Meditation

"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally."

                                                                                                        Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

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Meditation Teachers 

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The Meditation teachers and leaders at O2 understand meditation because we meditate.  It is impossible to predict the profound ways in which meditation can change your life until you make meditation a part of your life.  Everyone can meditate, and we can help you find a practice that is just for you.

 
 
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Karen Kvasnicka 

 

Karen is the leader of the Thursday Night Meditation Group.  She is the embodiment of a Bodhisattva.  We are honored to have Karen share the gifts of meditation with you.

Karen has been following the path of Buddhist insight meditation since May 2000. Continual training in yoga, lovingkindess (metta), and mindfulness with breathing inspires her regular meditation practice. 

Karen is always happy to offer support and encouragement for the development of your personal meditation practice. Her heartfelt intention is to cultivate and share kindness, compassion, and peace with all beings. Helping others discover and connect with the wonder and light of life is her greatest joy. 

Karen is a member of Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community. (DZIMC) http://dharmazephyr.org/

She maintains a daily meditation practice, attends many daylong & multi-day silent retreats, and participates in Buddhist sutta studies to expand her experience and knowledge.

 

South Wind Sangha(community), is a Buddhist based meditation group. 

We meet each Thursday starting at 5:30.

Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome! Choose the sessions that support your practice.

 5:30pm: Qigong body movement

 Quiet the mind with gently body movement

(First Thursday each month: Drumming Meditation)

6:00pm: Silent Meditation

(First Thursday each month: Singing Bowl Meditation)

6:30pm: Optional Book Study and Discussion

For those wishing to deepen their practice

Current Book Study

The Art of Disappearing

by Ajahn Brahm https://bswa.org/teachers/ajahn-brahm/

Cost: There is no set fee to join our sangha for meditation.

We appreciate a dana or generosity offering to help support our activities and our beautiful home space of O2 Yoga.

Please feel free to call Karen with any questions about our Thursday Night Meditation Group.

775 267-2424

 
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Keri Sheerin, C-IAYT 

Keri has practiced meditation for 20 years.  She is dedicated to improving lives though teaching, soul searching, and guiding empowerment through self inquiry.  She believes that a meditation practice is essential, and that meditation is not an "one size fits all" technique.  She has practiced many styles including Mindfulness, Primordial sound, & Integrative Restoration.

Keri teaches yoga & meditation classes, workshops, and retreats.  She also works one on one,  with Yoga Therapy.