Classes and Workshops
These programs are ideal for beginners or those seeking to deepen their experience of insight and wisdom. They are results oriented and balance information, instruction and direct practice. The content offered is technique oriented with content is based on the earliest known buddhist texts and presented in layman English.
Workshops and classes balance instruction and information with short guided practice and silent individual meditation. This approach accelerates leaning and is immediately effective. Classes and workshop sessions are progressive with each building on the previous class.
If you have already meditate and seeking to accelerate your practice, this approach to meditation cultivates unwavering qualities of agile awareness along with uplifted relaxed moods and stable moods. Traditionally, this is known as the brahmaviharas or heavenly mental states. The emphasis is on developing wholesome and healthy feeling-tones in conjunction with relaxed-awarenes. As tranquil awareness becomes steady, urgency and anxiety naturally fade away. The result is composure. Contentment and heartfelt happiness becomes a dominant state of mind-body, Gradually, there is less reliance on sense pleasures for satisfaction. The meditative experience evolves into a sustainable and rewarding sense of pleasure accompanied by an agile mind and uplifted attitude. It can be practiced anywhere and ideal for active lifestyles.
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The Core Practice
Tranquil awareness meditation classes guides beginners and experienced meditators to cultivate skill sets that engage four primary guiding principles of meditation
1. Recognize the presence of an unharmonious feeling, mood or state of mind
2. Let go mentally and physically of an unharmonious, feeling, mood or states of mind
3. Invite and awaken anew-harmonious feeling, mood or state of mind
4. Fully experience the new harmoniousness feeling, mood or state of mind as long as possible
The training principles combine a learning method known as the Six Rs. This is a practical to guide actions during meditation to develop balanced awareness and physical comfort. This approach to meditation is easy to understand but like all training, takes practice to fully experience the desired results.
In broad terms, it’s a guide to lean how and when toxic feelings and moods highjack our thoughts and feeling and learning how to let go and get back to a harmonious states of mind. It’s like learning how to gently change mental channels after dissolving toxic feelings or moods. By skillfully applying these practice methods, we get back on a track of greater degrees of harmonious, feelings, moods, or mental states. When used repeatedly, this process effectively deconditions compulsive habitual emotional driven behavior: the source of anger, compulsiveness, worry, anxiety, and most types of depression.
The Six Rs is a guide to accurately observe how the mind moves and how to control unconscious automatic reactions. It is a simple mnemonic system or practice to guide conscious actions that promote mental and physical harmony while repeatedly dissolving unharmonious feeling, moods or mental states. Directing harmonious practice principles balances emotional, mental, and physical well-being in each moment. Once learned and practiced, it results in happiness, comfort and soft awareness centered in kindness and benevolence.
Thousands of people worldwide have discovered and use the universally effective self-directed meditative training. A series of six consecutive sessions quickly develops skills to experience many benefits unavailable in psychotherapy. Cultivating these skills directly contribute to mental agility and attentiveness with positive life affirming feelings and thought processes.
Sessions / Classes
Learn to create a meditative home base of ease and tranquility. Learn how "feeling good in mind and body" makes meditation fun and interesting. Learn how meditation states produce positive personality traits. Experience contentment by applying an uplifted wholesome feeling after disengaging from compulsive urges.
Learn to enjoy meditation. Learn how a small smile relieves stress while promoting mental ease and physical comfort. Learn how to engage moment -to-moment awareness and let go and disengage mental activity in four stages: 1. Settling, 2. Steadying, 3. Composing, 4. Stilling.
Learn why recurring distractions are your best teachers. By recognizing toxic feeling and painful thoughts, we learn where and when to disentangle from them as they occur by actively letting go. Learn how disengagement, relaxation, and a little smile results in relief and ease.
Learn the basics of how to influence the bodily nervous system and neurology for greater happiness. Learn about flight or fight and other central nervous system impulses and how the parasympathetic system activates rebalancing. Learn how to quickly recognize and dissolve the unconscious nervous reactive and how to consciously respond.
Learn build seven universal wholesome and harmonious qualities. Practice to grow them for extended periods of deep contentment and comfort. Learn to and balance mental and physical qualities will having fun doing it.
Learn how to carry these meditative training into active daily life while, driving, shopping, working at home and in the workplace.
Fall Class Series 2018
6-Week Meditation Series Begins September 25 in Mill Valley, CA
This introductory class series teaches the fundamental core mindfulness and relaxation techniques along with skill development to quickly cultivate rich and rewarding meditative experiences that enhance active life styles.
The series is ideal for beginners or experienced meditators who wish to deepen their practice. tranquil awareness meditation is based on the original meditation instructions given by the Buddha. This approach to meditation cultivates agile awareness along with uplifted relaxed moods. It is fun to do and immediately effective.
Tuesdays, Sept 25, Oct. 2, 9,16, 23, 30 2018
7:00 - 8:30 PM
45 Camino Alto
#204 (Echo Rock Neurotherapy)
Mill Valley CA 94941
Above Starbucks next to Safeway
Call or text 415.250.5294
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This meditation is interesting to learn and enjoyable to do. Classes blend information and detailed instructions along with short practice sessions. It provides relief from habitual anxiety, distress, and toxic thoughts. Participants can quickly acquire practical skills and knowledge that result in positive change with increased happiness, tranquility, and heightened awareness. Practice dissolves toxic feelings and negative moods. Tranquil awareness is immediately effective resulting in greater contentment and ease in daily life. Once learned, the benefits deepen and combine to decondition habitual emotional upsets resulting in greater contentment and well being.
Class presentations combine equal parts information and meditative training exercises that broaden analytical understanding of exactly how we inadvertently and unknowingly create anxiety, aversion, addiction, stress, regret, sadness that result in unhappiness. Each session focuses on developing an expanded capacity by refining meditative techniques and skills.
The subject matter covered in class examines aspects of our physical and mental landscape that governs our happiness. This is a scientific approach founded on phenomenological principles that combine intellectual understanding with direct observation. The goal is developing awareness to reveal how thoughts and feelings originate; how they condition unconscious behavior and: how to deal with them effectively.
Meditative practices and skill development is the counter part to the information and learning segments. Sessions provide participants a toolkit of techniques, protocols, and skill enhancement to quickly experience increased conscious attentiveness—the basis for responding to distress skillfully rather then being engulfed by habitual emotional reactions.
The core instructions feature a simple learning methodology known as the Six Rs. Participants learn to observe, relax, and release tension that can easily dominate the mind and body. This is the original mindfulness meditative training found in the earliest Buddhist text and made actionable using this easy to learn method. When applied as instructed, it simply deconditions the causes of unhappiness and promotes conscious attentiveness and emotional contentment.
Sessions include meditative exercises that are interesting to learn and fun to practice. Every session balances exercises, instruction, with Q&A throughout. As with any new skill, time devoted to practice is proportional to results. Once understood and trained, application of these techniques quickly deconditions mental static and physical stress providing a broad sense of contentment and well-being. Regular practice promotes, mental agility and emotional ease in all ages and those with active lifestyles.