Healing Through Meditation Courses
Opening Our Hearts to Ourselves
Monday Evenings, 6:30pm to 9:00pm April 29th to June 17th (8 classes)
(no class on May 6th, instead on Thursday, May 9th)
Most of us tend to struggle to find self-acceptance, caring and love for ourselves even at the best of times. We often are driven by ideas of perfectionism expecting that we should be able to navigate all of our experiences in ways that meet our ideals. Inevitably, especially when we are having difficulty, have made a mistake or are in pain in some way, we respond to ourselves with judgment and harshness instead of with what we deeply need: kindness, compassion and love. These patterns of being hard on ourselves are deeply rooted in our Western way of living, often believing that it will result in our being the best version of ourselves we can be. Sadly, what actually happens is that we are diminished and relate to ourselves in a way that does not see or support us to be the fullness of our potential as humans.
The emphasis in this course will be to work with the Buddha’s practice of Lovingkindness and Compassion to cultivate a more loving, accepting and wise relationship with ourselves. We will also explore how we can cultivate more loving acceptance of others. We discover that our hearts have an endless capacity to care and to love unconditionally, while, at the same time, having the clarity and wisdom to be able to see things clearly.
The Healing Power of Mindfulness
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm to 9:00pm April 30th to June 11th (8 classes)
(This includes a Saturday Class on May 25th from 9:30am to 12:30pm)
Mindfulness, the practice of paying attention to our mind and body experience in the present moment is an invaluable practice to living with more ease, connection, kindness and wisdom. So often we find ourselves distracted, caught up in our endless thoughts of past and future, unable to simply be with our experience right here and now. Inevitably, we feel disconnected from ourselves and others and simply miss being in the only place our life is happening. Learning how to open to our immediate experience is deeply healing. It allows us to access deep inner resources which support us as we face and navigate the inevitable difficult experiences in our lives, stress, illness, loss, anxiety etc. Living life with a practice of mindful awareness, we discover a deeper happiness and contentment regardless of the ever changing conditions. Discovering this is deeply transformative and brings great relief.
This course includes meditation instructions and practice, including individual guidance by Dana, and a theme and discussion related to integration of mindfulness into our daily lives. As part of this course you are asked to practice this meditation daily for the duration of the course. You will be given meditation recordings to support your practice at home as well as a resource book.
These courses are designed for both those who are beginning meditation and people who have meditation experience and would like to strengthen and renew their practices.
Dana has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1988. In 1993 she founded, and is still much involved with, the Regina Insight Meditation Community. For the past ten years she has been teaching Healing Through Meditation classes in Regina. She is trained in group facilitation skills and has a Social Work Certificate. Dana’s warmth and generosity of heart create a safe and supportive learning environment
COST (for either course): $275.00 (If this fee causes financial hardship, it can be reduced)
For Registration or Information please contact:
Until April 22nd: Debbie Weber at 306-551-7899 (text or phone) or email: email@example.com
After April 22nd: Dana Anjali at 306-352-5691 (phone only) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org