Classes, Programs and Workshops
Basic Insight Meditation for Mindful Living
Rec & Ed Class ID# 1839.201 Mindfulness is a gateway to lasting transformation. Learn about mindfulness and concentration practices in a kind and supportive environment as you take your first steps toward establishing a meditation practice. You will also learn supportive practices to open the heart and calm the mind. Class activities included meditation instruction, practice and discussion. All are welcome; this class is suitable for beginners and those wanting a refresher. 8 classes
Instructors: Hugh Danville and Karen Mori, Still Mountain Meditation Center.
When: Mondays, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm, Jan 22 thru Mar 5, 2018
Where: Pioneer High School Media Center
Registration: Ann Arbor Rec & Ed website: www.aareced.com
"The paramis are traditionally used to help explain why dharma/meditation practice seems to come more easily for some practitioners than for others. Maybe you have wondered about what might be impeding your own meditation practice and why perhaps it has become static and stale. It is very likely that some of the answers may lie in understanding of the paramis, and it is equally likely that fuller expression of one or more of the paramis, at least initially, is more important than any particular technical aspect of your mediation practice. Therefore, this is a critical area for our dhamma practice, especially since the paramis are practices that are done off the cushion in everyday life, and have deep resonance in everything we do as we fulfill our aspiration for freedom.
In this class, we will work directly from a text written by Ajahn Sucitto titled “Parami, Ways to Cross Life’s Floods”. In my opinion, this is a dharma book that can make all the difference in a practitioner’s life. It is freely available as an ebook on forestsangha.org as well as Sucitto’s blog and HolyBooks.com. We will also look for ways for creative play with the paramis, such as by reading and discussing some of the jataka tales and possibly other teaching stories that clarify and instruct regarding the energies of the paramis.
if you would like to register please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Instructor: David Lawson
When: Dates of this upcoming Winter/Spring session will be 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10 and 5/24 (8 meetings).
Where: Turner Senior Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
This class is intended for practitioners at all levels”.
Study Group: Still Mountain Buddhists for Racial Justice
The Still Mountain Buddhists for Racial Justice Study Group meets monthly. The group was formed to engage in ongoing self-education regarding racism, white privilege, and other forms of social inequity and oppression in our society. Without engaging in self-hatred or self-blame, we can look compassionately at the ways in which we have not received an adequate education about the nature and extent of racism and other forms of social oppression in our society, in our Buddhist sanghas, and in ourselves. We invite anyone in the sangha who is interested in such matters to join us. (A copy of the group's annual report (2/12/17) may be seen here.)
Contact: Jim Whiteside at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning Meditation for Mindful Aging
Mindfulness is a gateway to lasting transformation.
Learn about mindfulness and concentration practices in a kind and supportive environment as you take your first steps toward establishing a meditation practice.
You will also learn supportive practices to open the heart and calm the mind. Class activities included meditation instruction, practice and discussion. All are welcome; this class is suitable for beginners and those wanting to refresh their practice.
When: Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8
Where: Turner Senior Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
Offered by Teachers from Still Mountain Meditation Center:
Instructor: Bilha Birman Rivlin (734)330-9376, email@example.com
Fee: Dana Offering
For Registration and more information
please contact Turner Center at: (734)998-9353