Nick Van Kleeck
Developing Tranquility, Insight and Happiness Through Meditation and Mindfulness in Daily Life - taught by Dharma Treasure Teacher Nick Van Kleeck
In this class you will learn meditation techniques to unify the mind and improve your mindfulness. You will also learn a great deal about the mental patterns that cause you dissatisfaction and distress and strategies to increase mindfulness in your daily life. This leads to more ease and happiness and ultimately creates insights into the true nature of reality.
When: Thursday Evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Fee: $3-5 (sliding scale based on your financial situation) - No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
Nick Van Kleeck: has practiced meditation since 1987, first in the Zen tradition with Robert Aitken and John Tarrant, and later with Vipassana teachers including Gil Fronsdahl. His related interests include inquiry as practiced in the Diamond Approach and Somatic Experiencing as taught by Peter Levine and Steve Hoskinson. He has been studying with Upsaka Culadasa since 2010.
Lovingkindness and Mindfulness 6:30-7:30 PM
"Like a spring that flows naturally in the wilderness, True Love streams forth from the unfixated mind and body. "
The three skill sets which help us to experience this Present moment are : "Concentration – Clarity – Equanimity ".
Each month, we will work with a different sense gate or a combination of sense gates, in motion or stillness with variety of techniques to enrich our daily life practice.
The class consists of guided meditations, and discussion.
This approach to meditation is based on " The Five Ways " of Shinzen Young, which encourages the practice of creativity and Love.
All are welcome .