Eight Week Meditation CourseStarts January 11th 2014
Eight Week Meditation Course - 'The deeper States Of Meditation'
"The Practice Of Jhana Meditation"Offered By:
A.I.B.M.C. (Arizona International Buddhist Meditation Center)and Shane Wilson
8 Week Course (1 class per week) Saturday mornings 10:00 am-11:30 am
Starting January 11th, 2014Cost $50.00 (Dose not Includes the book '"Beyond mindfulness in Plain English" by Bhante Gunaratana)
This eight week course is available through A.I.B.M.C. and Shane Wilson
Held at 432 South Temple Street, Mesa, AZ 85204
Beyond Mindfulness In Plain English" An Introductory Guide to Deeper States of Meditation
Every meditation tradition explains that there are two aspects to any effective meditation practice: insight and concentration. In Mindfulness in Plain English, author Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, a monk from Sri Lanka and venerated teacher of Buddhism, offered basic instruction on the meaning of insight (or vipassana) meditation through concepts that could be applied to any tradition. In Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English, he presents the levels of concentration with the same simplicity and humor that made the previous book so successful. The focus here is on the Jhanas, those meditative states of profound stillness and concentration in which the mind becomes fully immersed and absorbed in the chosen object of attention.
The student is responsible for purchasing there own copy of "Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English". A copy can be purchased here: http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Mindfulness-Plain-English-Introductory/dp/0861715292The first three chapters are avilable free at: http://www.wisdompubs.org/sites/default/files/preview/Beyond%20Mindfulness%20Book%20Preview.pdf
This 8-week course contains information, exercises, and meditations to help you quiet the mind, dis-identify with it, and move into the present moment where you can experience your true nature, which is at peace with life and contains all the wisdom you need to create a happy and fulfilling life. The key to happiness is not getting something from outside ourselves or even improving ourselves, but by connecting with our own source of wisdom, happiness, peace, and contentment. We are all masterful and joyful beings. This course will help you discover the true source of happiness and leave behind limiting thoughts and beliefs and the painful emotions they create.
SOME TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED INCLUDE: Jhana meditation practices How to meditate for relaxation and energy
Setting up your personal meditation program
How to regulerly experience mindfulness
What it's like to be in presence and live in the Now
The development of concentrationA general deeper awareness
How to deal with distractions in meditation and life
Shane Wilson the course facilitator is a Buddhist minister, he has studied meditation throughout the world with many gifted teachers. He regularly teaches at the Arizona International Buddhist meditation Center as well as facilitating meditation sits, workshops and bookstore talks. To register: fill out and mail the form below with check
Mail to: AIBMC-course registration, 432 South Temple Street, Mesa, AZ 85204
Please add check# and amount paid: ($50.00)
For credit card payments go to; http://www.meditationforyou.org/donate.php phone in contact information and please print a receipt and bring to the first class. For further information about the classes and the location, phone[masked] or visit www.meditationforyou.org