5 Week Course
Facilitator: Loretta Geuenich
When: 23rd Aug to 20th Sept 2018
Time: 6.30pm to 8pm
Cost: Members $60, Non-Members $85
Meditation in Everyday Life is a 5-week course that teaches mindfulness-awareness meditation. It shows us how this practice can enhance our daily lives in the most practical sense. In this course we experience what happens when we stop avoiding ourselves, and the present moment, and practice simply being with whatever is going on in our lives.
We learn to cultivate courage and stability amidst the complexities and demands of jobs, responsibilities, relationships, and the everyday desires, concerns and uncertainties we all face. The stability and wisdom we cultivate through this practice strengthens and expands so that we end up benefiting not only ourselves, but the world around us.
Meditation in Everyday Life combines technique and view in a setting of gentle support and community. It will provide you with all the tools you need to establish a strong and consistent meditation practice or strengthen your existing practice.
Five weekly interactive classes of 2 hours each which include guided meditation, short talks, discussion and support for your own sitting practice.
Class 1: Posture & Worthiness – Foundations of Meditation; Connecting with our own innate capacities for stability, clarity and strength.
Class 2: Breath & Being – Feeling our Emotions; Developing confidence we experience that we can work with our minds, however they might be.
Class 3: Obstacles & Antidotes – Working with barriers to mindfulness meditation through learning to relax and let ourselves be.
Class 4: Willing to Open: The Genuine Heart. Through sitting practice, we experience genuineness and an increasing willingness to open to life as it is.
Class 5: Bringing It All Together & Going Out into the World. Connecting in with greater confidence, openness and appreciation we can make a difference in our homes, workplaces and beyond.
Loretta is the resident Shastri (teacher) at Adelaide Shambhala Meditation Group which offers meditation instruction, practice and teachings for people from all backgrounds. Loretta is completing her Doctorate of Education where she has been researching what Contemplative Education has to offer 21st Century higher education. She is interested in what supports us to become more aware of our own innate human capacities, and in doing so become more responsible to ourselves, each other and the world.