The ancient practice of Insight meditation is a simple and direct form of inner inquiry that looks deeply at our situation right now, just as it is. As we continue to watch, we see more and more, which naturally leads to profound effects over time. As we cultivate a kindhearted awareness, we begin to uncover the wisdom and compassion that is at our essence, as well as the habitual patterns of thinking and behavior that cause pain and suffering. As we mindfully work with these habits from our new perspective, we gradually become calmer and better able to deal effectively with negativity in ourselves and others. We free ourselves to react to the world with greater presence and kindness.
Come join us for six sessions, where we will learn and practice the basics of Insight meditation and a few other supporting practices, such as Lovingkindness meditation. The techniques that are used are primarily from the Buddhist tradition, but are suitable for any religious, spiritual, or philosophical viewpoint. We are open to all, from High School on up, and no previous meditation experience is assumed or required. The group is also appropriate for experienced meditators of any tradition who wish to expand their practice by learning about Insight Meditation, want a refresher, or simply want to support their practice by being in a meditation group. There will be time for group meditation, instruction, and discussion. Our emphasis will always be on practices directly relevant to our lived experiences.
I hope to see you there.
DEEP SPRING CENTER TEACHERS OFFER THEIR TIME ON A DANA BASIS, JOYFULLY SHARING THE TEACHINGS. YOUR FREE-WILL OFFERINGS TO THE TEACHERS ARE WELCOMED.
Note: Teachers do not receive any compensation from Deep Spring Center. Deep Spring Center fees / donations are used for running expenses in support of retreats, classes, workshops and to protect the archives of Barbara Brodsky and Aaron for future use.
Dan Muir found his spiritual home at Deep Spring Center shortly after moving back to Michigan in 1999. He has been teaching since 2006, trying to convey the peace, joy, and deep wisdom he has found through honest intention, an effort at clean living, and daily meditation. When he isn’t teaching the Dharma, Dan is a nurse anesthetist who shares a farm near Lansing with horses and alpacas.
No one will be denied participation for financial reasons. Please contact the office at 734.477.5848 or [email protected].