Meditation

ANZA AND THE WANDERINGYOGI PRESENT: MEDITATION SANGHA

Does your life seem never-ending busy? Get beyond survive, learn to thrive, live at peace, smile and go slowly. Join this sangha and improve your meditation practice immediately. Learn new techniques for a more mindful you. ANZA WanderingYogi and Laura Dobberstein Yoga (YOTD) have joined together and created the perfect space for your meditation practice.

“Peace can be an ongoing state.  Peace is something you experience, and continue to experience, when you are on the meditation path.” – Lee Carsley, WanderingYogi.

WHEN? WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH 2018 – WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL 2018 6 pm – 7 pm
WHERE?  32 TAMAN WARNA, HOLLAND VILLAGE

 

WHAT TO EXPECT?

The sangha has 3 parts:

Part 1: Preparation for meditation (including breath work or Tao-based bodywork to smooth the transition to seated meditation.

Part 2: Seated meditation practice of 20 – 25 minutes (more or less depending upon how the group energy holds up), which always includes 5 minutes of silent unguided meditation.

Part 3:  Observation and feedback – an opportunity to share experiences to embed learning and improve reflection on the meditation experience.

Each week, we use different meditation techniques that have one of the following focus:

Presence –  body scans, breath work, yoga nidra

Perspective – observing thoughts, focussing on a particular thought and assessing feelings and response

Affect – loving kindness practice, using mantras or key words

Equanimity – building compassion and empathy

Attention – attending to the present, and reducing the habits of attention

Direct experiences of meditation and mindfulness are akin to someone teaching how to fish, versus giving them the fish – one day, you will learn which ones work best for you, not just the ones a guide might prefer.  Most every kind of meditation brings focus to attention for example. Different meditation styles will, however, have their own neural profile, giving it a unique benefit advance in, say, presence or affect.

PLEASE NOTE:  THIS GROUP DOES NOT ADVOCATE ONE SPECIFIC RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL DOCTRINE.  All welcome.

WHO IS GUIDING?

Practice will be led by the knowledgeable and often irreverent Lee Carsley, the founder of ANZA WanderingYoga.

Her meditation practice is drawn from multiple spiritual traditions, although she is Buddhist. Her teaching of meditation is heavily influenced by those who have been researching and testing meditation and its affects for the past 30 years.  Leading edge current research shows not all meditation does the same thing.  Lee integrates this research into the practices in this sangha.

WHO ELSE IS COMING?

Keeping groups safe (meaning free from judgment or negativity) usually means keeping them relatively small, as safety arises not from anonymity but from people knowing about and connecting to each other.   In the past, group size is usually around 8 people.

HOW MUCH?

$100 for 5 sessions. Click here to Join ANZA!

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When you practice karma meditation with ANZA – 50% of drop in proceeds goes to the WanderingYogi 2018 Personal Charity of Choice – Soi Dogs Thailand.  2018 – the Chinese year of the Yellow Dog.