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The practice of meditation is to learn to be fully present in each moment of our lives. So often we go through the day
without being present, responding simply with habitual patterns of impulsivity or reactivity and preconceptions of how things should be.
Meditation is an opportunity to break through these patterns and preconceptions to gain a larger perspective in which openness and understanding can arise. From this perspective we can see things as they are and live in a more relaxed way with full attention on each moment.
All courses and workshops are held in The Meditation Center in Wilmington (across the hall from the Empowered Yoga studio) unless otherwise noted.
Monthly Spiritual Cinema Debut: Films with Heart
Last Friday of the month: 7 - 9 p.m, Wilmington
Join us for spiritual cinema the last Friday of every month.
Brilliant Moon: Glimplses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
A truly inspirational film, FINDING JOE takes us on the ultimate heroes journey: the journey of self discovery. As you slay dragons and uncover treasures, you just may find that the holy grail you seek is closer than you think.
For more information contact Kathleen Jost: firstname.lastname@example.org or 302.475.1435 or
speak with Alison Driscoll, EY Meditation Center Director.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course
with Bill McCracken, LCSW, CADC
Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
March 13 - May 1, 2014 (8-weeks)
and Saturday, April 19 meditation retreat 9 am-4 pm
Tuition: $375 early bird registration prior to February 27, 2014
$400 registration on or after February 27th
An invitation to move toward greater balance, control and participation in your life...
World wide, tens of thousands of people have accepted this invitation. They are a lot like you, and they’ve learned to integrate stress-management skills into their everyday lives. Two decades of published research indicates that the majority of people who complete the Stress Reduction Program report:
- An ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations
- Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
- An increased ability to relax
- Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with pain that may not go away
- Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
- Improved self-esteem
Many are sent by their doctors or they are self-referred. Many enroll because, although they are feeling well physically, they say the pace of their lives is “out of control” or they’re “just not feeling quite right.”
This highly participatory, practical course will include guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, gentle stretching and mindful yoga, inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life, individual instruction, group dialogue, daily home assignments, and two audio-CDs with workbook.
Pre-registration is required, Click Here.
Roll over Bill McCracken's picture (left) for his bio.
Profound Treasury with Chris Pleim
May 2-4, 2014, Wilmington
Friday night, May 2: 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, May 3: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 4: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
A weekend meditation retreat based on the teachings of the pre-eminent Tibetan meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
The complete works of Rinpoche have recently been released in three volumes called The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma. The retreat will be based on the teachings in Volume One: The Path of Individual Liberation.
In addition to the teachings on meditation in Volume One, this volume examines the nature of suffering, impermanence, and egolessness, with particular emphasis on personal development through meditative discipline and study.
The program will include mindfulness-awareness meditation instruction and periods of practice, talks, readings, and discussion.
Chris Pleim became a student of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trumgpa Rinpoche in 1972 after a number of years of a spiritual search starting in high school in the late 60s. He was one of the founders of Rinpoche's city center in Boston and became a key student, teacher, and administrator. He continued his studies after Rinpoche's death with Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso and many other esteemed Tibetan teachers.
Since early 2012 he has been working on preserving and transmitting the Vidyadhara's teachings to a new generations of students as well as seasoned students, in particular using the newly published Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma. He was teacher and administrator in Judy Lief's program on the PTOD in 2013 and will continue in 2014. Along with a few other older students he started a weekly class in Harvard Square, Cambridge, dedicated to studying the first volume, with which they are just finishing. They plan to continue with further volumes soon.
Pre-registration is required, Click Here.
Ongoing at the Meditation Center
Meditation Open House Series
Tuition: Donations accepted
Feb. 21: Tom Earnest, Mindfulness at Work
Feb. 28: 6 - 7 p.m. Jeff Dietz, Sitting & Walking Meditation
7 - 9 p.m. Spiritual Cinema: Brilliant Moon
Mar. 7: Alison Driscoll, Loving Kindness
Mar. 14: Carmelina d'arro, The Power of Presence
Mar. 21: Tom Earnest, Mindfulness at Work
Mar. 28: 6 - 7 p.m. Jeff Dietz, Sitting and Walking meditation
7 - 9 p.m. Spiritual Cinema: Finding Joe
First Sunday of the Month, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Monthly Meditation Community Night
Last Wednesday of the month , 7 - 8:30 p.m
Spiritual Cinema: Films with Heart, WIlmington
Starting in January: Last Friday of the month. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday Night Meditation, Newark with Ellen Lebowitz
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Write to Heal: A Personal Journal Keeping Workshop
for Body, Mind, & Spirit
Thursdays 9:30 – 11:30 a.m, Ongoing except December 26th
Tuition: $10 per session
Express and release your feelings through journaling using diverse techniques. Acknowledge the things that bring you gratitude. The only rule for this type of journaling is honesty. No writing has to be shared.
Please contact Joan Leof at 302-584-4563 or email@example.com with any additional questions.
Meditation Center Director
Alison Smith Driscoll, D.Ay., C.P.P.
Certified Meditation Instructor,
Roll over Alison's photo for bio.
- Payment in full is required at the time of registration for any scheduled event or workshop.
- Refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received no later than two weeks prior to date of event.
- Cancellation and refund requests received no later than seven days prior to the event/workshop start date will receive credit toward another service, workshop, or event only.
- No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received fewer than seven days prior to the start date of any event/workshop.
The Meditation Center is open to the community on a donation basis from 6:00 am - 9:00 pm weekdays and 7:00 am - noon Saturdays and Sundays.
Register for classes which have a fee through this link : SIGN UP NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
Advanced Dharma Study resumes Monday, February 3rd
Year to Live
1st Wednesday of the month
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
New group begins Fall 2014
last Wednesday of the Month
7 - 8:30 p.m.
"Write to Heal" Journaling
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
$10 per session
Resumes Jan. 7th
Meditation Open House Series
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Last Friday of the month: 7 - 9 p.m.
Simply Sitting: 10 - Noon
1st Sunday of the Month