Introduction to Vipassana Meditation

with Roger Nolan
Saturday, March 14, 2009
3:00 - 5:00 pm

For more than 2,500 years, yogis have practiced Vipassana, or Insight Meditation, quieting the mind and body in order to allow a direct experience of the present moment to be known. Cultivating this present moment awareness results in a deeper understanding of our lives as they are being lived. This leads, in turn, to a reduction of stress, anxiety, and destructive behavior as well as an increase in feelings of peace, well-being, and acceptance.

Vipassana is easy to learn, and beginners as well as on-going practitioners are welcome. Starting with a brief yoga asana practice to help relax and open the body, the workshop will also include a short discussion about Vipassana Meditation, two guided sitting meditations and a walking meditation. After a question and answer session, the workshop will conclude with a traditional Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation. An instructional CD, "Foundations of Meditation," will also be available for purchase.

About Roger Nolan

Roger Nolan, M.A. has been practicing meditation, yoga and introspection for more than 30 years. His weekly sessions at Yoga House were recently chosen "Best Meditation for Beginners" by Los Angeles Magazine. A psychotherapist, Roger specializes in adapting mindfulness meditation for the treatment of addictions. He is currently co-authoring "Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention" with Dr. G. Alan Marlatt (et al), and is also writing "As It Should Be," an inspirational text based on his personal insights as a Viapassana teacher and practitioner. For more information, contact Roger at yoga2go@hotmail.com.

(Note: if you own a meditation cushion or bench, please bring them to the workshop for your comfort. Otherwise, blankets and bolsters will be available for your use.)

Suggested Donation: $20.00

Space is limited! Pre-registration required. Call (626) 403-3961 for more information or to pre-register.