 25 minute commentary on the actual meditation practice, then 10 minute guided meditation on the topic, and 15+ minutes of intra-class discussion, questions and answers. After class feel free to stay and visit and discuss with like-minded practitioners.

The instructions on training the mind were given directly from The Buddha.  The great 12th Century master Geshe Chekhawa wrote a beautiful poem entitled Universal Compassion, Seven Points of Training the Mind.  The first part of this poem will be broken down into practical meditations on freeing the mind from anger, jealousy and false pride. 

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Allied Health Sciences

Jane McLaughlin, Ph.D. 



Please read:  $60 per session, reduced rate for all three sessions $140



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Registration Closes On
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/13/2018 - 3/6/2018 Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM Costa Mesa, Allied Health Sciences  Map, Room: 105 Jane McLaughlin, Ph.D.