Classes and Workshops
These programs are ideal for beginners or experienced meditators seeking to deepen their practice.. This approach to mental development easily cultivates agile awareness along with uplifted relaxed moods and mental composure. The sessions are results oriented and balance equal part information, instruction and direct practice. The content is based on the earliest known Buddhist texts and presented in easy to understand terminology. This approach accelerates leaning and has shown to be highly effective. Sessions are progressive with each building on the previous.
There is an emphasis is on developing ease and lightness with wholesome — healthy feeling-tones in conjunction with relaxed-awarenes. As tranquil awareness becomes steady, urgency and anxiety naturally fade away. The result is composure. and contentment. With modest practice, heartfelt happiness becomes a dominant state of mind and body Gradually, there is less reliance on external sources for satisfaction. The meditative experience evolves into a sustainable and rewarding simple pleasure accompanied by a clear bright 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 a new-harmonious feeling, mood or state of mind
4. Fully experience the harmoniousness feeling as long as possible
Learn and Experience Tranquil Awareness Meditation
Tranquil awareness meditation classes guides beginners and experienced meditators to cultivate skill sets that engage four primary guiding principles of meditation that lead to sustained contentment and awakening wisdom.
These meditative principles originate with the earliest forms of Raja yoga and original Buddhist mindfulness practises. They are easy to learned using a method that is consise and immediatly effective. This approach to mental development evenly cultivates heightened awareness balanced with tranquility and relaxed physical comfort. Distractions and negative moods dissolve and naturally replaced with uplifted mood tones and clear thoughts.
In broad terms, this practice deconditions habitual stress reactions such as anxiety, fear, and worry. it restores composed awareness that helps us see how we unconsciously react to situations. We learn to consciously let go of dark moods and thought loops without getting caught up in them. Conflicted thoughts and moods gradually melt away in favor of responsiveness and harmonious-balance. It’s like learning to change mental channels to conscious selective responses. With practice, we consciously reset our neuropahtways in brain and body to optional clarity that results if grater contentment.
This practice is ideal for beginners and helpful to experienced meditators stalled in their current practice. Sustained practice in tranquil awareness mediation leads to deepening wisdom with experience in jhana or dhyāna and Samadhi.
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.
5-Week Meditation Series
Begins September 24 2019
Mill Valley, CA
This introductory class series teaches the fundamental understanding skill development to quickly cultivate rich and rewarding meditative experiences to 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 taught by the Buddha. This approach to meditation cultivates agile awareness along with uplifted relaxed moods and overall well-being. It is interesting to learn, fun to do, and immediately effective.
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 PM,
5-week Series Dates: 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15 & 10/22
45 Camino Alto
#204 (Echo Rock Neurotherapy)
Mill Valley CA 94941
Above Starbucks next to Safeway
Questions? Call or text 415.250.5294
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