Naturally Awake

an 8-week meditation course

Wednesday Evenings | 7-8:30pm
October 31 – December 19, 2018
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

This moment is not life waiting to happen, goals waiting to be achieved, words waiting to be spoken, connections waiting to be made, regrets waiting to evaporate, aliveness waiting to be felt, enlightenment waiting to be gained. No. Nothing is waiting. This is it. This moment is life.
Jeff Foster, from his book Falling in Love with Where You Are

Join us for an 8-week meditation series. In this late Autumn, early Winter series we will emphasize cultivating a daily practice of relaxation, inner stillness and insight. We will explore Buddha’s traditional teachings (dharma) in a way that is modern, simple, nondogmatic and practical; with a clear view to the ways in which we can use meditation and mindfulness to free our hearts and minds in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.

We will spend much of our time together in meditation, but leave time each session for a brief talk and for discussion and Q&A. You will be encouraged to spend time meditating at home between the weekly classes.

A simple joy is available to us any time that we can relax — regardless of our external conditions. In fact, learning to relax and be still may be the single most important thing we can do to improve our life, our relationships and ultimately our world.

Please NOTE: We’ll take inspiration from Sayadaw U Tejaniya’s book “When Awareness Becomes Natural: A Guide to Cultivating Mindfulness in Everyday Life.” You may wish to get a copy of the book, but it is not required reading, and you will also be just fine to simply come to sessions and relax.

Dates
October 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19, 2018

Cost
$95 (includes HST) for the 8-week series (or $15 drop-in per class)

Pre-register by email hello@gentlydownthestream.org, call 905.401.YOGA (9642) or text Heather at 519.400.7862.

What to bring/wear?
If you have a meditation cushion or stool that you are accustomed to using, please bring it along. Bolsters, blankets, yoga mats and blocks are available at the studio. No special clothing is required, but it’s good to be comfortable, so please avoid restrictive clothing.

Can I drop in for one or two sessions only?
Yes! Classes are offered in a series but can also be considered to be ‘self-contained.’ Especially if you have come to previous series with us, and/or you are looking for a group of like-minded people to meditate with — it’s certainly appropriate to simply ‘come when you can.’ Drop-in fee is $15 (includes HST).

Other questions?
Please email hello@gentlydownthestream.org, call 905.401.YOGA (9642) or text Heather at 519.400.7862.

 

Who is leading the sessions?

Heather Fenton

Heather Fenton

Meditation + Yoga Instructor

Heather first met with Buddhist teachings in the Fall of 2000, and has since spent her time avidly exploring the nature of mind.

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