AMHERST, NH. 03031
THE ART OF MEDITATION
“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.” Henry David Thoreau
“The principle of meditation is that you become what you meditate on”. Eknath Easwaran – Gandhi the Man.
SADHANA IS THE PRINCIPAL!
An Ordinary Life Transformed – Lessons for Everyone from the Bhagavad Gita – Rev. Stephanie Rutt
Come learn the art of meditation through the lens of Walden/Henry David Thoreau & The Bhagavad Gita.
This class is designed for anyone, including beginners to learn the art of meditation through a daily Sadhana practice of which you choose. We will explore many styles/types of meditation to help you find the one that works for you best!
Following the allegoric story of the Gita and the wisdom of Henry David Thoreau/Walden we will learn to incorporate the philosophies of each through specific questions and intentions.
This class meets for 14 weeks: Tuesdays 6:30 pm. – 8:00 pm. (both in person/on zoom)
October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st; November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th;
December 5th, 12th, 19th; January 9th, 16th, 23rd.
Cost: $325.00 (with option to make payments per month)
Facilitated by: Rev. Carol Lipkin
Required reading: An Ordinary Life Transformed, Lessons for Everyone from The Bhagavad Gita.
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Recommended reading: Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Thoreau – A Life - Laura Dassow Walls
Walking – Henry David Thoreau
To reserve your spot contact: Rev. Carol Lipkin
Peaceful Journeys Yoga, Meditation & Massage Centre
Classes in person/on zoom held at:
76 State Route 101A Unit 10
Amherst, NH. 03031
WHAT IS MEDITATION? The actual definition for Meditating is: "to think deeply or focus one's mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting/mantra for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation."
Peaceful Journeys/Rev. Carol Lipkin defines Meditating slightly different. The action of focusing ones mind is all well and good, though these days many find this quite difficult. Another way of looking at meditation is to sit with the ebb & flow of the breath, allowing oneself to simply be. There are so many types/styles of meditation to be able to do this. It is not the intention to think deeply, (my own observation), but instead to simply let any and all thoughts come and go while observing what is happening in the process of simply being. It is said, agreeably, that meditation is used to develop awareness of the present moment. Again, the process of simply being....
I have practiced many styles of meditation for over 25 years now. There is not one practice that suits all... I find these days there is much need for adaptability in this tech savvy world we live in. Although my own meditation practices have settled on a few styles, I prefer to offer and teach many styles/types to help people find what really works best for them.