Mindfulness Meditation Intermediate Series
Time: This course takes place over the span of a month with four, weekly consecutive classes.
Goals: The course is designed to deepen your abilities in the practice of Mindfulness Meditation by:
Providing you with more in-depth information while at the same time…
Helping to cultivate and develop certain skill sets, i.e.: “Skillful Means.”
Prerequisite: You must have completed the Foundations Class or an equivalent such as another Insight Meditation introductory class or an Insight Meditation 10 day retreat. Material covered in the “Foundations” class is already assumed.
A commitment to meditate at least one complete 30-minute session per day (total 28 days.) This may be accomplished by a walking meditation or a sitting meditation.
The commitment to keep a meditation journal. You’ll be expected to make notations in the journal after every meditation session and have the willingness to share those experiences during class time. Handouts will help guide you in this process.
Week 1: Introduction. Defining Skillful Means.
Week 2: The Five Faculties. The balance of “activity” and “receptivity.”
Week 3: The Initial Application of Thought, Attention & then the Sustained Application of Attention.
Week 4: Paying Attention to Intentions.
Guided meditations will be included in class time. The meditations will be designed to coincide with material covered thus enhancing the practice in accord with our weekly discoveries. During the first class, we will begin with a 30-minute meditation and then consecutively build-up to 45 minutes by the 4th session.
Where: 2630 East Oakland Park Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale Florida
How: This course is $200.00. Please use the PayPal link below.
Michael is an expert at teaching health professionals and lay people of every age, how to establish, maintain and expand the practice of mindfulness meditation. He is a graduate of Ithaca College, Certified Meditation Instructor and Advisory Board Member of the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc., a Certified Teacher of Transformation Meditation, has completed studies with The Prison Mindfulness Institute, The Vipassana Fellowship, and has been a Certified Personal Trainer with many integral subspecialties for the past 18 years. Michael is a mindfulness meditation teacher, business consultant, and published author with many years of experience guiding others in learning mindfulness meditation, understanding the conceptual and scientific foundations of meditation, and progressively deepening their meditative practice. He has presented regularly at national and international conferences and is accomplished in team building, having collaborated with local, county and state health agencies and private corporations, and having formed classes, workshops, seminars and ongoing practitioner groups on Mindfulness Meditation and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
For more information, please contact: Michael Kasten (347) 871-8422