Thursday, June 29th -- Meditation Basics: For Beginners & Experienced Meditators
7:30pm - 9pm
with Sah D'Simone
Combining Ancient Wisdom & Science in a simple and powerful meditation technique for the modern world. Meditation is a journey of self-discovery. By making the mind calm and quiet, we can go deep within and discover who we really are. By doing so, we find lasting inner-peace, happiness, we learn how to constructively solve our problems, and realize our highest dreams. This is an opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and join others to experience the peace and power that comes from collective meditation.
What do I teach in my classes?
-- The art & science of the daily practice
-- Learn to meditate, if new to meditation
-- Experienced meditators will refine their practice
-- Study Scientific research and the benefits of meditation
-- Learn a daily meditation practice routine
-- Why we would want to meditate?
-- How do we set up our meditation space?
-- How long do we meditate?
-- What do we focus on?
-- What are some techniques to help us overcome distractions?
-- The workshop includes guided meditations and provides plenty of time for questions?
The benefits of a daily practice of meditation include:
+ Reduced stress
+ Decreased worry, anxiety, impulsivity, fear, loneliness and depression.
+ Improved concentration & mental strength
+ Creative thinking
+ Encourages a healthy lifestyle
+ Increased happiness & acceptance
+ Slows aging
+ Benefits cardiovascular & immune health
Q: Is it easy to learn to meditate?
A: It depends on each person, and the effort given. Meditation comes naturally to some people, while others take a while to get the hang of it and that’s OK! It’s like going to the gym, it takes time to build muscle, loose weight and learn the technique that works for you. The important thing is to keep trying, and preferably to practice meditation every day.
Q: There are many different kinds of meditation. What kind do you teach?
A: Breath Awareness, Lovingkindness, Mantra and Visualization
Q: Why do we meditate?
A: We meditate because we can’t find lasting happiness in the outside world. It’s through meditation that we can attain lasting inner-peace. When we meditate and experience peace for even a moment, that one moment of peace will permeate your entire day, and strengthen new habits such as compassion, focus and clear thinking. Meditation helps us align our intentions, speech and actions, creating congruence in our daily life.
Exchange: $38Bullett Magazine. He immersed himself into the art of health and happiness, living in India, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia and Europe, Studying with masters such as His Holiness Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Amma Mata Amritanandamayi, Adyashanti, Pema Chodron, John of God, Joshua Rosenthal, Deepak Chopra, David Wolfe, Mark Bittman, and Arianna Huffington. Sah has compiled enough tools for anyone to create authentic change in their life. His approach to health and happiness involves a physiological, psychological and spiritual understanding. He specializes in helping people move forward through obstacles and change into living evolved, elevated and expanded lives. Sah is a Certified Holistic Health & Happiness Coach, Raw Vegan Chef, Ashtanga Yoga & Meditation Teacher, and Humanitarian. Currently training MBSR( Mindfulness Based Stressed Reduction) with Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW and Dr. Robert Smith, D.O and Hypnotherapy with Grace Smith.