An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Richard Yin - 4 week course starts January 31st 2019 - bookings open.
This 4-week series is for those interested in learning to meditate and meditators wanting to enliven their practice. The classes will include a mixture of gentle movements, theory and guided sitting practice. Participants will not be required to sit for 90 minutes and need no prior ex-perience to attend, however, during the course, you will receive an email per week from Richard which requires a little reflection and a response if you would like to respond.
Following the completion of the 4-week series, you are welcome to attend the weekly ‘sit/class’ Thursdays 7.30pm-8.30pm or Fridays 11.15am-12.15pm to continue your practice as casually or as regularly as you like.
Richard Yin is a GP who has a long involvement with meditation. Working as a doctor, running a small business and having a family of his own, he understands the stresses of current day life and how meditation might offer a path to finding peace in a frantic world and help one orientate towards living a meaningful life founded on values.
Dates and Times: Thursday 31 January 7:30 to 9 pm and 3 Saturdays 9, 16 and 23 February 3:00 to 4:30 pm at the Yoga Moves studio. Email part of course starts at the beginning of the year.
Venue: Centre for Movement Studies Studio/Yoga Moves, 45 Evans Street, Shenton Park (opposite the lake).
What to bring: Your favourite meditation cushion if you have one. Cushions, bolsters and/or chairs are also available at the studio for use.
Bookings: As this is a series, please plan to be present for every class. Bookings are required – please register your interest in attending by contacting Gaby: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: By dana. Dana is often taken to simply mean donation or gift. But as a Buddhist teaching, it is about the generosity of spirit or the sharing of blessings and an acknowledgement of the interdependence of life, the constant cycle of giving and receiving. Each participant arrives at the amount of dana voluntarily. Following the Buddhist tradition, Richard charges no fee for teaching. It is customary to offer dana at the beginning of the class (there is usually a bowl at near the entrance). PS: Class cards are not applicable for this class.
Ongoing Mindfulness Meditation classes with Richard Yin
Mindfulness Meditation classes and courses - email Gaby at email@example.com for details or before attending for the first time if you have not attended recently (within the previous 6 months).
Ongoing group practice sessions general information: Thursday nights 7.30pm - 8.30pm and Friday mornings 11.15am - 12.15pm
You are invited to join a group of fully/half/semi-committed meditators, mad runners, foodies, travellers, campers, tired people, quiet people, people with questions and people thinking about asking a question at some point in the future…
Times: Friday mornings 11.15am - 12.15pm and Thursday nights 7.30pm - 8.30pm are ongoing meditation practice sessions.
Pre-requisites: these sessions are for those who have attended the 4 week series of classes taught by Richard Yin, any of the courses given by Michael Bobrowicz or for those who have had teaching from Chimé Shore in the past on mindfulness meditation).
Format: Thursday night and Friday morning sessions are 1 hour. Over the course of the hour, there are 10-15 minutes of guided meditation and 20 minutes of silence to allow people to do their own practice (mindfulness or Calm Abiding). Following this, Richard will respond to any questions and/or give a talk on a point of practice.
No bookings required for those who meet the pre-requisites above: You may attend casually but please contact Gaby at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not attended in the previous 6 months. If you believe you have a special circumstance (relevant previous experience) please email Richard via Gaby at: email@example.com
Cost: By dana/donation.
Please bring a notebook and pen with you if you like to take notes.