|Basic||Tuesdays||16 April||6 Weeks||6.00 to 7.20pm|
|Mindfulness||Mondays||29 April||4 Weeks||6.30 to 8.30pm|
|Basic||Thursdays||4 July||6 Weeks||6.00 to 7.20pm|
|Basic||Tuesdays||9 July||6 Weeks||6.00 to 7.20pm|
|Basic||Mondays||15 July||6 Weeks||7.00 to 8.20pm|
|Basic||Mondays||21 October||6 Weeks||7.00 to 8.20pm|
|Basic||Tuesdays||22 October||6 Weeks||6.00 to 7.20pm|
|Basic||Thursdays||24 October||6 Weeks||6.00 to 7.20pm|
The fee for the Basic Course is $220 or $160 (concession or repeat). All evening classes are held at the Subiaco Community Centre at 203 Bagot Rd. This is 100 metres east of the intersection with Rokeby Rd, with good parking nearby.
The book The 5-Minute Meditator is the required text for the Basic course. If you don’t already have access to a copy of this book (or The Art of Awareness), you can purchase it on the first day for $20. If you pay for it when you register for the course, it will be posted to you free of charge.
We meditate in chairs, not seated on the floor or lying down. If you can’t attend your usual class, you can attend any other class that week. If you miss some classes, you can catch them up in the following term. There will be no refunds after a course has started. If you repeat a course within the year, you can pay at the concessional rate.
This course will teach you how to meditate on your own, independent of a group or a teacher. It works with five basic exercises found in the early chapters of The 5-Minute Meditator. People meditate for a variety of reasons: to go to sleep, to control an overactive mind, to wind back anxiety, to be more focused and mentally productive, to manage pain or illness. Meditation is easy to do when stripped of its usual spiritual baggage. By attending this course however, you will understand how meditation actually works in your body and mind, and so be able to adapt it imaginatively to your lifestyle and requirements.
Some of these exercises are long but others are quite short. These ‘spot-meditations’ will help you shed the unnecessary stress rapidly and restore a sense of balance and control at any time during the day. You don’t always have to sit down to meditate. You can easily relax and calm your mind when you walk, wait, or do exercise. Relaxation is not just a state of inactivity close to sleep. It is about having the right levels of arousal, muscle tone and attention for whatever you are doing.
A 4-week course, 6.30 to 8.30 pm from Monday, April 29 $220, $150 concession
Mindfulness is the ability to pay attention to the present, to know what you are doing, thinking or feeling in the moment. This has many advantages. It improves the quality of your action; it helps you control and direct your thinking; and it makes you more conscious of the emotions that shape your moods and behaviour. We can become mindful in an instant. It is typically a 'Stop, look and evaluate' manoeuvre. However it is much more effective if you also know how to meditate. For more information, see the blurb under the Workshops Page.
For further course information view the Frequently Asked Questions.