Sunday Morning Meditation Class in Wicker Park
Become a Better Meditator
10am - 11:15am
or pay what you can!
free for members
We all know meditation is good for us, but often some practical questions come up and hold us back:
Is there a correct way to meditate, and what meditations can I practice?
How do I quiet my busy, overactive mind?
How can I make deeper, lasting changes in my life outside formal meditation?
Whether you are new or experienced, this 6-week series will cover:
step-by-step knowledge and skills to start -- or strengthen -- your meditation practice
several guided meditations you can practice at home
how to use meditation practically to improve all areas of your life
Although helpful, you are not required to start the series from the beginning -- you are welcome to drop in at any time.
Each class will include practical instruction, guided meditation, and time for questions. Students are invited to stay after class for informal discussion and social time.
We will use the books How to Transform Your Life and How to Understand the Mind by acclaimed Buddhist author and meditation master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso as our guide, however purchase of the book is optional (copies are available for purchase at the class).
No previous experience is necessary. Absolutely everyone is welcome!
Next topic, coming in November:
Habits for a Happy Life
Do you become anxious, frustrated or disappointed when you can't find reliable satisfaction in relationships, career advancement, or memorable experiences? The attainment of happiness doesn't have to be complicated or exhausting. Come discover how you can find lasting joy and satisfaction by developing the capacity of your own mind.
Modern Buddhist meditation offers us simple and effective methods that make us really happy by developing contentment, gratitude, acceptance and joy. Each class in this series will include practical instruction and guided meditations you can practice in daily life so that you can gradually learn how to be happy no matter what life throws at you.
No previous experience is necessary, and absolutely everyone is welcome.
Kadampa Teacher Elena Marre
This month's classes will refer to the following book(s). It's not necessary to have your own copy, but some people like to follow along or read more after the class.
Click on a book to order a print or e-book copy from the publisher's website, or pick up a copy from the bookstore at our Oak Park or Wicker Park location.
KMCC Wicker Park
2010 W Pierce Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA