Intro to Meditation
GRINNELL – Looking for strategies to cope constructively with stress, anxiety, and everyday challenges? Meditation can be an important method for slowing down and cultivating mindfulness in our thoughts, behaviors, and relationships. Even a few minutes a day can make a big difference in our attitude and emotional health. Learn a basic mindfulness meditation technique, including methods for sitting, posture, breathing, and concentration, and how to deal with difficulties encountered during meditation. This class is meant to introduce a secular, mindfulness based approach to meditation and thus it is suitable for people of all backgrounds and religious affiliations. Class will include a silent sitting period. No prior experience with meditation is necessary. Those with prior experience with meditation should come with an open mind, ready to learn.
Instructor Jordan Scheibel has been meditating and teaching meditation for 6 years. As a Grinnell College student, he led the student meditation group, frequently teaching meditation to newcomers, taught several meditation courses at Newton Correctional Release Center and the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women and organized a visit by a Zen Buddhist teacher to Grinnell College. He spent a summer at Green Gulch Zen Center in California in 2008 and has practiced at several Zen centers in Iowa over the years. He teaches mindfulness and meditation classes through Iowa Valley Continuing Education, Grinnell College, and the local yoga studio.
“Intro to Meditation,” course number HEW 1050.(2), will be held on Wednesday, April 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Class will be located at Iowa Valley Grinnell, 123 6th Avenue West, Grinnell, room 145. Cost is $15.
To register, contact Iowa Valley Continuing Education at 1-800-284-4823 or 641-752-4645. For more information check out the IVCE website at www.IowaValley.com .