Meditation Labs & Book Study Groups

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The Meditation Labs

Spring training in The Meditation Lab begins February 12 with two tracks open for beginning and intermediate practice.

Track One – Beginning Track

The beginning track offers you an intro to a few basic approaches to meditation. Most of us need guidance and support in learning how to turn down the external volume of life so we can attune to our inner self. You will learn how to operate your own volume controls with awareness that transfers to most life situations. Learning and practicing meditation in a group is the most effective way for people to experience the benefits and get motivated to continue a solo practice. The fact is a group meditation is a more powerful experience since there are more people synchronized to the same brain wave state.

Meditation PRACTICE:  practice is the meditation itself and the process of continuing to meditate. There is no expectation or goal of becoming an expert. There is no perfection which is why we continue to practice the practice. It’s the journey, not the destination.

Track Two – Intermediate Track

The intermediate level will offer more in-depth focus on being in our bodies. More time will be devoted to practicing presence in our bodies with deeper breath work moving our attention from head to heart.

Dates for Both Beginning and Intermediate Meditation Groups:

6 Thursday mornings February 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12, 19  

Track One: 11 a.m. -12 noon                  Track Two:  10 -10:50 a.m.

Registration on the patio beginning this Sunday, January 18. Seating for 14 per class.

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. It is a core spiritual dimension of every world religion including Christianity. The Kingdom of God is within waiting for us to dive in. And, thanks to our current understanding of the effects of meditation, it is now regarded as The Magic Bullet for all of its benefits on anxiety, depression, chronic pain, inflammatory processes, and more.

All of this is available to you for the Special Price of $0.00.

The Meditation Lab is brought to you by The Counseling Center at St. Margaret’s. Kathleen Dale, Director of the Counseling Center and Benedict Reid, Benedictine monk, staff The Med Lab.

Questions? Kathleen Dale (760) 346-5337

Book Study Groups:

Falling Upward2“Falling Upward, Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life”

YOU ARE INVITED to make new friends at St. Margaret’s. HOW? Read Falling Upward, Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr. Join a conversation group from Feb 22-March 27. The groups will meet either Monday @ 1, Wednesday @ 10, Thursday @ 1 or Sunday after the 10 a.m. Service. All groups will meet in the parish library except Sunday, which will meet in Meyers. Come to our table this Sunday.  Ask questions, sign up, and begin another path on your journey.

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