Date(s) - April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Calming the Mind
Joy of Living 1 Meditation Workshop
With Tergar Facilitator Kasumi Kato
Decorah, Iowa, USA
In this weekend meditation workshop, we will learn how cultivating awareness can help create a peaceful mind and joyful heart. The practice of meditation enables us to transform all experiences, even difficult emotions and painful thoughts, into sources of joy. Over the course of this weekend, we will explore the landscape of our experience with mindful awareness, learning how to use the body, sensory experiences, thoughts, emotions, and even awareness itself as supports for meditation.
The schedule for this weekend workshop includes video teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, presentations on the key points of meditation practice by Tergar Facilitator Kasumi Kato, as well as guided meditations and discussion. This weekend is suitable for people of all faiths, as well as both beginning and experienced meditators.
Saturday & Sunday, April 14-15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
218 W Water St
Decorah, IA 52101
- Basic – This level covers the actual cost of the program – $125
- Reduced – Reduced fee for seniors (65+), full-time students, and others with limited incomes – $75
- Repeating Calming the Mind Students – Special rate for those who have previously completed a Joy of Living 1 workshop, either in-person or online – $75
We strive to offer programs like this one as broadly as we can, regardless of ability to pay. Please consider adding an additional donation during registration or at the event to help share these teachings with as many people as possible.
If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend this program, we will make every effort to help. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For More Information:
We make final arrangements for weekend events 10 days before the event start day. If you cancel after April 3, 2018, there will be a $25 administration fee.
Decorah is in the far northeast corner of Iowa, at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 52 (north/south) and Iowa Hwy. 9 (east/west). It is just under a 3-hour drive from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and approximately 60 miles from Rochester, Minnesota; La Crosse, Wisconsin; and Waterloo, Iowa.
The Lingonberry is a community center on Water St., Decorah’s main downtown street. Decorah’s downtown is accessed from Hwy. 52 coming from the north by Pole Line Rd. It is accessed from Hwy. 9 coming from the west and Hwy. 52 coming from the south by Short St. And it is accessed from Hwy. 9 coming from the east by Montgomery St. There is plenty of near-by free parking, including in the public city lot behind the building.
There is no public transportation to and from Decorah. Hometown Taxi (hometowntaxidecorah.com) provides pre-arranged rides to and from Decorah from all major area cities.
Lodging and Restaurants:
We do not provide room and board. The Hotel Winneshiek is within walking distance of The Lingonberry. There are a number of other hotels in the area and many B&Bs and cabins, both right downtown and in the surrounding countryside. The Oneota Food Co-op and Water Street Deli is within walking distance of The Lingonberry, as well as a wide-range of restaurants and coffee shops. Information about the area and accommodation options can be found at www.visitdecorah.com.
The Lingonberry, Decorah IA, United States