with Rachel Boughton
This is a 4 session class for anyone who would like to learn about meditation and koans. This is a class to help you be at home in your own mind and in your own life.
This class is meant to help you learn everything you need for a meditation practice you can take with you wherever you go, that will stick with you in both hard and easy times. Each week we will cover different facets of practice including meditation techniques, inquiry, koans, body awareness, creativity, and bringing your practice home and to work.
Come as you are, you need no preparation to meditate. You will learn many different ways that you can have a meditation practice: sitting, standing, walking around, stopped in traffic, too busy to think straight, or at peace in the garden.
Here is meditation without having to believe in anything or having to do it right. You will learn some ancient wisdom and some practical tips and all the necessary pieces of a portable meditation practice that you can use wherever you go and in whatever life you have.
Cost: $120 non members, $100 members. Scholarships are available for this class, just contact the registrar if you need one.
Registration is limited, please register early.
Instructor: Rachel Boughton has taught meditation for 15 years and been with Pacific Zen Institute since 2001. She discovered meditation long ago, by a fortuitous accident when she was quite young, after reading a book and sending away for instructions. It worked and has been a fascinating adventure ever since. For more information email santarosazen-(at)-gmail.com
If you've always wanted to learn to meditate or it only just occurred to you or you want to refresh your memory, this is a chance to get the simple directions, to ask questions and perhaps to set down the burdensome question of "am I doing this right?"
On the first Monday evening of every month, we will be offering this class at the Santa Rosa Creek Zendo from 6 to 7pm.
What is meditation? How can I have a regular practice? What do koans have to do with it? This event is free of charge, although donations are gratefully accepted. If you would like more information or to reserve a spot email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pacific Zen Institute 825 Sonoma Avenue Suite B, Santa Rosa, CA 95404