About the Course
In this course we will learn basic sitting and walking meditation, through mindfulness of the body’s breathing, and awareness of one’s senses. We will learn to let the mind’s turbulent activity come and go in peace while sitting still. This practice will help us to develop clarity and stability in our daily life.
The practices of Shambhala reveal to us the inherent clarity of our mind, our innate compassion for this world, and our natural grounded-ness on this earth. As a result, we may feel the courage to be truly who we are in a non-judgmental way, as genuine human beings who care.
This course consists of 5 recorded lessons that are between 10 and 20 minutes long. After being enrolled you may watch and revisit these videos at any time and as often as you wish. Additionally, you will find reading suggestions and further resources that will help you to continue your journey of meditation.
Talk 1: Why Meditate?
Talk 2: Sitting Meditation Instruction
Talk 3: Physical Posture and Walking Meditation
Talk 4: Relating to Thoughts and Feelings
Talk 5: How to Maintain a Regular Practice
About the Teacher
Arawana Hayashi is a dancer, choreographer, and movement teacher, trained in both Japanese and Western art forms. She is also a senior teacher of meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. From her career’s inception, her work as an artist and meditation practitioner has been intertwined with innovations in community building and education. Arawana is a founding member of the Presencing Institute and is currently on the faculty of the ALIA Institute for authentic leadership in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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