Beginner's Meditation Workshop

This 3-part Beginner's Meditation Workshop is the most systematic and thorough introduction to the practice of Buddhist meditation available anywhere. Practitioners of all levels can benefit from it. It covers the conditions, methods, stages of meditation, pitfalls, and other supporting techniques to regulate the body, mind, and spirit such as self-massage, yoga exercises, and daily mindfulness techniques. $70 suggested fee for all three classes. Please click here to view the flyer for this event.

Short Meditation Instructions

We offer brief meditation instructions on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9pm. No registration required. There is no set fee but donations are welcomed. Please feel free to stop by the Center. These instructions cover basic postures and methods of practice. The instructions are not a substitute for the thorough Beginner's Meditation Class. Nevertheless, it is sufficient to get you started on meditation practice.

Zen-Based Stress Reduction Workshop

This workshop is designed to help people experiencing a variety of physical and/or mental conditions to become more aware, more present, and relaxed—at peace and in control no matter what the source of stress may be.

  • Establish composure : Learn methods to develop greater balance and mindfulness during the challenges of stress, pain, illness and everyday life. Learn the skills to avoid emotional and physical depletion.

  • Enjoy life fully : Each moment is a new beginning. Learn to embrace the present moment with openness and clarity. Mindfulness Zen meditation restores a sense of well-being and empowerment, no matter what challenges you face.

  • Restore your spirituality: The ZBSR workshop allows you to tap into your inner resources of clarity and focus to break old patterns and renewal your spirituality.

  • Regain your health: Learn methods that promote physical and mental health. Learn to de-habituate negative patterns and develop positive responses to life’s stress. ZBSR workshop can help you take responsibility for your own health and healing.

  • This workshop is designed to help people to personally experience relaxation, presence, and awareness amidst daily life, achieving peace and control no matter what the source of stress may be.

    The workshop is two sessions on separate days, leaving time for participants to practice the methods and receive feedback from the instructor. Each session is 4 hrs. Methods and techniques include methods of mindfulness, a complete guide to relaxation, massage techniques, methods of meditation, yoga, and theoretical basis of Zen stress-reduction meditation. Participants will receive a CD of guided meditation and are encouraged to attend Monday evening meditation sessions for on-going support of meditation practice.