Workshops series is presented twice annually in San Francisco. The course is held on six consecutive weekday evening on a drop-in basis. Sessions include, instruction, group practice, coaching, and Q&A throughout. It is ideal for beginners and also addresses the needs of experienced meditators who wish to progress further in the stages of meditation. Participants are encouraged to practice daily during the series for a minimum of ten minutes to more effectively cultivate greater degrees of happiness.
The content in each session is based on the authentic meditation techniques described in Buddha's discourses. Presentations blend instruction and interactive practice exercises. The techniques and methods offered equip participants with a tool kit of practical knowledge and skill-sets necessary to progress in the stages of meditation. Handouts of the course material are provided at each session to enhance core competency.
Participant learn a systematic method of radical self psycotherapy that quickly develops skills, understanding, and confidence for self-directed practice including:
Session 1 Relief: A Holistic and Sustainable Approach to Meditation
Session 2 The Building Blocks of Transformation: A Mindscape Map for the Journey Ahead
Session 3 The Alchemy of Meditation: Turning Obstacles into Relief and Sublime States of Mind
Session 4 Selective Thinking: Deconditioning Habitual Emotions and Changing Mental Channels
Session 5 The Stages of Meditation: Unification of Mind and Discovering the Buddha’s Smile
Session 6 Advanced Practice: Tips and Tricks to Big-Wow and Aha Moments
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1-Week Peer Group Retreat
11/18 -- 24 at Jikoji Center near Los Gatos. Registration is open for this self-directed meditation retreat. Practice in a picturesque retreat setting with other like minded people for a full week including meals for $410. more....
2 Night Weekend Peer Retreat Friday 11/22 thru Sunday 11/23, 2014 for $60 per night including meals. Private and shared rooms are available. more...