Meditation. Me? – Why, How and What Type?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

5:30 pm

Roble Gym (375 Santa Teresa Street), Rm 139 Map

Sponsored by:
Health Improvement Program

Meditation cultivates health and positive human qualities. This 4-week class offers training in the fundamentals of meditation, and opportunities to experience various ways to mediate so you can select and develop the practice that is right for you. For 40 years, scientific research has documented benefits of meditation on the immune system, the brain, emotions, well-being and behavior. Countless studies have shown meditation promotes health, concentration, emotional balance, altruism and inner peace. Class activities will include a range of practices beginning with breath-based and body-based mindfulness meditations. Class sessions will continue with walking meditation, visualization and sound-based meditations, and culminate in practice of loving kindness and compassion meditations. You will learn the difference between active and passive meditation, and how to discern when to do each. The focus on direct experience will help you to begin and continue meditating. You will receive information on practice opportunities on campus, along with guidance on how to practice on your own or with others.

Instructor: Tia Rich, PhD, HIP Senior Health Promotion Specialist, and Contemplation by Design managing director. As a meditation teacher, her 30-years of experience began with completion of the Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy 18-month full-time residential teacher-training program in 1981. Dr. Rich's teaching also draws upon her experience with Zazen, Vipassana, Tibetan Buddhist and Judeo-Christian contemplative meditation.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Roble Gym (375 Santa Teresa Street), Rm 139 Map

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Class Fee: $125 (STAP/EA Funds - YES)

Class code: mwhw-01    


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