Foundations of Meditation
Janaki Pierson, the Director of WMYC, offers Foundations of Meditation, designed specifically to help participants establish themselves in a regular, daily practice of meditation for maximum benefit. This course involves training in the theory and practice of correct meditation. Topics include benefits of meditation, application to stress management, posture, the relationship between breath and mind, the power of mantra, the evolution of consciousness, Kundalini Shakti, and the mind and attention. Janaki has been teaching meditation for over 35 years here, throughout Connecticut, NY, PA and New Eng
Graduates of our Foundations of Meditation Class may retake the class at ANY TIME for FREE!
4 Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:15 pm, July 17, 24, and 31 & August 7, 2018
$135/$125 if received 10 days in advance
with Janaki Pierson
For all graduates of the Foundations of Meditation, we bring our practice to the next level by fully embracing our true nature. Drawing on all wisdom traditions and acknowledgement of our own nature, we bring our shadows to the light. We laugh, we practice, we realize, we let go in community.
Next evening meetings:
Thursday July 19, 2018, 6:30-8:30
Class Fee: $35/$25 each when received 10 days in advance
Experiences from a Larchmont resident who has been meditating with Janaki for about 2 years:
"My mind used to be a very crowded place. Silence meant I wasn't talking, not that I wasn't thinking. And while I didn't see myself as self-centered, it was difficult not to gauge life based on how something impacted me or made me feel. That was before meditation. It was the me of two years ago.
After two years of regular meditation practice, I feel a stillness, a calm that was not noticeable before, so I perceived it as non-existant. Now, thoughts tend to pass right by me instead of getting stuck in the crevices of my mind. It has brought peace to challenging relationships and has given me a broader perspective on just about everything.
Learning to meditate wasn't a natural process. I often thought perhaps I'd never be able to find the quiet as others had. For a long time, meditation seemed to be about attempting to silence my internal dialogue.
Then single, almost fleeting moments of quiet came -- perhaps one or two per meditation session. Gradually my mind learned to let go and linger in the nothingness. In this nothingness is a calm that flows into every area of my life. It lessens the impact of daily stresses, dampens irritations, and generally puts distance between me and whatever is happening.
Meditation has allowed me to be able to view situations without emotion, which is only possible when it's no longer about you. I am so happy for the peace and tranquility meditation has brought to my life and in turn to those around me."