A growing body of research is showing a robust association between the practice of meditation and better mental and physical well-being. Beyond those practical effects, the ancient practice of Zen meditation provides a tried-and-true gateway to a direct and intimate experience of what it truly means to be alive and awake in a world of both bone-deep suffering and incredible beauty. If you’ve ever been interested, please do come to this brief introduction to Zen meditation and taste for yourself what it might have to offer you in your life.
This session will be led by Professor James Cordova, Chair of the Clark University Psychology Department and one of the guiding teachers in Boundless Way Zen.
Loose, comfortable attire recommended. Yoga mats are available, but feel free to bring whatever you will be comfortable, sitting, kneeling or laying on. Sessions will include guided introduction to meditation, sitting practice, walking meditation, a brief dharma talk and opportunity for dialogue about practice.
When: Wednesdays, noon–1 p.m. and 6–7 p.m.
Where: Bickman Multipurpose Room and Blue Room, Atwood Hall respectively
If interested, please simply come. No registration or sign-up necessary. All are welcome.