Third Sunday of the Month from February 18 to November 18
First Sunday of the Month from March 4 to December 2
The Wisdom Writings of Traditional Meditation
Inform your understanding of meditation
A monthly two hour workshop on writings at the heart of what each tradition points to. Find out about a world view that might be common to all, while each path might express it differently - and it is a world away from what most people experience in everyday life in 2018.
* $45 per session
**$200 for 5 sessions
***$350 for all 10 sessions
Ten workshops in Wisdom Writings of Traditional Meditation
Understanding the Yoga Sutras : February18
Understanding Zen Mindfulness : March 18
What is Traditional Meditation : April 15
Understanding Rumi and Sufiism: May 20
Understanding the Shiva Sutras : June 17
Understanding Christian Mysticism : July 15
Understanding Greek Mysticism : August 19
Understanding Funny Stories, tales and riddles : September 16
Let's Talk about Buddhism : October 21
Understanding Self from a Meditation Perspective : November 18
Each workshop will give an introduction to the wisdom-point of each path, and we'll talk together about what each might imply for living. Then we'll have a meditation from that perspective. Ample notes will accompany each workshop, and may be a guide to your further exploration.
FEBRUARY 18: UNDERSTANDING THE YOGA SUTRA
Yoga - a unitary state
This workshop introduces you to the way Yoga was described in the very famous work, The Yoga Sutras.
The first sutras give a surprising definition of Yoga and at the same time offer a stunning insight into how your mind works.
And then there are the Eight Limbs of Yoga, equally famous... but what were they about? The Sutras suggest the mind is afflicted, in some very particular ways, which the author describes. The Eight Limbs are intended to cure those afflictions.
These two great Zen teachers of our time had plenty to say about mindfulness, in two famous books - Thich Nhat Hanh's The Miracle of Mindfulness, and Suzuki's Zen Mind Beginner Mind. They are the foundation of what we now know as mindfulness. But what is that? Is mindfulness the same as meditation or is itdifferent from meditation? Is it traditional or is it modern? See what they said, in their own words.
April 15: WHAT IS TRADITIONAL MEDITATION, ANYWAY?
Many traditions, many paths
Indeed there are many traditions and many paths - yet where do they lead to?
A common image is that there are many paths up to the top of the mountain, but at the top there is no path and all paths have led to this pathless point. Well, whatever could they be talking about?
Climbing the mountain (or is it an outline of Queensland with stick figures on it?)
MONTHLY SOMATIC WORKSHOPS
First Sunday of every month, starting 4th March to 2nd December
Dates for Somatics Workshops
First Sunday of every month, from March to December
10.00 am - 12 noon
Fee: $35 per session
$250 for 10 sessions
Teacher: Jani Jamieson
The Somatic Workshops
Experience your body in a way that you might not have before - the sensory experience of self
Find out ways to keep yourself steady in awareness rather than reaction - learn the methods of still-mind meditation, and mindfulness in every day life. 6 week program. Morning session at 10.00am or evening session at 6.30pm
Learn Resilience Flexibility and Problem solving
A two-part, 8 week program that gives you insight into why we are un-resilient and problem-maintaining, and the means to make a difference. 10.00 am - 12.30 pm or 6.30 pm -9.00 pm
A 3 hour still mind meditation. Easier than you think, and the time flies by! Change position whenever you feel the need. Note Precautions
Stillness Meditation Retreat at Bendigo
Meditation retreat focusing on outcomes of meditation. Friday 6th - Sunday 8th September, at Axedale near Bendigo. Places limited
A whimsical glossary of terms related to Meditation, Mindfulness, and Yoga. Get the skinny on what these words and terms really mean. If there's something you'd like explained that's not on here, drop us a line and we'll update it and let you know.