Meditation Opportunities

Introduction to Meditation

Have you heard the benefits of meditation? Meditating can reduce your stress, support your immune system, lower blood pressure, decrease symptoms of depression, increase self-awareness and aid you in experiencing your connection to the Divine.
This one day course will introduce you to the concepts and practices of one of the simplest and most profound techniques of meditation.

Vipassana, "The Secrets are in the Breath"

Vipassana Meditation is the most practiced spiritual discipline of self-purification and awareness. Vipassana supports self-awareness using introspection, self-observation and watching the breath. This intensive course is designed to give someone new to meditation a thorough understanding of the concepts and practices of this most ancient Buddhist technique of meditation. Vipassana also supports the experienced meditator in expanding his/her own practices simply and profoundly. This course supports you to have a sharpened awareness, to observe the changing nature of the body and mind and to experience the universal truths of impermanence, egoless-ness and the illusion of suffering.

Meditation Intensive

  • This 10 week course begins with the basics that will set the tone for an optimal meditation practice. This course will guide you through a deeper understanding of the different types of meditation. There are 5 basic types of meditations, with many sub-categories and techniques falling under these topics. Throughout this course, you will spend 2 weeks on each specific 'stepping stone', assisting you in building and strengthening the 'inner temple'.
  • Stepping Stone #1: RELAXING THE BODY AND SETTING INTENT
    During the first two weeks of the course, you will learn a tested technique that will assist you in relaxing the body, thus allowing you to rest in what is taking place during the meditation. You will also learn about the significance of setting your own personal intent during your meditation time.
  • Stepping Stone #2: GUIDED MEDITATION AND IMAGERY
    Weeks 3 & 4 are designated for guided imagery and guided meditations. This technique is the most commonly used practice in the West and the most supportive tool that you have to create the life that you choose and desire. Since our thoughts create our realities, having a specific time set aside to create the life we choose will allow the body to recharge and regenerate itself while the power of the mind is harnessed to create the life we wish to create.
  • Stepping Stone #3: THE POWER OF BREATH
    Weeks 5 & 6 are devoted to what is known as 'Vipassana' and the utmost importance of breath. Breath is the only constant that remains from the time we enter into the body until the time we leave the body. Breath is more than just breathing, but it is the gateway to the "Breath of Life," the breath of All That Is. Many Eastern meditation practices appreciate this importance and use these practices as the fundamental basis for their specific faiths.
  • Stepping Stone #4: THE POWER OF MANTRA
    Weeks 7 & 8 are designed to explore song, sound, chant and mantra. A mantra is a sound, word, or group of words that have a specific resonance, and when repeated over and over, bring the body and mind into a space of understanding, growth and peace.
  • Stepping Stone #5: THE POWER OF MOVEMENT
    Weeks 9 & 10 are the conclusion of this specific course and are devoted to moving and/or active meditations. See "The Art of Moving Meditations" for a more detailed explanation

The Art of Moving Meditations

This 8-week course delves deeper into techniques that assist us in learning to move through life with more grace and ease than ever before. Most people think of meditating as sitting in a specific posture and being still during the time of meditation. In the West, the idea of being still is the hardest part of meditating. Moving / Active meditations are ideal techniques to address this conundrum, while still providing all the benefits available through sitting meditations. Life at its utmost is always active and moving, and these techniques will give you an outlet for catharsis, as well as celebration. It is one thing to be able to maintain peace during the stillness of meditating, but another to be able to maintain peace as you move through life. Some of these techniques are specifically designed to assist the body in the release of 'cellular memory', old and unwanted emotional pain/sufferings, while others are specifically designed for celebration and dancing your way through life.

Meditation for Well-being

Meditation can have a very profound effect on a person's health and well-being. Science has shown that meditation can and does have a very powerful influence on a person's increased sense of over-all wellness, builds the immune system, reduces pain, lowers blood pressure and diminishes the effects that stress has on the body. This series is designed specifically with a focus on health, using the power of intention, visualization and the techniques used with Vipassana. This class is centered on practical and useful techniques that are not based in any specific spiritual philosophy or practice.

Meditation Intensive: "Train the Trainer"

A 10 + week course which gives you a strong foundation to develop or expand upon your own meditation practice, and/or begin to facilitate your own meditation group. This course begins with the groundwork that supports a powerful meditative journey and continues each week to elaborate upon more techniques, as well as a core emphasis on facilitation and group leadership. This course does not follow one specific doctrine; rather it provides a basis that will equip you to develop meditation programs that will support a variety of populations. You will learn how to set-up, organize and follow through as the leader of a group meditation.

This course begins with the stages that will set the tone for optimal meditation practices; carrying you through a deeper understanding of the different types of meditation. There are 5 basic types of meditations, with many sub-categories and techniques falling under these topics. Throughout this course, you will spend 2 weeks on each specific 'stepping stone', which will assist you to build and strengthen the 'inner temple'.

  • Stepping Stone #1: RELAXING THE BODY AND SETTING INTENT
    During the first two weeks of the course, you will learn a tested technique that will assist you in relaxing the body, thus allowing you to rest in what is taking place during the meditation. You will also learn about the importance of setting your own personal intent during your meditation time.
  • Stepping Stone #2: GUIDED MEDITATION AND IMAGERY
    Weeks 3 & 4 are designated for guided imagery and guided meditations. This technique is the most commonly used practice in the West and the most supportive tool that you have to create the life that you so choose and desire. Since we already know that our thoughts create our realities, these techniques supports us in consciously creating the life experiences we choose and build a foundation for conscious creativity in our everyday lives.
  • Stepping Stone #3: THE POWER OF BREATH
    Weeks 5 & 6 are the time designated to what is known as 'Vipassana' and the utmost importance of breath. Breath is the only common thing that never changes from the time we enter into the body, until the time we leave the body. Breath is more than just breathing, it is the gateway to the "Breath of Life", the breath of All That Is. Many Eastern meditation practices completely understand this importance and use these practices as the fundamental principle of their specific faith.
  • Stepping Stone #4: THE POWER OF MANTRA
    Weeks 7 & 8 are the time designated to song, sound, chant and mantra. A mantra is a sound, word, or group of words that have a specific resonance when repeated over and over bring the body and mind into a space of understanding, growth and peace.
  • Stepping Stone #5: THE POWER OF MOVEMENT
    Weeks 9 & 10 are the conclusion of this specific course and are devoted to moving and or active meditations. See the "Art of Moving Meditation" for details.

Personal and Spiritual Development Courses

BEING with your love. A workshop of awareness for you and your partner.


A course designed to help couples discover how to relate to each other lovingly, honestly and authentically. This course leads couples through a process of self-discovery, revealing the conditionings, learned behaviors and belief systems that often lead to conflict in relationships. Through this interactive course, couples will begin to understand who they really are, and to recognize their own conditionings as the illusions that they are. The class equips individuals with the spiritual and psychological tools to begin relating to their partners (and others in their lives) openly, lovingly, and authentically.

BEING love. An Interactive Workshop of the Relating with Awareness.

BEING love is an interactive course designed to support you in discovering how to relate to yourself and others lovingly, honestly and authentically. This course leads you through a process of self-discovery, revealing conditionings, learned behaviors and belief systems that often lead to conflict in relationships; whether those relationships are with loved ones, family members, co-workers or someone who you meet on the street. This 12-session course equips you with a greater understanding of why you have operated the way you have, as well as the spiritual and psychological tools for relating to yourself and others in a new way: openly, lovingly, and authentically.

Remembering How to Play the Game of Life

This course unites transcendental wisdom with the understanding of Natural Laws, such as 'The Law of Attraction,' which supports you in truly creating the life you wish to live. Imagine a life without the limitations of conditionings and negative self-talk. This course offers a thorough understanding of why life is the way that it is, meanwhile offering you techniques and understandings of how to be with life without resistance. From this place of acceptance you can then begin to consciously apply the natural laws of the universe to create the life you choose to live.

Natural Union Workshop

Learn about Natural Laws, the energy system of the body, the duality of the mind, the 4 Noble Truths, the 8 Fold Path, and using intention as co-creator of your life. You will explore intention vs. resolution, feelings vs. emotions, spirituality vs. religion and intention as co-creation. You will gain understanding into why these systems and concepts have passed the test of time and how they support your spiritual evolution. This is an excellent series for anyone studying Metaphysics, Natural Health Care and/or desiring to expand their understanding and experience of Spirituality.
This course is specifically designed for a 12 week series, but can be done within a shorter period or even as a weekend course.

"The Artist's Way"

Using the bestselling book by Julia Cameron as the guideline for this 13-week series allows you to celebrate your creativity and yourself as a part of this cosmic creation.
We have all been conditioned to believe that being creative and expressing our creativity is something we can do when we finally have free time and all of our 'serious work' is completed.

This book and the sharing that takes place during this series will support and assist you in knowing and therefore celebrating that you are a part of creation, hence, a creative being. This series will assist you in changing your concepts about your creativity and removing the blocks that stand between you and its expression.

"Osho Zen Tarot"

An incredibly fun way to study the Tarot and philosophies of Zen at the same time! The Osho Zen Tarot Deck is designed to give insight into the past and future as well being an incredible awareness tool into the ever changing moment of Now.
This course was originally designed for an eight week series and also can be done within a weekend.

Natural Healthcare Courses

 

5th Dimension Usui Reiki & 5th Dimension Karuna Ki Reiki

Based upon the practices and philosophies of traditional Usui and Karuna Ki Reiki, 5th Dimension Reiki unites Reiki with the awareness that there is a natural intelligence to our bodies; that the body can and does regenerate itself. 5th Dimension Reiki places its focus upon optimal health, wellness and peace using solution oriented methods and "Reiki Energy." This is a three part course and will assist you in any and all natural healthcare modalities.

The Energy Systems of the Body

This course explores information and meditations relating to the energy of the body, from the perspective known as the 'Chakra System.' The Chakra System is the most ancient point of view relating to the energy of the body and how it works; dating back to Sanskrit and the Ayurvedic System of Medicine. You will learn about the 7 main energy points of the body, their physical, emotional and spiritual purposes. You will learn about the effects of these energy points if they are under-active or over-active, as well as clearing and resetting these points for optimal health and growth.

 

 

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