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The Home of the Mind Meditation class gathers at Take a Chance Ranch the second Saturday of every month at 3pm PST to learn and practice Dhammakaya ("Middle Way") meditation.
The Home of the Mind Meditation class gathers at Take a Chance Ranch the second Saturday of every month at 3pm PST to learn and practice Dhammakaya (“Middle Way”) meditation. This style of meditation is gentle, simple, and lovely to do together in a group. Newcomers to meditation are welcome to this group!
We meet outside in a peaceful pasture where there is a nice mix of sun and shade. We are almost always joined by birds, dogs, horses, and even cows!
Classes are taught by Ven. Ekkasak and include guided and silent meditation, group discussion, and a question/answer session. Newcomers to meditation are welcome to this group!
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You can make a donation at any time and/or you can donate using cash, check or credit card when you arrive. It is also customary to bring gifts of food to the monks.
More About Home of The Mind Meditation Classes
Imagine sitting in an open field with a light breeze touching your face. You will be surrounded by a protected valley, animals in the fields nearby, and a safe group of kind-hearted meditation students seeking inner peace and fellowship.
With the fast-paced lives, we lead, our minds are often cluttered and busy with thoughts. All of that constant thinking and doing can lead to feeling overwhelmed, and it can have a huge impact on our emotions and our bodies. Many of us have never learned to train our minds. But the mind is very much like a muscle that needs strengthening. Meditation is a proven way to train our minds and is practiced all over the world and by hundreds of different cultures.
When we learn to work with our minds, we can quiet our thinking and bring our minds “home” to a peaceful resting place. As we get more experienced with this, we can do it all day long! You can stand in the grocery store line or sit in traffic and use your meditation techniques! The benefits are endless: clearer thoughts, better sleep, more peaceful emotions, less stress, and more energy.
What to Expect
All classes are taught by wise and gentle monks from Thailand. The sessions begin with our beloved Thai monks giving a brief introduction to the meditation techniques with simple instructions. Then, our teacher gently guides us with a soothing voice for a few minutes, helping the group ease into a period of silent meditation. When the meditation session is over, the group is open to share their experiences and ask questions. The monks offer great suggestions for improving meditation and tell wonderfully insightful stories and teachings.
What to Bring
This meditation group is held outside and the weather varies. Please dress in layers so you can be comfortable. It is suggested that you bring a yoga mat or blanket and a meditation cushion or pillow if you wish. People often bring a blanket to stay warm or a light scarf or shawl to keep the sun off their skin.
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Beth KilloughBeth Killough is the owner of The Circle Up Experience, a consulting firm which provides leadership training and culture development to corporations, universities, teacher groups, first responders, and non-profit organizations. Beth has an MA degree in Clinical Psychology from Santa Clara University and an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Arizona State University. A life-long cowgirl, writer, professor, and a licensed psychotherapist, Beth has 20 years of experience working with people to awaken their innate leadership gifts so they can live and work with more authentic relationship and connection. Circle Up’s model of Natural Leadership and experiential learning with horses integrates human psychology, animal behavior, and natural systems to offer a unique approach to personal and professional development. Circle Up has trained thousands of leaders all over the country and has created long-term culture change programs within large institutions. Beth is a seeker and a truth-teller who brings heart and humor into her work. She is gifted at finding The One Question that needs to be asked and using her cowgirl courage to ask it. Beth owns Take a Chance Ranch in Morgan Hill, California where Circle Up hosts workshops. The ranch also hosts women’s events, recovery groups, weekly meditation with Dhammakaya monks, horsemanship events, and art programs. Beth and her human family live on the ranch with and an ever-growing menagerie of animals who support her and her email@example.com