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Introduction to Insight Meditation Workshop

  • Jun 23, 2013 · 5:00 PM

Introduction to Insight Meditation Workshop

This 10 week workshop series will begin on Sunday June 23 from 5-6:30 pm at the Dome Healing Center, Amelia Island.
The guide that is used for the workshop is “Insight Meditation, A Step by Step Course on How to Meditate” by Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein.and can be ordered in advance, online or, it will be available for purchase at the first meeting of the workshop. It cost approximately $20.
The workshop is appropriate for both beginners and for those that have some meditation experience and want to renew their practice.
The workshop will include discussions, short-guided meditations, and Q&A and is offered free of charge, donations are appreciated.
The workshop is facilitated by Willow Embry, who for the past ten years has been studying and practicing Insight Meditation and leads an on going meditation group that meets once a week. For more information about the workshop and to register, [masked],[masked]

“When we develop mindfulness we train ourselves to pay attention to our present experiences, we then can connect deeply and directly to what is actually happening. We can learn to be fully present with what is… and in doing so, experience a happiness and peace that is not dependent on outer circumstances. Insight Meditation has its foundation in Buddhist teachings but is non-sectarian and anyone, no matter what your chosen faith, can benefit. As neuroscience learns more about the function of the brain it becomes clear that small changes we make in our thinking can lead to big changes in our brain and our experience of life.”

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  • willow e.

    I will share a quote from Joseph Goldstein...
    "We want to investigate and see the truth of our experience, so we can begin to make choices in our lives with discriminating wisdom rather than simply act out our old habit patterns of conditioning. Thoreau wrote about his time at Walden Pond:" I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately and face only the essential facts of life, and see if I could learn what it had to teach, and not when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." Meditative practice is our own Walden Pond. We come to our practice because we wish to live deliberately, to face the essential facts of life, and see if we can learn what it has teach us."
    If any of this rings true for you, this workshop can help you develop the tools you will need for your exploration.

    June 8, 2013

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