Meditation Classes at Perennial


 

Meditation practice has been around for thousands of years but it seems to be getting lots of attention lately as the “new thing” to do. It’s no longer a practice for just hippies and gurus anymore and the reason so many are turning, or returning, to a meditation practice is because of it’s capacity to bring us to a space of quiet and deep peace within. The essence of meditation is deep listening to our inner wisdom and becoming intimately familiar with our own life and the unfolding of our life in this moment. A meditation practice holds the possibility of not just a fleeting sense of contentment, but coming into an awareness that “your life matters more than you think and more than you can think,” as Jon Kabat-Zinn says.


Meditation classes are included in your Perennial Membership and our 30-Day New Student offer, or you can purchase  5-class Meditation Pass

4 OPPORTUNITES TO MEDITATE EACH WEEK


Monday Evening with Jen Pulvermacher

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
Mindfulness is a quality we already possess. It can also be cultivated through practice. Mindfulness is often described as the act of paying attention on purpose, deeply, and without judgment to whatever arises in the present moment. By doing so, we live more fully, rather than feeling stuck in "automatic pilot." Our Monday evening meditation class is designed to develop the skill of paying attention to our inner and outer experiences with acceptance, patience, and compassion. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the volume of research surrounding mindfulness practice and how it helps us to live healthier, happier lives. Join us!

Mondays 6:30-7:00pm 

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Wednesday Evening with Meg Sirchio Groves

LOVING-KINDNESS MEDITATION
Loving Kindness Meditation is aimed at breaking down barriers and restoring compassion and kindness towards others, including ourselves! Our Wednesday evening meditation is led by Perennial founder, Meg Sirchio Groves, and is designed to help you explore how love is at the core of your Being and how forgiveness, gratitude and generosity can and will flow from this space when we remember this Truth. Our 45 minutes together is spent meditating on what is breaking or weighing heavy on our heart, sharing this with the group, if you choose to do so, and then combining our hearts, minds and intentions in a loving-kindness meditation led by Meg.  By reconnecting with the love that we are we can affect the energy that flows through us and from us so we're more equipped to navigate our relationships with other beings and all of creation. Come and experience the release and the power of joining with others and taking a deeper dive into our true nature, which is LOVE.

Wednesdays - 5:45-6:30pm  
 
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Thursday Evening with Keith Borden

DEVOTIONAL MEDITATION
There are different ways to focus the mind, and many points of concentration that can lead the mind to a place of clarity and tranquility. When the names and forms of God are the tools of meditation, it becomes bhakti marga or the path to realization through the adoration of the Divine. The Thursday evening meditation class will explore sounds (the Goddess), kirtan (the singing of the names of God), mantra japa (the repetition of mantra), and murti (focus on the personified form) as ways of quieting and clearing the vrittis in order to witness the always-present still point that is our inner truth.

Thursdays – 7pm - 7:30pm
 

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Sunday Morning with Sean Ward

INSIGHT MEDITATION
Our Sunday morning meditation is a time and a space for you to stop for a moment, to catch your breath and to remember your essential nature, which is deep peace, love, compassion, strength and power. Insight Meditation, or Vipassana, is the ultimate expression of Socrates' dictum, "know thyself." It's based on the Buddha's original teaching that the cause of suffering can actually be erased when we see our True nature. This teaching means that our happiness does not depend on manipulating the external world, it depends on seeing ourselves clearly, as we really are. It's a method for purifying the mind of the mental factors that cause suffering. 

Sundays – 10:30 - 11:30am
 

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