Meditating in Community with Blake Barton will begin on January 3rd 2022
This class will be offering a 30 day meditation challenge starting on January 3rd. Should you decided to participate, you will commit to meditating at least 5 minutes per day through Feb. 3rd. You can optionally choose to be held accountable to help you complete the challenge.
Due to COVID-19 this ongoing class will be meeting online using Zoom conferencing software.
Meditation can help us find more happiness and tranquility in life. The purpose of this class is to create a community of meditators to support each other along the meditative path. Each class will begin with 30-40 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.
You may also schedule a one-on-one meditation interview with Blake to talk about your meditation practice.
January 2022 Topics
Jan. 3rd - 30 day meditation challenge and tips for establishing a regular meditation practice
Jan. 10th - Role of spiritual friends and teachers on the path
Jan. 17th - Exploring different meditation styles part 1
Jan. 24th - Exploring different meditation styles part 2
Jan. 31st - Finding your seat - improving your meditation posture
When: Monday Evenings from 6:30 - 7:45 PM
Donations: This class and TCMC are supported by your generous donations. The suggested donation is $5-10 per class or $20-40 per month. You may make a donation via PayPal or credit card Here. You may donate via Venmo using this ID: @TCMC-Donate No one one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
Blake Barton - has been regularly practicing meditation for 18 years, and has been teaching meditation since 2012. He completed the 3 year Dharma Treasure, in-depth, meditation teacher training program. He is also in the process of completing the level one unified mindfulness teacher training program created by Shinzen Young. He has a lifelong interest in fitness, nutrition, simple living, meditation, wellness, and health