Meditation in Everyday Life

September 18th—October 9th (2018)

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  • $130.00 Patron Price
  • $110.00 Program Price
  • $50.00 Repeat Price
  • Or, pay what you can afford (enter amount when registering online, or pay on site)
Room: WPFC Carriage House
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While meditation has many benefits, establishing a consistent personal practice can be extremely challenging for both new and experienced meditators alike. This four-week mindfulness meditation program is designed to help meditators develop a regular practice and bring the benefits of meditation to their daily lives. 

As we begin to practice on a regular basis, we learn to relax and simply be with whatever is going on in our lives. Over time, this meditation helps us to cultivate courage, humor, and stability in the face of the everyday complexities of jobs, relationships, and all aspects of daily life.

As a theme throughout the course, we’ll explore how creating stability and gentleness in our minds can expand outward to benefit our friends, family, neighbors, and society as a whole. Each class includes a guided meditation, a short talk or teaching, and time for a discussion about how the material relates to daily life.

Meditation in Everyday Life can be taken as a single course or as part of a series (see further below).

No prerequisites. 

Questions?  Please contact Jon.

Please use the yellow registration button at bottom of page to register.

About our pricing: The Patron Price helps us to offer teachings to those who can't afford the program price. Our Generosity Policy is available if the Program Price is too high. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The Repeat Price is for those who would like to take the program again.

About the Path

The Everyday Life classes and the Levels I-V are an extensive path of training in authentic meditation practices and wisdom teachings created for the challenges of modern, everyday existence. The program is open to people of all religious backgrounds or no religious background. It is recommended for new and experienced meditators as well as those looking to enrich their personal spiritual path and social action. Please note that the Everyday Life classes and the Levels are ideally taken during the same period for a complete and deep experience.

The Everyday Life series—five courses, usually offered in weekly classes in each, provide a complete overview of the path of meditation and spiritual teachings. Because the teachings continually deepen, each class is a prerequisite for the next. Classes include: Meditation in Everyday Life, Contentment in Everyday Life, Joy in Everyday Life, Fearlessness in Everyday Life, and Wisdom in Everyday Life.

Levels I through V — a series of secular meditation weekend workshops, suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. These five workshops include meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal meetings with an instructor, and group discussions. Because the teachings continually deepen, each level is a prerequisite for the next. Levels include: The Art of Being Human, Discover Your Inner Warrior, Warrior in the World, Awakened Heart, Open Sky.

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence – The Rigden weekend is the culmination of the Everyday Life courses and Levels I-V. The Rigden is a representation of our enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional confidence.  Historically, Rigdens were enlightened rulers – those who could “rule their world” based on their unwavering experience of basic goodness.