At last night’s meditation session, we contemplated cause and effect, aka karma. We considered that when we react with anger and fear, we plant seeds of anger and fear. But when we give ourselves the space to react with patience, kindness and compassion, we plant seeds for patience, kindness and compassion.
The course is offered freely, and I would say jump in at Day 1 anytime – there’s no late to this party.
I love Adriene’s calm, centred, gentle approach, and am super grateful to have found such a great way to start 2018!
In her words: “Yoga is really the art of waking up. Getting back to the true you. It can be that simple. Yoga offers up a way for us to see a world that is working for you instead of against you.”
Oh, boy, I adore the work of Sam Harris. I have been an avid fan since reading his Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, two or three years ago. I listen to pretty much every podcast Sam produces, and had the opportunity to see him live at one of his events in Toronto this past September.
In this podcast, Sam speaks with Robert Wright, author of Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment.
Their conversation is intricate, dense and finely woven. This is a ‘must listen’ for any reasonable, and reasonably serious, practitioner of Buddhism.
It’s suitable whether you have years of experience with meditation, or if you’ve never meditated before and are wondering what it’s all about.
Sunday October 22, 2017 | 1:00pm-4:00pm
Living Yoga & Health, 102 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
Treat yourself to an afternoon of quiet contemplation. This workshop will alternate between movement and stillness, combining Hanna Somatic Education with periods of seated meditation. Instead of struggling to seat ourselves in traditional meditation postures, we will unwind and release both physical and mental tension through slow and subtle movements, allowing a calmness to arise that will naturally deepen concentration and awareness.
January 2017 marks the beginning of our fourth year of the Just Sit! Tuesday evening weekly guided meditation sessions! Thank you to everyone who has come to sit over the years. It has been deeply meaningful to me to offer space for meditators, of any (or no particular) spiritual tradition, to come together and sit in stillness.
Beginning with the February 7th sit, the sessions are moving over to 10 Carden. This exciting move will mean a more public venue and, if all goes well, we will move with 10 Carden to their new location later this year, currently under renovation at 42 Carden Street. The new location will be fully accessible!
Another change for our group is the addition of Jennifer Storey as a meditation leader. Jennifer will now be the regular lead on Tuesday evenings, as the distance to my new hometown has finally proven too much for a commitment to the weekly sits. I remain involved with the group, helping with administrative details, and I look forward to sitting whenever I do make the trip to Guelph.
If you live in the Niagara region, or know someone down here who would be interested, I am delighted to be leading regular meditations in Grimbsy (Wednesdays) and Port Colborne (Mondays) at the beautiful studios of Yoga Truly. New weekly drop-in sessions will begin in the first week of February.
For any questions about the Guelph, Grimbsy or Port Colborne sessions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With best wishes for a peaceful 2017,