Introduction to Meditation | Fall 2019

Saturday | Sept., 14; Oct., 19; Nov., 16
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Teacher: Kathleen Ivanoff
Contact teacher with questions: [email protected]

This class is designed for those new to meditation with a little or no experience at all with the practice. Basic detailed instructions for the practice of Vipassana Meditation (also called Insight Meditation or Mindfulness) will be offered.

You are not expected to learn everything in one class and we encourage you to attend more than one class to build on your meditation skills and create sangha.

Suggested donation: $30 – $85 per session

Classes held at:
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth
704 Airport Blvd.Ann Arbor, MI  48106
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A letter from a Grandma to her Grandson.

All Deep Spring Center teachers offer their time on a Dana (donation) basis, joyfully sharing the teachings. Your free-will offerings to the teachers are welcomed.
Teachers are NOT paid by Deep Spring center. Monies to the center are used for running expenses.
  • Students can take these classes as often as they wish.  As each class is foundational to our understanding of this life-enhancing practice, it would make sense to come back often to join in the discussion and learning process.  
  • No one should stay away from these classes for financial reasons. Please contact us at [email protected] or 734.477.5848 to request a scholarship or make financial arrangements. No one will be turned away for financial reasons.
  • Beginners, as well as experienced meditators, are welcome anytime.

Kathleen Ivanoff began consciously seeking /questioning the spiritual path in 1977, when she received A Course in Miracles from an anonymous donor at her church. She met and became a student of Tibetan Master Gelek Rimpoche in the late 1980’s when Jewel Heart International was formed in Ann Arbor, where she later became an Instructor (1999) and The educational Program Director (2003-2006) – helping to develop the foundations of the curriculum. Throughout the years, she has a been an enthusiastic explorer of a variety of esoteric traditions, eventually leading her to embrace an inclusive approach to meditation, rather than a strict interpretation of the Tibetan tradition. The spiritual path is evolutionary and lively and will often surprise you with how it unfolds!  Kathleen also teaches Creative Writing part time at EMU and has a private psychotherapy practice specializing in spiritual questioning/deepening and healing self-hatred through embodied wisdom and love.