In this introductory class, the basic instruction in insight meditation will be given sequentially, beginning with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, of emotions, of thoughts, of mind and of the application of mindfulness in daily life and on retreat. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as for experienced meditators who want to refresh the fundamentals of their practice. In this class you will learn to:
1. Develop a healthier relationship with your thoughts.
2. Develop more balance with your emotions.
3. Be more in touch with your body and mind.
4. Increase your capacity to be loving and kind.
This class will provide a relaxed and supportive environment and will be tailored to the specific needs of participants. Students will be given a home practice guide and instructions to expand mindfulness into daily life. Practice outside class is an important part of the learning process.
DATES: 6 Thursdays - 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, & 10/24
LOCATION: Portland Insight Meditation Center Dharma Hall, 6536 SE Duke Street, Portland OR 97206
REQUESTED DONATION: $135 (No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.)
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Doug (503-293-4177 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
TO REGISTER: Please click HERE.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Doug is a student of Robert Beatty. In 2015 he completed a three year teacher training program with Robert. He has also received teaching and guidance from a variety of other Western Buddhist teachers. In 2008 Doug completed the Spirit Rock sponsored two and half year Community Dharma Leader Training with Tara Brach and James Baraz. More recently he has been a student of Mathew Flickstein and is currently in a teacher training program with him.
Doug's teaching is an integration of Western psychology, neuroscience, Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to life, and compassionate engagement in the world. While remaining true to the core of the Dharma, his approach is relevant and accessible to our culture today. Doug's focus is on practices that lead directly to freedom from suffering, awakening joy, and deepening compassion.