Date(s) - March 4, 2020 - April 15, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Parenting with Awareness, Compassion, and Wisdom
A 6-week Introductory Course
With Members of the Tergar Madison Teaching Team
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Parenting and caring for children of all ages is a lifelong path of practice, and meditation can support parents and caregivers along that path. In this Tergar International created program, we will explore key topics that support meditation with specific application to parenting with awareness, compassion, and wisdom. Each week will include exclusive video teachings by our guiding teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, meaningful discussions around meditation and our role as parents, and opportunities for practice. Children are more likely to learn and utilize mindful awareness practice in their lives when the adults who support them have a personal practice of their own. So, the easiest and most effective way for a child to learn about meditation is for their parents or other supporting adults to set an example. This introductory course lays the foundation for just that, so families can discover joy and harmony in their relationships with one another through mindful, compassionate presence.
You do not need to be a parent to enroll in this course! We welcome all people with an interest in the topic and no prior meditation experience is necessary.
Kelly Petrie is a senior practice leader with Tergar and devoted practitioner of meditation, yoga, and contemplative arts. She received her Master’s degree in contemplative education from Naropa University, where she continues to serve as adjunct faculty with the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education. She is a longtime educator of parents and children, co-authored the Parenting with Awareness, Compassion, and Wisdom curriculum, and has experienced both the joys and challenges of parenting her own children for over 27 years.
Martha McCurdy was first exposed to meditation in 2011, when the Tergar Meditation Community in Madison WI came into being. She continues to be drawn to Mingyur Rinpoche’s systematic and heart filled approach to teaching meditation, and she marvels at the benefits of meditation supported by scientific study! Martha holds a Doctorate in Neuroscience and enjoys both research and teaching in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently serves as a practice leader at the Tergar Madison Meditation Center as well as an advisor and practice leader for the Tergar Meditation Practice Group for students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. As a parent of two children, Martha brings direct experience of balancing motherhood with professional life.
Six Wednesday nights
March 4, 11, 18 and April 1, 8, 15
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Base fee: $90
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.
Tergar Madison Meditation Center
301 S Blount St.
Madison, WI 53703
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Tergar Meditation Community – Madison
Tergar Madison, Madison WI, United States