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life skills: meditation

Life_skills__meditation

what we are doing

This workshop introduces and practices meditation both silent and in group dialogue.

These meditation forms complement and support each other in grounding and inspiring us in the realities of our world right now.

The guidelines for silent meditation are derived from Zen Peacemakers (a lay tradition in which meditation and social engagement are core practices). Its three guiding steps of inquiry have an ancient lineage, and are held in common with contemplative practices arising at different times and places in many parts of the world.

Our “talking stick” group meditation derives from Native American council practice. It too has much in common with other ancient traditions of inquiry, probably starting when humans first sat around a fire together at night.


what you will learn

We will review and practice—

• the simple guidelines for silent sitting meditation as well as walking meditation
• the simple guidelines for speaking and listening from our heart
• clarifying questions are welcomed.

You are welcome also to join further weekly Tuesday meditation evenings.


type of class

skill required beginner

your chalkler will be

Rosalind Jiko McIntosh

Rosalind has practiced Zen Buddhist meditation for more than 25 years including 9 years residential monastic training in a Zen monastery. She is an ordained Zen Peacemaker minister. Previously she raised children and had a career as a medical and biological research scientist.

She is also a teaching elder in the community of the Art of Wilderness Mentoring in the USA which is based on Native American principles and practices.


what to bring
Wear comfortable clothes that will not distract others. Chairs are available for those not comfortable sitting on floor cushions.


cost 15.00 (incl. GST)

how to book and pay
We expect pre-payment for all classes.
RSVP and pay using this paypal link or
deposit 15.00 into chalkle's Kiwibank account:
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Reference:[masked] - Your name


our cancellation policy
If you RSVP for a class and fail to show up, you will get a "no show". Three no shows means you will be removed from chalkle°. You may request to rejoin after six months.
If you cancel your RSVP:
- less than 3 days before = no refund
- after 7pm the night before = no refund and a "no show" will be recorded

about chalkle°
chalkle° connects people interested in teaching and learning from each other face-to-face -- in a fun, social environment!
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  • Liz K.

    This sounds great, but I don't have evenings really over the next month, working towards a play, but would love to attend after that :)

    March 17, 2013

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