Weekly Meditation Classes
with Buddhist Teacher Dylan Jordan
Habits of Happy People
Happiness is something we all strive for in our heart of hearts. Yet we tend to make the attainment of happiness more complicated than it actually is, and habitual negative ways of thinking can also take us in the opposite direction. In this series, we will explore several inspiring contemplations and meditations from the Buddhist tradition that will uplift our mood and enrich our life.
In this series of classes, we’ll learn how to carry our meditation experiences with us throughout the day using mindfulness, maintaining a light, joyful attitude whatever life throws our way. Feel free to join in for any or all of these classes.
June 4 – Free introductory class: Making Happiness a Habit
June 11 – The joy of contentment
June 18 – Developing self acceptance
June 25 – The healing power of gratitude
July 2 – Paying kindness forward
July 9 – The key to our happiness
July 16- How to keep things in perspective
A typical class consists of relaxing guided meditations and a teaching on how to improve our well-being by developing positive states of mind and inner peace in our daily life. The classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners and are drop-in classes that are self-contained and can be joined at any time. You may sit on a chair or on cushions on the floor.
Venue: Awake Boulder Yoga Studio
3200 Carbon Pl Suite 105, Boulder, CO 80301
Cost: $10 per class. Seniors/Students: $7 per class.
Preregister online or pay at the door. No one is excluded due to lack of funds.
When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within.Geshe Kelsang Gyatso -
Meditation classes offer the chance to learn how to make our mind calm and peaceful. By training in meditation we will learn to develop inner peace, giving us the ability to stay happy and positive all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances.
Meditation offers an opportunity to change the way we react to people and difficult situations in our life. Learn how to feel calm, peaceful and relaxed, no matter what problems are arising. Using simple yet profound techniques, discover how to feel happy and have a positive outlook by gaining more control of your mind through meditation.
In these classes, we learn meditations to unwind and relax, develop stronger concentration and to settle our busy minds.
Do I have to be a Buddhist to benefit from meditation?
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind. Buddhists respect all people and are happy to help anyone regardless of whether they subscribe to another faith, or to none.
Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?
No. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
What do I need to bring to class?
Nothing in particular, just yourself; though you can bring a pen and notepad if you want to take notes.
How should I dress for class?
No particular clothing is required. Just dress comfortably.