This year I am Artist-in-Residence at the awesome Harmony Hotel.In exchange for them putting me up and giving me a space to write and work, I offer free meditation classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7am to all guests and anyone else in the area who wants to stop by.
Meditation is both an exploration and a training. This popular 7-week course – now in its seventh year – features a mix of guided practice, discussion, and weekly meditation-in-action homework assignments. It is both practical and contemplative, with an honest take on both the limitations of practice, as well as its strange and beautiful transformative dimensions.
The world is crazy. Meditation is sanity. The intention of this weekend training is to empower everyone – including people not remotely interested in becoming a “teacher” – to think about and care for their own mental health and the mental health of others. Learning to guide meditation practice is an excellent way to do both.