Mindfulness Meditation Classes in Boulder
The knowledge of meditation that everyone starts out with is not really knowledge. Itís a conviction, a belief, an untested hypothesis that youíre going to test. But you decide itís worth testing. Itís like being a scientist. There are lots of different hypotheses or theories a scientist could test, but the scientist has to focus on testing the ones that seem most promising. Which ones are going to be worthwhile, which ones will teach you something useful if you prove them true or false? If you decide that the idea that suffering can be put to an end is worth testing, it gives you the impetus to start testing the Buddhaís teachings both in practice and in life.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. - Buddha
A Practical Approach to Mindfulness
Meditation in Boulder offers clear instruction and guidance in Buddhist meditation and philosophy through weekly classes and monthly weekend retreats. Personal one-on-one instruction and coaching is also available. Our teachers are experienced meditators with many years of study and practice. They approach the teaching of meditation from the perspective of a Western cultural background engaged in modern daily life.
There are no pre-requisites for classes or retreats; everyone is welcome regardless of their background or experience. Our goal is to share authentic Buddhist teaching in a way that is both joyful and affordable.
You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. - John Kabat-Zinn
Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness is the essential skill that leads to the ability to live a happier, more peaceful life. We have tried to pursue happiness through many external means like careers, families, hobbies and more. The challenge with these pursuits is that they are constantly changing and our happiness is temporary. So we chase and consume more and more experiences in a futile attempt to maintain an unattainable goal.
With mindfulness meditation, we learn to familiarize ourselves with this situation through coming to terms with the internal landscape. The recognition of the impermanence of all phenomena is the first step in learning to transcend the craving of happiness through external pursuits.
As mindfulness increases, we develop tha ability to enjoy our lives and pursuits for what they are. Changing phenomena can be experienced and enjoyed in the present moment and the craving is reduced. This leads to a happier, more joyful and peaceful life.
For more information email info@meditationinBoulder.com or call 720 369 3387 or 303 859 4308.
We look forward to seeing you in class.