You will learn what Mediation is, how it will benefit you and how to do it.
Meditation is a daily practice of sitting in silence that takes you to an awareness that is not thought. This is a consciousness or awareness separate or different from thought. Most people don’t even know this reality exists.
Don’t worry! You won’t stop thinking completely. But your thoughts won’t be in control anymore. Instead of the tyranny of thoughts, a deeper, more peaceful reality will start to grow inside you.
What you experience as real: We discover that real does not mean the thoughts that dance through our heads. We discover a reality that is loving, intuitive and peaceful. As we keep practicing, we begin to see both ways—the same old thoughts and also a new, tender, powerful reality.
Presenters: Jean Gendreau and Holly Brodt
Meditation: An 8-Week Journey
- What Is Meditation?
- It’s All in Your Mind
- Thought and Non-Thought
- Goal-Oriented Meditations
- Free-Floating Meditations
- Nature Is My Church: Unity of All
- Using Meditation during Stressful Times
- Meditation and Resilience
Tentative Dates: April 3rd-May 22nd, Tuesday at 5:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church
Dates: Tuesdays April 3rd-May 22nd Free
WHERE: First Presbyterian Church, 226 E Harvey St, Ely MN
FEE: No Charge
Jean Gendreau has wandered for about 70 years. She writes about spirit, travel and personal growth and has published essays and children’s stories. (Her personal essays are at www.jeangendreau.com) She’s lived in India and traveled in Wales, Greenland, Bhutan, Brazil, Scotland, Mongolia, Italy and Ireland. Today she lives in the woods of northern Minnesota, plays fiddle, sings in the choir, bakes biscuits and adores her grandson.
Holly Brodt has been helping people handle stress and crisis situations for more than 30 years, and she’s a retired St. Paul police officer. She’s trained in trauma response, stress management, and psychology. Her special interest is helping people develop resiliency as they face the stresses of high-intensity careers such as emergency responders. She’s lived in Ely since 2006, and she’s been practicing yoga and meditation for many years.
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