Upcoming Meditation Classes

meditation classes

Meditation classes are a wonderful support for your practice, and a place to meet like minded friends. Upcoming meditation classes at Insight Meditation Ann Arbor are listed below, space is limited and registration is required.

DONATION BASIS NOTE: In the Insight tradition, the teachings are offered freely, as it is understood that their value is priceless. Our teachers volunteer their time and energy to make these teachings available.

At the same time, support is needed for those teachings to continue, as there are costs that must be met every month. An opportunity to leave a donation will be offered at each class. There is also a link to Paypal on the home page that can be designated as a class donation. We can only offer the teaching, and trust that the receivers will respond in kind. Thank you for your support.

Classes usually take place in the Insight Meditation Ann Arbor Meeting Room in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


2018/08 – Half Day Introduction to Insight Meditation

Interested in finding out what insight (vipassana) practice is, or in refreshing your understanding of insight practice instruction? This three hour workshop covers beginning instruction, mindfulness practice, and other related practices.

DATES: Saturday, August 18
TIME: 9:00 – noon
LED BY: Lou Weir
LEVEL: all
LOCATION: Insight Meditation Ann Arbor Meeting Room

Please register online here.


2018/09 – Sitting at the Edge

It can be useful to ask oneself What’s at the edge of my practice?. By that is meant looking at one’s inner experience and asking oneself what is present in the heart/mind in this week, this day, this hour, this moment. That may be pain or pleasure, confusion or ease, joy or sadness. The practice of Mindfulness accepts it all and leads us to look deeply and carefully, without judgment.

The gathering of this circle over the next few weeks is in support of this practice. We will sit together in silence, then have an opportunity to share and to listen. We will learn from each other as spiritual friends.

This circle will be led by Ann Barden and is meant for those with some meditation experience and a commitment to daily practice. There will not be beginning instruction but some guidance may be offered from time to time.

Direct questions to Ann at bardena@umich.edu

DATES: Weds, Sep 5,12,19,26 and Oct 3,10,17
TIME: 10:00am – noon
LED BY: Ann Barden
LEVEL: anyone with a meditation experience and a commitment to daily practice
LOCATION: Insight Meditation Ann Arbor Meeting Room

Please register online here.


2018/09 – Fundamentals of Insight Meditation

This is 6 week class covering insight meditation instructions, mindfulness, working with difficult emotions, mental processes and establishing a practice. There will be meditations with instructions, short talks and time for questions and answers about your practice. It is intended for those new to meditation or looking for a refresher on the fundamentals of insight practice. Ample parking, accessible.
DATES: Weds Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 Oct 3, 10
TIME: 6:00pm-8:00pm
LED BY: Lou Weir and David Coupland
LEVEL: all levels
LOCATION: Insight Meditation Ann Arbor Meeting Room

Please register online here.


2018/10 – Fundamentals of Insight Practice

A 6 week class covering insight meditation instructions, mindfulness, working with difficult emotions and mental processes, establishing a practice. For those new to meditation or looking for a refresher on the fundamentals of insight practice. Ample parking, accessible.
DATES: Mondays, Oct 15,22,29 and Nov 5,12,19
TIME: 6:30-8:30PM
LED BY: Terry Gliedt
LEVEL: All Levels
LOCATION: Insight Meditation Ann Arbor Meeting Room

Please register online here.

Please register online here.


2018/09 – Understanding our Suffering

We’ll be looking deeply at what suffering actually means and how we experience it and it’s underlying causes. This is a three week jump-start supporting our practice and the container of understanding that supports and fuels our practice.

The regular continuing class will follow this class on an every other Tuesday night basis for interested practicioners; please talk to Susan if you are interested in the continuing class.
DATES: Tuesdays: Sept 11, 18 and 25
TIME: 7:00-9:00 pm
LED BY: Susan Weir
LEVEL: Continuing students and anyone who has taken a Fundamentals of Meditation class
LOCATION: Insight Meditation Ann Arbor Meeting Room

NOTE:
this class is full. Please register for the wait list here.