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Two ways to think about meditation

Because meditation rocks!

Topic: Two ways to think about meditation

One approach is to think about meditation as instrumental, as a method, a discipline that allows us to cultivate, refine and deepen our capacity to pay attention. 

The other way is the non-instrumental nature of the meditation practice, the way in which meditation is not about getting anywhere else but simply being where you already are.

Practice: Mindfulness of breathing meditation

Tuesday evening is a 90min drop in class suitable for all levels. The class provides an introductory talk, followed by group sharing and discussions and a period of practice (aprox.20min). The talk incorporates practical findings in neuroscience, psychology, medicine and contemplative traditions.

We practice Mindfulness Meditation, mainly mindfulness of breathing. The main purpose of this meditation is to strengthen the attention and calm the mind. People that practice mindfulness meditation say that they feel less stressed and more energized.

Connect and network with like-minded people and practice meditation in a group settings!

*Classes are taught in English
**Cost: 20 chf / session
***No special clothing needed. Chairs are available but also mats, cushions, benches.

Organizer: Ela Amarie
I am certified as a Mindfulness Meditation teacher, by Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies. I was taught by B Alan Wallace, Phd and Paul Ekman, Phd. I am also an MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) teacher, certified by Swiss Mindfulness Association. I have an educational background as a psychologist, with interest in brain and mind interventions and have a regular meditation practice. I offer services for individuals, organizations and community at large.

More about my work:

I offer you a 10min free audio meditation to help build a regular practice:

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Im really sorry to have to cancel with short notice tonight. I will join next week! Just let me know if i still have to pay for my space...

    November 5, 2013

    • Ela A.

      no problem, see you next time!:-)

      November 5, 2013

  • Ela A.

    Thank you all for a good session and interesting discussions! As promised, this this the website of my teacher Phd Alan Wallace
    And the free podcast page:
    However, as I said, he is a Buddhist teacher.

    Thank you Bob for the suggestion, I will think about it and maybe record professionally some meditation practices:-)

    Kind regards, Ela

    November 5, 2013

  • Claire C.

    Interesting topic :-)

    October 30, 2013

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