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Beginner Meditation Series Part VII - Four Immeasurables and Tonglen (1 of 2)

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Home of Christine Lehmann

6625 10th Street, Apt. C2 · Alexandria, VA

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Parking in the nearby lot or on the street is free. To gain access to Christine's place: To the right of the front door is a list of apt. numbers. Press #C2 and then identify yourself. Christine will buzz you in.

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Beginning September 16th 2018 we will offer a 13 week series of beginner-level meditation classes. The series is designed to create a foundation for meditation practice by introducing the techniques for "calm abiding" (shamatha), the four immeasurables, "sending and receiving" (tonglen), "clear seeing" (vipahyana) and deity yoga. The series is based on Kathleen McDonald's book "How to Meditate." Participants are encourage to supplement the series with a study of the text. No experience is needed; all are welcome; prior participation not required. There will be time for question and answers. Experienced meditators are encourage to participate in our 11:30 AM session on Sundays.

Outline of the series:

09/16 - Overview & Introduction

09/23 - What is Meditation

09/30 - Guided Meditation on the Breath

10/07 - Introduction to Mindfulness and Introspection - part 1

10/14 - Introduction to Mindfulness and Introspection - part 2

10/21 - Guided Meditation on Clarity of Mind and Continuity of Mind

10/28 - Four Immeasurables - part 1

11/04 - Four Immeasurables - part 2

11/11 - Introduction to Vipashyana - part 1

11/18 - Introduction to Vipashyana - part 2

12/02 - Guided Meditation on Suffering

12/09 - Introduction to Deity Yoga

12/16 - Where do we go from here?

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