Meditation

September 

Beginning Meditation with Donna

Tuesdays, September 4-25, 5:30-7pm
Meditation, a method for acquiring a clear and tranquil mind, is the heart of yoga practice. In this course, you will learn the basics: a comfortable sitting posture, diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation methods, and essential concentration techniques used in the yoga tradition. Discover a new level of peace within yourself. Fee: $48 (ID#: S60) — FULL

Entering the Inner Shrine—Epitome of Yoga with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Thursday, September 27, 7-9pm
Join Panditji at this illuminating evening satsang and learn about the myth and truth we encounter during our spiritual quest. For ages, we have been hearing that spirituality is an inner journey, and on this journey, we must disconnect ourselves from the charms and temptations of the world; because worldly joy and spiritual enlightenment do not go together. The masters of the Himalayan Tradition, however, proclaim that we can fulfill the purpose of life while living in this world, provided we understand how to use the proper tools and means. Tantric wisdom teaches us that the human body is a living shrine, and the creator of this shrine resides therein. We must, however, learn the art of entering this shrine, and that depends on a methodical practice.
In our evening satsang, Panditji will share with you the timeless wisdom and the tested techniques of breathing and meditation that directly take us to the lotus of our heart—the seat of the Divine in us. Fee: $30 (ID#: S65) —

October 

Beginning Meditation with Donna

Wednesdays, October 3-24, 4-5:30pm
Meditation, a method for acquiring a clear and tranquil mind, is the heart of yoga practice. In this course, you will learn the basics: a comfortable sitting posture, diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation methods, and essential concentration techniques used in the yoga tradition. Discover a new level of peace within yourself. Fee: $48 (ID#: S66) —

Meditation for Inner Healing with Donna

Tuesdays, October 9-30, 7-8pm
Continuing Level Course: The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra can help you tune into the healing force within. This is one of Yoga’s most powerful, nourishing mantras that supports growth and guides you towards the higher aim of life. This four-week course is designed to expand and enhance your current meditation practice. You will learn the pronunciation, translation, and meaning of this traditional mantra, as well as, explore how to incorporate it into your practice. Each session will include gentle asana, relaxation, and guided meditation.
Prerequisite: Completion of HIB’s 4-week Beginning Meditation course. Fee: $48 (ID#: S69) —

Group Meditation with Kerry

Wednesday, October 10, 7-8pm
Group meditation helps to expand collective consciousness while also strengthening an individual’s practice through the supportive energy of the group. Our evening will include light stretches, guided relaxation, and meditation. Pre-registration is required.
Fee: Donation Based. $10 suggested donation. Fee: $0 (ID#: S70) —

Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Depression with Lidia Snyder, LMSW

Saturday, October 13, 1-4pm
This three-hour workshop offers instruction in specific yoga postures, breathing, and meditation techniques to help you become confident in your ability to establish calm when you feel anxious and upset. Take-home materials support your ongoing body-mind practice. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and eat a light lunch before the program. Fee: $30 (ID#: S71) —

Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women with Donna

Thursday, October 25, 7-8:30pm
Our year-long study of The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna’s Counsel in time of War, translated by Barbara Stoler Miller, continues with a discussion of teachings 13 and 14. This book is available in our bookstore. The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. It has been an inspiration to many as one of the great spiritual classics of world literature. Fee: $5 (ID#: S73) —