Meditation, Health and Wellness taught by Blake Barton
Due to COVID-19 this ongoing class, which begins on January 11, 2021, will be meeting online using Zoom conferencing software. Please register HERE to receive the Zoom link and phone numbers. You must register monthly to receive the Zoom link for that month.
Each class will consist of a 30-40 minute guided meditation exploring a variety of mindfulness meditation techniques. The meditation will be followed by a short talk on a meditation, mindfulness, health or a wellness related topic. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A and discussions.
The topics will include the following: benefits of meditation, stress reduction, choosing a meditation technique, breathing techniques for calm, exercise, nutrition, longevity, intermittent fasting, aging well, positive psychology, increasing happiness, financial wellness, and mindfulness in daily life.
When: Monday Evenings from 6:30 - 7:45 PM
Fee: $5-10 per class, or $20-40 per month. (sliding scale based on your financial situation) - No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. To register please go Here. You must register each month to get the Zoom link for that month.
Blake Barton - has been regularly practicing meditation for 18 years, and has been teaching meditation since 2012. He completed the 3 year Dharma Treasure, in-depth, meditation teacher training program. He is also in the process of completing the level one unified mindfulness teacher training program created by Shinzen Young. Blake has a BS in exercise science, and a MS in Biomechanics. He has a lifelong interest in fitness, nutrition, simple living, wellness, and health
TCMC is offering two new practitioner-oriented interactive support groups: one for cancer support, the other for grief support.
SARANA Cancer Support is open to anyone dealing with, or affected by, cancer, at any time, for any reason. Dealing with a life-threatening illness, especially cancer, is a physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually complex, traumatic situation. Everyone involved needs support, but it's not always easy to find. especially in a spiritually supportive environment. It can be helpful being with people who "get it," people with whom no one needs to explain anything. And hearing the differing perspectives of those in the room can be eye-opening. Sarana will meet on the first Sunday of each month, from 12:30pm – 1:30pm, just after the Sitting Together program. Each meeting will start and end with a few minutes of silent meditation. Sarana is a Pali word for "refuge" or "shelter."
SANTIKARA Grief Support is open to anyone dealing with grief and loss of any kind, whether current or from time past. Santikara will meet every first Sunday of the month for 90 minutes, from 2:30pm-3:30pm. Each meeting will start and end with a few minutes of silent meditation. "Santikara" means "soothing" in Pali.
Neither of these groups will have an agenda, except what each person brings to the group. We'll have basic guidelines, which we'll review at the beginning of each meeting, and a facilitator to keep things on track, but that is the extent of any formal structure.
Facilitator contact information:
Nick Van Kleeck
Befriending Oneself Through Mindfulness and Meditation - A Compassionate, Body-Centered Approach to Happiness - taught by Nick Van Kleeck
Due to the coronavirus this class will be meeting online using Zoom conferencing software.
In this class, you will learn to relax your body, settle your mind and trust the inherent wisdom within you through meditation and other mindfulness techniques.
By bringing a gentle awareness to your experience, you can discover your innate capacity for freedom and awaken a natural openness and generosity of spirit.
The class consists of a 30-45 minute guided meditation followed by teaching and/or discussion. About half the time we will break into smaller groups to give everyone a chance to participate in discussion. Participation in the discussion section is always optional; you are welcome to leave after the meditation if you prefer.
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 been meditating for over 30 years. His teachers include Gil Fronsdal, Upasaka Culadasa, Steve Hoskinson (Somatic Experiencing), Deane Shank (the Diamond Approach) and Robert Aitken.
Please go here for instructions for joining a Zoom class
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The Zoom meeting invitation is below.If you are having issues getting signed in, call or text Nick at (520) 977-1798 and I'll do my best to help you figure it out.
Thursday night class
Every week on Thursday at 6:30 PM
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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 .