Notes from Meditation classes by Stanley Merrill

Current Classes

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Meditation Classes for your organization

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 info@beingmindful.com to schedule a class.

Jung Center Classes

5200 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
Call (713) 524-8253 to register

“Thursday Oct 5th – 5:45 – 7:15 Why Meditate”  – Cost $20
Description:  Why in the world would you waste twenty (or even just five) minutes a day watching your breath?! This lecture is designed to help you understand the powerful skills that can develop with a meditation practice. It will provide an insight into the reactive patterns many of us have that amplify the stress in our lives, impacting us physiologically and psychologically. Understanding mindfulness and developing a meditation practice can ease stress and help you focus your energy on constructive solutions to problems.  Click Here to register

Saturday Oct 21st 10 am – 2 pm – Using Meditation to Cope With Stress – Cost – $100
Lunch is included in the registration fee.
Description: Stress is inevitable in our lives but our reactivity is not. When there is stress there is a tendency to develop a self-destructive narrative that catastrophizes the situation and leads to negative emotions, poor judgment, and self-destructive responses. In this workshop we will: learn how and why we increase our stress levels; discover how meditation techniques help us modify our negative habitual patterns; practice several techniques and discuss when to use them; and learn to integrate these practices into daily life. Lunch will be provided so we can practice mindful eating.  Click Here to register  Click Here to register

West University Classes

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
(On summer break will resume September 27th 2017)
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”

Insight Meditation Group Houston

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.