Notes from Meditation classes by Stanley Merrill


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Meditation Groups

West University SeniorsWebsite – Meets the second and fourth Wednesdays from 2pm to 3 pm – Led by Stan Merrill
Insight Meditation GroupWebsite – Meets every Monday 7 to 8:30 pm at Unitarian Universalist Church – Led by Ginger Clarkson

Class Notes

“Four Noble Truth” – TheFourNobleTruthsForDailyLife-JungCenter
“Don’t Bite the Hook” – DontBiteTheHookForDownload    DontBiteTheHookIMHForHandouts
 “Coping with Stress” – CopingWithStressHandouts
“Resilient Corporation” – ResilientCorporationJungCenterTeacherVersion

 Recommended Books

“Say This, Not That:” by Carl Alasko Ph. D.  Amazon
“10% Happier:” by Dan Harris Amazon
“Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life”by Marshall B. Rosenberg Amazon
Shantideva – “Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior”
translated from by Alexander Berzin, 2004 – Chapter 6. Showing Patience


5 Brutal Truths about life click here
1) Worrying is useless…
2) If we want to be happy, we must see reality for what it is…
3) We need to accept change actively…
4) The root of suffering is pursuing temporary feelings…
5) Meditation is the path to reducing suffering
Mindfulness and Athletes  
click here
Mindfulness techniques for children click here
PBS 2 hour special – Schools of the future containing a section on Meditation training for children 
click here
Meditation in schools in Baltimore:  click here
Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent?
Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit  by By Melanie Curtin  click here
The World’s Happiest Man Wishes You Wouldn’t Call Him That.  BY MICHAEL PATERNITI  click here
Why Facts Don’t Change our Mind – (The article is a book review about Confirmation Bias or Motivational Reasoning.   The fact that we only believe the things that reinforce our preconceived ideas.)  click here


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  • click on this link to load –  Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation & Sleep. by  Casey Conerly
  • click on this link to load –   From Pain to Peace –  Bethany Auriel-Hagan

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