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Intro to Vipassana Meditation

Long Beach Meditation - Wednesday Sit at 7pm
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Feb 10 10:00AM - 12:00PM

With Susy Keely and Cesar Seas - http://www.longbeachmeditation.org/new-events/beginnerscourse

Learn Vipassana techniques that will help reduce stress, increase emotional balance, and develop your inner-strength. You will access the ability to be mindful with less judgement and more stability. Join us for this course to learn how to act from your deepest intentions, rather than from fear, desire, or superficial values.

This meditation approach emphasizes direct observation of our present moment experience. Through cultivating mindful attention to our senses, bodies, thoughts, and emotions we can deepen our understanding into the nature of our experience. This allows for more freedom and wisdom around the areas in which we struggle, while at the same time increasing our capacity to deeply participate in what is joyful in our lives.

We will focus on practices that:

Bring balance and kindness to thoughts and emotions

Tune into the body in a helpful way

Cultivate our capacity to be aware with less judgement and more stability

Reduce stress and reactivity

Dissolve barriers to wisdom and compassion

Allow us to act from our deepest intentions rather than from fears, desires and superficial values.

Throughout the course we will also introduce simple and effective practices that help us establish stability of mind. This place of calm and ease will serve as a platform for our Vipassana practice, as well as a refuge that can be accessed in daily life.

This course establishes the foundation for any of our weekly sitting groups, courses and retreats, in which we further deepen our mindfulness with 'vipassana' (insight) practices.

This six-week course meets Saturdays, January 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 10 and 17, from 10am - 12pm. Course fee is $125. No one is turned away for lack of funds, scholarships available.

How to find us:We meet in the Gabrielson Chapel of the Bay Shore Church on The Toledo and Granada in Belmont Shore.

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