Notes from Meditation classes by Stanley Merrill
A meditation and mindfulness practice can be beneficial in reducing stress, increasing communication skills and helping to develop a sense of well-being. Meditation builds mental discipline, opens our hearts to others and encourages an acceptance of realities we cannot change so that we can focus on constructive action. This series of 4 classes will cover the following topics:
1. What are the problems that mindfulness and meditation address and what are the skills needed to deal with them.
2. Meditation and mindfulness tips and techniques.
3. The power of compassion.
4. The practical power of being proactive.
Each class will have meditation exercises as well as lecture.
West University Seniors Center
– 6104 Auden Street, Houston, Tx. 77005
– Thursday’s June 7, 14, 21, 28th from 1 pm to 2:30 pm
– Call 713 662 5895
– Cost is $20 for all 4 classes
– 5200 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX 77006
– Thursday July 12, 19, 26 and Aug 2nd from 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm
– Thursday’s Sept 6, 13, 20, 27th from 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm
– Click Here to register online or call (713) 524.8253
– Cost $120
6104 Auden Street
Call 713-662-5895 to register for West U classes
You DO NOT have to live in West U or be a senior to attend
Meditation Discussion Group – Second and Fourth Wednesdays – 2 PM to 3:30 PM
We spend 30 minutes of each class doing a guided meditation and then we discuss readings. We have read and discussed “The Happiness Trap”, “The Power of Now” and “When things Fall Apart”
Mondays – 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Led by Ginger Clarkson – Free
They meet in the Fireside Room at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin Street. They are open to people of all faiths, or none. Currently, they are led by Ginger Clarkson, a Community Dharma Leader trained by James Baraz, Jack Kornfield and other teachers at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. Typically, the sessions begin with a few minutes of Qi Gong exercises, followed by approximately half an hour of silent meditation. A talk applying principles of Buddhist philosophy to everyday life often follows, succeeded by discussion. Click here for the website.
Would you like the people in your organization to learn how to meditate, why they should meditate and how meditation works. There is a 1.5 hour class that covers these topics and also provides free guided meditation to help people get started in a meditation practice. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a class.