Sunday, July 3, 2011

Free Meditation Classes all Summer!

All levels invited, first timers welcome!

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At the T Lazy 7 Ranch five minutes from Aspen
Sunday 8 - 9 am
Tuesday 8 - 9:30 am

At O2 Yoga Studio on Main St. in Aspen
Wed 5:30 - 6pm

Class schedule good through August 23, 2011

Classes are donation based and open to everyone. There is no “fee”. Even so, please pre-register by clicking the button in the side bar so we have an idea of how many folks will be coming!

Classes will meet on the lawn by the massage studio (cabin 11) and will be in different locations all over the ranch every week, so please be timely and wear shoes appropriate for walking over uneven ground. Please dress in layers as it can range from quite chilly to very warm in the mountains in the morning.

In case of rain, we will meet inside Cabin #11 (my home and office) for meditation.

I look forward to sitting with you!

The Technique

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art Of Living.

This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation. Healing, not merely the curing of diseases, but the essential healing of human suffering, is its purpose.

Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind. It is this observation-based, self-exploratory journey to the common root of mind and body that dissolves mental impurity, resulting in a balanced mind full of love and compassion.
The scientific laws that operate one's thoughts, feelings, judgements and sensations become clear. Through direct experience, the nature of how one grows or regresses, how one produces suffering or frees oneself from suffering is understood. Life becomes characterized by increased awareness, non-delusion, self-control and peace.

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