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COMING IN OCTOBER
CREATING A PERSONAL PRACTICE
4-week series, Saturdays, Oct 16 – Nov 6, 2:00pm – 4:30pm CST
“When we reframe – repeatedly – what it is we are doing and why, we will interrupt the haunting sense that we’re never doing enough or that we should always be doing more.” – Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
“Meditation is not to get out of society, to escape from society, but to prepare for a reentry into society” – Thich Nhat Hanh
My friend and Friday teaching partner, Adam Grossi, and I are teaming up for a super deep dive this autumn into one of our mutually favorite topics: Personal practice.
We explored this theme briefly in May, during our regular Tea & Contemplation series held on Fridays. And we quickly realized, wow… we have some FEELS on this topic! And so did students! This realization happily turned into planning an extended series on personal practice, meditation, and the physical / emotional / spiritual path of self-care.
We want to ask:
What keeps us from practice?
What pressures are we feeling that imply somehow we’re not doing enough?
What limits our connecting to a contemplative spirituality that feels true for our own reality?
How do we simplify and create an approach that honors our modern needs?
This series isn’t about prescribing a pre-assembled, one size fits all format for mindfulness practice. Instead, we want to shine a light on what goes into creating something enduring and personal that works for YOU. That supports your own needs. And how your experiences and personal knowledge matter just as much as any teachings you receive in this process.
Our weekly themes include:
– Simplification of Conditions
– Questions of Faith
– Ambient Pressures
– Honoring Our Context
We meet Saturdays 2:00pm – 4:30pm CST, starting Oct 16 – Nov 6, for 4 weeks total.
We begin each session in guided tea and pranayama (breathwork), followed by a mix of lecture, discussion in breakout rooms, group Q&A, plus a little reflective homework.
Recordings will be included for each session. This series is offered with tiered pricing for accessibility, and all payments are split 50-50 between both teachers. Thank you for sharing this space with us!
REGISTER FOR CREATING A PERSONAL PRACTICE:
PERSONAL PRACTICE – REDUCED
Reduced rate for autumn Personal Practice series. Includes recordings!
PERSONAL PRACTICE – STANDARD
Standard rate for autumn Personal Practice series. Includes recordings!
PERSONAL PRACTICE – SUPPORTING
Supporting rate for autumn Personal Practice series. Includes recordings!
ON BREAK FOR SUMMER, BUT BACK THIS AUTUMN…
Being tea x animalltea sunday meditation
COMING THIS FALL: Last Sunday every month, 12pm-1:30pm US CST/ 18:00-19:30 GMT
Join us the last Sunday of every month for a guided community tea meditation in partnership with Animalltea, supporting our friends in conservation and environmental stewardship. Based in the UK, Animalltea is a different kind of tea company: With their every business decision, this small team asks themselves, “Will this action hurt animals or help them?” ALL profits from Animalltea sales go vetted organizations supporting wildlife conservation.
Tickets for this monthly gathering are $10 and available directly through Animalltea at this link. While this space is specifically dedicated as a place of healing and respite for conservationists, all are welcome to attend.
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