Meditation

Introduction to Meditation with Alison Driscoll

Saturday January 31, 2-4pm

$40 / $20 (AutoRenew members)

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About Alison Driscoll:

Alison has been practicing mindfulness awareness meditation since the early 80’s. She completed the secular Shambhala training in 1988, a month long silent retreat in 1990 and a three month Buddhist seminary with Pema Chodron Sakyong Mimpha Rinpoche (director of  Shambhala International)  in 1992. She credits the practice of meditation and the Buddhism teachings with transforming her life. She has been certified as a meditation instructor in  the Shambhala Buddhist tradition since 1994 and a teacher since 2000. She is a graduate of the Penn Program for Mindfulness (PPM), a mindfulness-based stress reduction program, and has completed the PPM Teacher Training. Alison is available for individual appointments with anyone wishing to deepen their practice or seeking additional resources.

About Meditation:

The practice of meditation is to learn to be fully present in each moment of our lives. So often we go through the day
without being present, responding simply with habitual patterns of impulsivity or reactivity and preconceptions of how things should be. Meditation is an opportunity to break through these patterns and preconceptions to gain a larger perspective in which openness and understanding can arise. From this perspective we can see things as they are and live in a more relaxed way with full attention on each moment.

AN INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS-AWARENESS MEDITATION WORKSHOP:

This class is a practical introduction to the practice of mindfulness-awareness meditation. It will include formal instruction in sitting and walking meditation, guided visualization on the body and breath, and contemplation on opening the heart and mind.

The workshop is designed for anyone who is interested in exploring or deepening in the practice of mindfulness-awareness meditation. Meditation resources, tips on bringing meditation practice into day-to-day life, and the key instructions for working with body, breath, and mind will be provided to all participants.