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Zen Based Meditation and Mindful Living Class

May 12, 2014 @ 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Semester $85
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In this 6-session class you will learn one of the most important practices for living an awake and aware life – how to bring mindful attention to any area of your life so that you have more charge of your state of mind and body.  

– Would you like to establish a meditation practice in your daily life?
– Has it been recommended to you for your health and well being?
– Do you feel like your life is going by too quickly
–  You’re not able to enjoy life as much as you’d like?
– Have you been curious about meditation, but not able to establish a practice on your own?

The guiding outline will be on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Body/Breath, Feelings/Sensations, Emotion/Thought,  Mind Objects/Perceptions.

What you can expect:

– Instruction in Zen based meditation practice
– Whole body/Whole brain relaxation practice
– How to establish a regular meditation practice
– How to apply mindful attention to daily activities like
  eating, conversations, at work, etc.
– Practices for being with difficult emotions
– Weekly simple assignments for practice
– Support for your practice development

Register with the Madison Daoguan @ www.madisondaoguan.org

Questions about the class to Suzanne Kilkus @ heartspace@charter.net or call 239-9127


May 12, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Semester $85
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Suzanne Kilkus


Madison Daoguan
2929 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
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