This ten-week course is for anybody interested in meditation, regardless of whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned practitioner. We will be presenting a powerful new set of meditation instructions that combine traditional Buddhist teachings with an emerging scientific understanding of the mind. It doesn’t have to take decades of meditating in a cave to experience all the wonders that this path has to offer. You can achieve rapid progress within a matter of months. This class will help empower you to become your own best teacher!
Fridays, March 18 - May 20 at 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Our guide on the journey will be Jeremy Graves, co-author along with Culadasa (John Yates, Ph.D.) and Matthew Immergut, Ph.D., of the acclaimed best-selling meditation manual, The Mind Illuminated, which will be our go-to manual. Together, we will explore how the mind is structured and how meditation completely transforms and heals it over time. With these teachings, you’ll always know exactly where you stand on the path to developing concentration and mindfulness, and you’ll understand what you need to do next to make the fastest possible progress. Whether you’re an intellectual seeker of truth or an intuitive, heart-based practitioner – or a little bit of both – this is a class for you!
Jeremy Graves is co-author along with Culadasa (John Yates, Ph.D.) and Matthew Immergut, Ph.D. of The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science. Jeremy has been meditating for over 10 years, having accumulated a year-and-a-half of intensive deep retreat experience. He is authorized to teach by Culadasa.
Praise for The Mind Illuminated
“This book is a rare and valuable treasure, providing a detailed, step-by-step account of how meditation practice progresses.” – Shinzen Young, author of Break Through Pain, and meditation teacher.
“The Mind Illuminated will be a great help to anyone who wants to completely fathom the process of meditative development in all its stages… In largely Western language, with help from wonderful images and diagrams, this book brings the path of meditation to life.” – Sharon Salzberg, The New York Times best-selling author of Real Happiness.
Sliding scale from $165 to $225 (includes audio recording of all classes)
Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This helps us make sure those who pay less can attend. Whatever you pay above the lowest end of the sliding scale is a tax-deductible donation to Middle Way LA. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. If you are unable to pay, please contact us.
Drop-in: $20 (drop-ins allowed for first two classes only)
If you sign up for the entire workshop after the first two classes, their cost will be deducted from the cost of the entire workshop.
6512 Arizona Ave
Playa Vista, CA 90045
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