Meditating in Community with Blake Barton - an ongoing drop-in class
Meditation can help us find more happiness and tranquility in life. The purpose of this ongoing class is to create a community of meditators to support each other along the meditative path. Each class will begin with approximately 30 minutes of guided meditation exploring a wide variety of mindfulness meditation techniques. The guided meditation will have ample periods of silence to deepen your practice. This class is suited for beginners through advanced meditators.
Following a break, there will be a short talk on a meditation or mindfulness related topic. There will then be a period of Q&A and discussion. The discussion will allow for optional check-ins where you will have the opportunity to share your meditation experiences, challenges and wins.
You will be given optional meditation or mindfulness challenges and homework to increase your motivation and understanding. For example, meditate at least 5 minutes per day for the next week.
This class meets in person at TCMC. It is also offered in a hybrid format, so you may choose to attend in person or from home via Zoom. For those meeting in person, we enter the building through the back door, remove shoes and meet in the larger meditaiton hall in the front of the building.
You may also schedule a one-on-one meditation interview with Blake to talk about your meditation practice.
Mar. 4 - The Power of Noticing Feeling Tone (Pleasant, Unpleasant and Neutral)
Mar. 11 - Finding Your Meditation Posture
Mar. 18 - The Freedom of Patience
Mar. 25 - Contemplation and Analytical Meditation
When: Monday Evenings from 6:00 - 7:15 PM at TCMC 1147 N Howard Blvd in Tucson
Donations: This class and TCMC are supported by your generous donations. TCMC has a building mortgage, utilities and insurance expenses. The suggested donation is $5-10 per class or $20-40 per month. You may make a donation via Zelle, PayPal or credit card Here. You may donate via Venmo using this ID: @TCMC-Donate You may also make a donation in-person. No one one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
Blake Barton - has been regularly practicing meditation for 21 years, and has been teaching meditation since 2012. He completed the 3 year Dharma Treasure meditation teacher training program. He has a passion for meditation and a lifelong interest in fitness, simple living, wellness, and health.