Date(s) - September 8, 2018 - September 9, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Calming the Mind
Joy of Living Meditation Workshop
With Tergar Instructor Cortland Dahl
Assisted by Tergar Facilitator Kasumi Kato
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 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.
This is an entry program to Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s wonderfully fresh and accessible teachings. It offers step by step instructions that will benefit those new to meditation and inspire those who have an existing practice. It is suitable for people of all faiths, as well as both beginning and experienced meditators. The schedule for this weekend workshop includes video teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, presentations on the key points of meditation practice by Tergar Instructor Cortland Dahl and Tergar Facilitator Kasumi Kato, as well as guided meditations and discussion.
About the Instructor and Facilitator:
Cortland Dahl has practiced meditation for twenty-five years and has studied Buddhism around the world, including eight years spent living in Tibetan refugee settlements in India and Nepal. He holds a Ph.D. in the Mind, Brain, and Contemplative Science from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. in Buddhist Studies from Naropa University. Currently, Cortland serves as Chairman and Co-Executive Director of Tergar International and as Research Scientist and Chief Contemplative Officer at UW-Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds. As an author and translator, he has published numerous scientific articles and books on Buddhist practice. Read more…
Kasumi Kato grew up in northern Japan, where she learned to meditate from a young age. Since 2001, she has studied yoga, meditation, massage, and other healing arts throughout the world. She has received extensive training in mindfulness and other forms of meditation, and has a great love of solitary retreats. Kasumi has two Master’s degrees, and currently teaches Japanese.
Saturday & Sunday, September 8-9, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1870 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
Parking information available at www.northwestern.edu/millarchapel/Contact%20Us/visit-us/index.html. Lots are free on weekends.
Information for out-of-town visitors can be found on the Northwestern site at www.northwestern.edu/campus-life/visiting-campus/index.html.
- Base fee – $135
- Reduced fee for seniors (65+), full-time students – $100
- Repeating Calming the Mind Students – Special rate for those who have previously completed a Joy of Living 1 workshop, either in-person or online – $100
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 make attendance possible. Please email email@example.com for more information.
We make final arrangements for weekend events 10 days before the event start day. If you cancel after August 28, there will be a $25 administration fee.
For further information about the program contact:
Parkes Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, United States