Previous Meditation Series

Moving toward insight

an 8-week meditation course

Wednesday Evenings
July 4 – August 22, 2018

7-8:30pm
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

Join us for an 8-week meditation series. In this Summer series we will emphasize cultivating a daily practice of relaxation, inner stillness and insight. We will consider the obstacles to our practice, and begin an exploration of the seven factors of enlightenment: mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, relaxation, concentration and equanimity.

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.

Dates
July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018


The Six Perfections

a 6-week meditation course

Wednesday Evenings
May 23 – June 27, 2018

7-8:30pm
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

 

Join us for a 6-week meditation series where we will explore the basic buddhist philosophy of self-cultivation, through the lens of the mahayana buddhist practice of the six perfections (generosity, discipline, patience, effort, meditation, wisdom).  We will develop concentration and insight, with a focus on bringing the fruits of our meditation practice into our daily 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 Dale Wright’s book “The Six Perfections: Buddhism and the Cultivation of Character.” 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
May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018


Lovingkindness

a 6-week meditation course

Wednesday Evenings, Apr 4 – May 9, 2018
7-8:30pm
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

Love springs up in tender concern, it blossoms into caring action. It makes beauty out of all we touch. In any moment we can step beyond our small self and embrace each other as beloved parts of a whole.
― Jack Kornfield, from his book The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace

Join us for a 6-week meditation series where we will explore basic buddhist practices of concentration and insight, with a focus on cultivating lovingkindess (metta in the original Pali, maitri in Sanskrit).

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 Sharon Salzberg’s book “Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness.” 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
April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2018