Finding the Quiet Mind: A Meditation Retreat

Robert Ellwood

Weekend Retreat
November 19 – 21
Friday 7:30 – 9 pm,
Saturday 10 – noon, 2 – 4 pm,
Sunday 10 – noon PST

What is meditation, what can it do for us, and how is it practiced? In this class we will look at meditation as a place of centering, a “Tranquility Base” in the midst of busy, often confused lives. Meditation can support us above all by affording us an inward connection with the larger universe of which we are parts, and its infinite consciousness. We will examine the practical issues of meditation: time, place, posture, techniques to help still and deepen the mind. We will consider carrying the realizations of meditation into the rest of life, as we learn about slipping into a meditative mind even in the midst of stress. Finally, we will look at meditation in relation to personal and cosmic evolution as it points toward the future, as well as enhancing the present and helping us transcend the past. In all sessions of this class we will have short periods of meditation, and discussion of the experience. This class will be based in part on two Quest books, my Finding the Quiet Mind and Finding Deep Joy (2nd ed.) They are recommended for supplemental reading.

Series $50, Single Session $15. Recorded for limited availability for registrants.
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Robert Ellwood, PhD, is emeritus professor of religion at the University of Southern California. He has served as vice president of the Theosophical Society in America, on the Krotona Institute Board of Directors and as director of the School of the Wisdom at the TS headquarters in Chennai, India, Dr. Ellwood presented internationally for the Society, has published widely, and authored several books on comparative religion and theosophy.

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