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The world is filled with so many interesting things! People doing stuff, going places, making things happen. It’s all very exciting.
This is not about any of that.
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. As we get clearer about the practice of guiding a meditation, our own practice deepens immeasurably.
Welcome to the Meditation Retreat for Fidgety Skeptics, where it doesn’t matter how many techniques and paths you’ve neurotically screwed up – in this workshop, we start again fresh! Join me at the Omega Institute in upstate New York for a fun and rigorously humanistic weekend of meditation exploration, that … gets bat-shit mystical at the end, because, frankly, that’s where the fun is.
Think of this workshop as “Being Human School.” It’s a relaxed and practical distillation of what meditators have been learning for 3,000 years. The day focuses on practice, on the exploration and common-sense application of four key meditative skills – concentration, clarity, equanimity and compassion – and how they can be mixed and matched to create the right customized practice.
The CEC’s sixth annual “Meditate – Celebrate – Activate” retreat is happening in July 2019. This retreat is unique for the way it builds on mindfulness and meditation practices, taking insights from the cushion and applying them immediately to interactive community good-times.
How can we respond most meaningfully as educators, advocates, and ordinary citizens to intensifying environmental dangers? Contemplative Environmental Practice is a week-long workshop that explores how our inner lives can provide insight, passion, and sensitivity to our environmental engagements.