TCMC is offering two new practitioner-oriented interactive support groups: one for cancer support, the other for grief support.
SARANA Cancer Support is open to anyone dealing with, or affected by, cancer, at any time, for any reason. Dealing with a life-threatening illness, especially cancer, is a physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually complex, traumatic situation. Everyone involved needs support, but it's not always easy to find. especially in a spiritually supportive environment. It can be helpful being with people who "get it," people with whom no one needs to explain anything. And hearing the differing perspectives of those in the room can be eye-opening. Sarana will meet on the first Sunday of each month, from 12:30pm – 1:30pm, just after the Sitting Together program. Each meeting will start and end with a few minutes of silent meditation. Sarana is a Pali word for "refuge" or "shelter."
SANTIKARA Grief Support is open to anyone dealing with grief and loss of any kind, whether current or from time past. Santikara will meet every first Sunday of the month for 90 minutes, from 2:30pm-3:30pm. Each meeting will start and end with a few minutes of silent meditation. "Santikara" means "soothing" in Pali.
Neither of these groups will have an agenda, except what each person brings to the group. We'll have basic guidelines, which we'll review at the beginning of each meeting, and a facilitator to keep things on track, but that is the extent of any formal structure.
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Lovingkindness and Mindfulness 6:30-7:30 PM
"Like a spring that flows naturally in the wilderness, True Love streams forth from the unfixated mind and body. "
The three skill sets which help us to experience this Present moment are : "Concentration – Clarity – Equanimity ".
Each month, we will work with a different sense gate or a combination of sense gates, in motion or stillness with variety of techniques to enrich our daily life practice.
The class consists of guided meditations, and discussion.
This approach to meditation is based on " The Five Ways " of Shinzen Young, which encourages the practice of creativity and Love.
All are welcome .
Nick Van Kleeck
Developing Tranquility, Insight and Happiness Through Meditation and Mindfulness in Daily Life - taught by Dharma Treasure Teacher Nick Van Kleeck
Due to the coronavirus this class will be meeting online using Zoom conferencing software.
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The Zoom meeting invitation is below.If you are having issues getting signed in, call or text Nick at (520) 977-1798 and I'll do my best to help you figure it out.
Thursday night class and Friday morning 6:45 AM silent sit
Time: Apr 9, 2020 06:30 PM Arizona
Every week on Thu, until Dec 31, 2020, 39 occurrence(s)
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Meeting ID: 626 998 563
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Meeting ID: 626 998 563
In this class you will learn meditation techniques to unify the mind and improve your mindfulness. You will also learn a great deal about the mental patterns that cause you dissatisfaction and distress and strategies to increase mindfulness in your daily life. This leads to more ease and happiness and ultimately creates insights into the true nature of reality.
When: Thursday Evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Fee: $3-5 (sliding scale based on your financial situation) - No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
Nick Van Kleeck: has practiced meditation since 1987, first in the Zen tradition with Robert Aitken and John Tarrant, and later with Vipassana teachers including Gil Fronsdahl. His related interests include inquiry as practiced in the Diamond Approach and Somatic Experiencing as taught by Peter Levine and Steve Hoskinson. He has been studying with Upsaka Culadasa since 2010.