Date(s) - April 25, 2020 - April 26, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Calming the Mind
Joy of Living 1 Meditation Workshop
With Tergar Instructor Edwin Kelley
Tempe, Arizona, USA
Meditation enables us to transform all experiences, even difficult emotions and painful thoughts, into sources of joy. The modern world has become fascinated with the practice of meditation. With all the hype and glossy images on magazine covers, it would be easy to think that meditation is about sitting in the right posture, using a special technique, or forcing the mind to be calm or relaxed all the time. But the real power of meditation isn’t in the method. It’s in shifting our perspective.
The key to this shift in perspective is awareness. In this weekend workshop, we will learn to transform our experience by exploring sensations, thoughts, emotions, and even awareness itself as supports for meditation.
This program offers step-by-step instructions that will benefit those new to meditation and inspire those who have an existing practice. The schedule for this weekend workshop includes video teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche, presentations by Tergar Instructor Edwin Kelley, as well as guided meditations and discussion. It is suitable for people of all faiths, as well as both beginning and experienced meditators.
For those of you who have taken Calming the Mind before, we have some exciting news! The course includes:
- New videos from Mingyur Rinpoche
- New guided meditations
- Tools to make meditation a habit in your daily life including a free app to track your sessions and support your practice
About the Instructor:
Edwin Kelley first became interested in Buddhism in 1975 when he attended a meditation retreat near Perth, Australia. In 1992 he went to Burma to undertake a six-month period of intensive retreat with the renowned meditation master Chanmyay Sayadaw. While practicing in Burma he ordained temporarily as a Theravada Buddhist monk. In 1994 he was hired as Director of Operations by one of America’s best known meditation retreat centers, the Insight Meditation Society (IMS), in Barre, MA and later was appointed Executive Director of IMS. Edwin has a post graduate diploma in Buddhist Studies from the University of Sunderland in the UK. He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife Myoshin in 2009 to help establish the global Tergar Meditation Community. In addition to his work as an instructor, he currently serves as co-executive director, and is a board member for Tergar International.
Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
600 E Baseline Rd. Suite B-9
Tempe, Arizona, 85283
If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend this program, we will make every effort to make attendance possible. Please contact us at email@example.com.
- Base fee – $135
- Reduced fee those on a limited income – $100
- Repeating Calming the Mind Students – Special fee 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.
We make final arrangements for weekend events 10 days before the event start day. If you cancel after April 15 there will be a $25 administration fee.
For further information about the program contact:
600 E Baseline Rd Ste B-9, Tempe AZ, United States