Taught by James Oermann
Date and Time: Saturday, February 24. 2018, 3-6 PM
Location: Good Nature, 23 N. 10th St., Columbia, MO
An introduction to finding one’s best self, mindfulness meditation, finding one’s greater purpose, and inner happiness. The workshop will be on topics of introduction to mindfulness meditation, self-improvement through self-awareness, finding greater purpose in life, and finding inner peace. I will introduce breath and awareness meditation to those who are not familiar with it, cover how it is useful in discovering one’s true self, how it is beneficial for blood pressure, fighting cancer, fighting addictions, and very similar to cognitive behavioral therapy. Emphasis will be on the teaching of Dr. Wayne Dyer, and also improving one’s spiritual energy through lifestyle, diet, and more.
About the Teacher:
James Oermann has been practicing mindful living about twenty years, studied at the Birmingham Buddhist Vihara, and London Buddhist Society in the UK, City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Ukiah, CA, and taught a spiritual energy and yoga class at Solar Yoga in St. Louis two years. He has written in 2011 the book A Collection of Tales which is on Amazon under the name Jim Boer. In the book he discusses topics of spirituality in contemporary America, and includes historic fiction pieces about mindfulness in daily living.
For more information see Facebook community “Self Improvement Through Mindfulness” and Event on Facebook at Good Nature’s pages.
Satipatthāna Part 2: Mindfulness of Mind
Coming in 2018, Dates TBA
The Satipatthāna Sutta, an important and practical discourse, has influenced most of the approaches to mindfulness and insight meditation that we practice today. This online course will work with the practices and teachings that are found in the Satipatthāna Sutta with a focus on the three satipatthānas related to mind.
This is the second in a two part Satipatthāna Series, however, it is not necessary to have taken the previous course (on mindfulness of body) to attend this second course (on mindfulness of mind). Newcomers are welcome to register for this course, and may choose to attend part one at a later date.
The course will include recorded lectures, reading assignments, sutta study, guided meditations, discussion forums, and optional audio conferences with Shaila Catherine. The core text will be Perspectives on Satipatthāna by Bhikkhu Analayo. This course is suitable for all levels of experience.
Additional details will be available at a later date.