The Power of Being Present: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (1967) *SOLD OUT*

Four Wednesdays: June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. *SOLD OUT* 

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$120.00 (10% off for members)

The practice of the four foundations of mindfulness allows one to enter the present more fully. This is a course on mindfulness which involves studying, contemplating, understanding, and em-ploying techniques, called the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, which Gotama Buddha used over 2,500 years ago. It worked for him and many other people since him and in a variety of spiritual traditions. This is not a religious course, but it is about studying and working with these traditional and time proven techniques and exercises that allow one to enter the now of everyday life more fully. One often hears that one meditates to learn to relax. Although relaxing is often one of the byproducts of Buddhist meditation, the true purpose is to be present in one’s life more fully, being present on the spot rather than being riveted about according to one’s hopes and fears. It is about being open, no matter what occurs, to whatever arises in order truly to live one’s life. Four Wednesdays: June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. *SOLD OUT* 

Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness, Chogyam Trungpa

Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born with
by Gaylon Ferguson

Jerry Webster presently serves as the Shastri, or head teacher, with the Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center in Washington, D.C. He began meditation with a ten full-day retreat in India with the Burmese teacher Goenka in 1974. Since 1976, he is a student of the Shambhala Buddhist tradi-tion and he has taught in this tradition since 1977. He obtained his PH.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland in 1999. He has taught numerous courses in literature for the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University and numerous courses in multiculturalism for Montgomery County Public Schools. He has taught English full-time in public school systems for forty years; he be-gan teaching with the Peace Corps in Afghanistan in 1973. During the past four years, he has led five full-day week-long meditation weekthuns and numerous programs along the East Coast, including multi-ple local courses Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. Peace Corps, Frederick Community College, and the Frederick Meditation Center.

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Published: Shambhala - September 14th, 2010

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Published: Shambhala - June 21st, 2016