Cottonwood Meditation Center

August 3, 2017 4:00 PM

Join Daniel Tigert of the Cottonwood Meditation Center for a free, six week course on meditation at the Cottonwood Public Library. Meditation is a practice by which a person can achieve a greater sense of awareness, wisdom, introspection, and a deeper sense of relaxation. A practice that has been explored by millions. It is the discipline of thought, sound, and movement. Ultimately drawing attention to your inner self. Many people meditate to achieve enlightenment, illumination or understanding of their individual religion. It can be practiced by anyone regardless of their religious beliefs and background. In this course, various techniques of meditation will be explored such as sitting, standing, and yoga’s involvement. Also discussed will be thought control, surroundings, sounds, smells, bodily movements, and especially your breathing, which is a fundamental practice in all meditation. The basic objective is to be present – in the now. It is the act of being precisely in the moment, controlling your mind, thoughts, and decisions. Not letting it go completely, but being aware of who you are and where you are. Making your thoughts your own, separating you from the programing of society, parents, television, movies, and radio. Meditation is about being comfortable and at peace with yourself and your surroundings. As you learn the several different techniques of meditation, you may pick and choose the practices that work for you. It is very important to drop any preconceived notions of meditation behind you. Keep an open mind and be willing to learn.

This course does not require you to have previous experience in any particular area, although some experience in yoga is suggested. You should have at least a high school reading level. No books will be required, although, some may be recommended on an individual basis. All course materials are provided in this class.

 

By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Understand meditation and recognize its benefits.
  • Communicate proper physical space for meditation.
  • Display and practice multiple breathing techniques.
  • Demonstrate proper meditation postures.
  • Describe health benefits of meditation.
  • Summarize history of meditation.
  • Summarize meditation and religion.
  • Vocalize enlightenment.
  • Demonstrate meditation techniques.
  • Summarize meditation, yoga and practicality in everyday life.

 

This six-part class will take place at the Cottonwood Public Library in Library Meeting Room B. Registration is required, please call 928-634-7559 or sign up at the reference desk in the library. The class begins on Thursday, August 3 from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and will continue every Thursday through September 7. The library is located at 100 S 6th St in Cottonwood.

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