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Dynamic Awareness with Shaila Catherine and Lisa Tromovitch
April 22 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
IMSB offers a day of meditation one Saturday each month. These monthly day long programs offer a consistent and easy opportunity for meditators to maintain a steady commitment to meditation, deepen their practice, explore various dhamma themes, and cultivate relationships with the community—and still be home in time for dinner!
Today’s program is designed to enhance mindfulness through a combination of sitting meditation and mindful movement. The practices will encourage wakeful presence, clarity of emotion, and balance in body and mind. It is appropriate for beginners and seasoned practitioners.
Lisa Tromovitch will guide us in Laban Movement Analysis, a non-biased language for describing movement that encourages a full exploration of our expressive range. By directing the mind inside and practicing detached observation, one can become present with what is and develop a sense of community around a shared humanity. Shaila Catherine will lead the meditations.
There will be a pot-luck community meal around 12:30; please bring a food dish to share.
Everyone is welcome. There is no registration. Folding chairs are provided. Bring a mat and cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor. Beginner’s to meditation are encouraged to come on time since both sitting and walking meditation instruction are usually offered in the mornings.
These monthly events may take place at any of the churches where we meet—in Los Altos, Saratoga, or Mountain View. Be sure to double check the website event listing to determine the correct location.
IMSB relies upon the generosity of participants to support our teachers and cover organizational expenses. Dana is a word in the ancient Pali language that describes donations, offerings and generosity. Two bowls will be available at an event to practice dana for the teacher and IMSB; we encourage you to give joyfully and generously, according to your resources and means. IMSB is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.