“There is a wealth of meaning and nuance in the experience of mindfulness that can enrich our lives in unimagined ways.”
~ Joseph Goldstein
There’s a good chance you’ve noticed the groundswell of interest in meditation. The number of physicians, therapists, corporations, and schools recommending meditation continues to rise. Why?
Regular meditation has been shown to improve immune function, focus, and overall happiness, while decreasing cortisol levels, blood pressure, and anxiety. Recent research even suggests that meditation slows the aging process and promotes longer life.
This 5-week course will focus on the foundations of Insight Meditation, including techniques, benefits, and origin. You will be guided in Mindfulness of Body and Breath, Emotions, and Thoughts, as well as cultivating Loving Kindness for one’s self and others. The clear, simple instructions will support you in establishing a regular meditation practice.
Insight Meditation 101 is suitable for new and experienced meditators looking for a solid
foundation for practice.
Cost: $95 - $150 Sliding Scale (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Days and Time: Mondays 6:30-8:00pm, 5/07, 5/14, 5/21/ 6/04, and 6/11, plus one daylong session 9am-4pm on Saturday, 6/09
Location: Pima Friends’ Meeting House
931 N. Fifth Ave., Tucson AZ, 85705 (1.5 blocks south of Speedway)
Register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
David Bornstein, MSW, discovered Insight Meditation in 1997. He has worked with many
sought-after western Buddhist teachers, and his time in intensive meditation retreat totals over six months. In May 2016 David graduated from the Spirit Rock Meditation Center two-year Dedicated Practitioner’s Program, and in May of last year he began the Sounds True two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program led by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.
David began teaching meditation at Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort in 2006, has presented regularly at the UA Arthritis Center, and in 2014 was invited by Spirit Rock founding teacher Anna Douglas to begin teaching for Insight Meditation Tucson.
Insight Meditation Tucson was founded in 2011, and is a collective of teachers and practitioners dedicated to the awakening of wisdom and compassion through the practice and study of Insight Meditation. We are committed to the deepening of individual practice and growth of a spiritual community.