Archive for January 2014

Register for our Communiversity Class on Mindfulness Meditation

COMMUNIVERSITY
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
February 2014

4 Sundays in February 2-4 pm.

Led by Steve Spring and Leslie Ross of the Quad Cities Mindfulness Community (meditationqc.org)

TO ENROLL: go to communiversity.org to register for course #31

Course outline:
Mindful movement

Introduce the week’s practice: 1) mindfulness of breath, 2) loving kindness – metta, 3) walking meditation, 4) insight /noting

Guided meditation 10 minutes

Discussion

Silent meditation 15 minutes

Break: walking mindfully and use of noble silence

Mindful sharing and deep listening

Guest leader 30 minutes

Feb. 2nd: Jeani Mackenzie, Davenport School of Yoga – embodied practice/body scan
Feb 9th: Jay Wolin, Unitarian Church – mindful breathing
Feb 16th: Catherine Cleary, St. Mary’s Monastery – centering prayer
Feb 23th: Joyce Singh, Prairie Oak Sangha – mindful eating

Suggestions and aids for practice during the week

Closing and sharing the merit
Cushions, mats and chairs will be available

Communiversity requests that you register before January 15th, if possible.

Day of Mindfulness a Success!

Thanks very much to those who joined us for our annual Day of Mindfulness. We especially thank teacher David Haskin from the Snowflower Sangha in Madison, WI for leading and sharing his wisdom on the topic of the Art of Letting Go. In the interest of keeping with a great topic for this new year, please enjoy this video dharma talk on Letting Go that was given by Thich Nhat Hanh in 2006.