At Centered Wellness, we believe meditation is an important part of a balanced and healthy life. We offer a weekly opportunity to practice at our studio as well as at least one meditation workshop each month. The teachings and practices offered are primarily in the “insight” or “mindfulness” meditation tradition. We encourage you to incorporate meditation into your wellness routine and your life.
“Meditation Monday” Offerings
Morning Meditation Class
This one-hour class includes instruction, a period of practice and an opportunity for feedback and discussion. The class is appropriate for students of all experience levels.
Periodic Meditation Offerings
Introduction to Meditation Workshop
This two and one-half hour workshop is designed for new students or for those who have a present or past meditation practice but would benefit from a re-grounding in the basics of meditation. It includes periods of instruction, discussion and practice.
Half-Day Meditation Retreat
This retreat is an opportunity for students to experience a greater level of calm and focus than is available through an intermittent or daily meditation practice. It is conducted in Noble Silence and includes periods of sitting and walking meditation. It includes limited instruction and an opportunity for questions and answers. The retreat is appropriate for those who have completed the Introduction to Meditation Workshop and/or for those who have and established daily home practice.
Day-Long Meditation Retreat
This retreat provides the chance for a deeper and more intense experience of meditaiton. It is conducted in Noble Silence and includes little or no instruction, longer meditation periods, a silent lunch (provided by each student) and a Dharma talk by the practice leader. This retreat is apropriate for those who have completed at least on Half-Day Meditation Retreat or who have other experience as an intermediate or advanced meditator.
The Monday morning Meditation class and Introduction to Meditation Workshop are part of the studio’s regular schedule and are priced accordingly. Meditation Retreats are offered on a dana basis. In the Buddhist tradition, dana means that participants make voluntary contributions from a place of generosity, based upon their individual leading to give back in response to their desire to support the teachings.