Meditation Workshop at USC (10 Feburary 2013)
Feb 10, 2013
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
|Where||University of Southern California, University Religious Centre 103C, 853 W 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089|
|Contact Name||Wake Up Los Angeles|
This event is open to public! young adults between 18 - 35 yrs old - Buddhist and non-Buddhist; student and non-students are all welcome. Please register!
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Dharma Teacher Kenley Neufeld will lead this workshop, and teach the art of cultivating mindfulness and mediation in everyday life.
You can REGISTER HERE for this free event!
Our society is overloaded with intolerance, discrimination, craving, anger and despair. There is stress, anxiety and frustration within us and around us, and acute pressure to succeed in our studies, work and social life. Each one of us has the power to understand why this has happened, and to transform the situation.
Mindfulness practices help us to wake up to what is going on inside and around us, and give us the tools to make a difference, in our own lives and the lives of those around us and, ultimately, in our world. Mindfulness is a simple, scientifically proven way to bring our mind back to our body, to become aware of what is happening in our present experiences so we can live with happiness, joy and freedom. When we are mindful our minds are clear and at peace, and our hearts open and light.
This workshop is a unique opportunity to come and experience for yourself how mindfulness practices can calm body and mind and release tension, reduce stress, increase clarity and promote health and well being. You'll have a chance to taste the core practices of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindfulness of breathing, deep relaxation and enjoying your food. Together we will arrive in the present moment, and have a chance to let go of our worries and regrets, stop running, and touch the wonders of life. All of these practices can be applied in your daily lives, the lives of your friends, families and patients.
A potential schedule for the day:
|9:45am||Songs and introductions|
|10:00||Guided Sitting Meditation|
|10:30||Presentation about the basic mindfulness meditation practices
|11:30||Walking Meditation outside|
|12:30pm||Mindful Eating (bring a vegetarian meal)|
|2:30||Q & A/ Dharma Sharing|
Things to bring with you:
- A cushion(s) / mat if you want to sit on the floor
- A vegetarian/meat-free meal for lunch
- A water bottle
- A hat for outdoor walking meditation
- A blanket or yoga mat to lay down on for Deep Relaxation
- Please wear loose comfortable clothing and shoes for sitting and walking meditation outdoor
- An open heart =)
Space is Limited! Please REGISTER HERE for this event!