Meditation & Dharma with Janine
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The Four Mind Changings (or Turnings)
Deepen your meditation practice through contemplation with one of the most profound Buddhist teachings.
We will explore outer, inner and innermost aspects of the 4 Thoughts that Turn the Mind toward Freedom:
1. Life is precious
2. Everything is impermanent
4. Suffering ensues when we do not recognize our boundless Nature
Most of the meditation classes take place via Zoom on Thursday mornings, 9:00-10:30 EST.
In these weekly Thursday morning classes, we will practice with the Four Mind Changings through meditation, teaching, Q&A and discussion.
If you are not familiar with Zoom, it is an easy, user-friendly online platform where we can see and hear each other so it still offers an intimate setting even though it is virtual. You can join by computer, phone, iPad etc.
We will spend 4 months, March-June, practicing with the Four Mind Changings, spending a month with each one to deepen our experience. The Four Mind Changings (or Turnings) are the Four thoughts which turn the Mind toward Freedom.
The intent of the program is to augment meditation practice - the curriculum is very light and geared toward contemplation and practice.
For those who join this program, you will have access to a private, password-protected page of the website where you will receive resources and practice suggestions. This will be a "closed" group to enhance focus and intimacy.
If you miss a meditation class, you will have access to the recordings on the private page of the website. The meditations will be recorded separately for easy use and reference.
You do not have to join the weekly live Zoom meeting (or even have a Zoom account) to still be able to access everything on the private, password-protected page of this website. You could use this as a completely "at your own pace" self study program.
A percentage of the proceeds will be dedicated to the Tranquil Flame Scholarship Fund to help those with financial needs attend retreats and other events.
All prices below include the meditation classes and allow access to the private website page with resources and meditation class recordings. Choose the level which best aligns with you and your needs.