New! Meditation in Everyday Life
3 sessions, 6 hours
Meditation is about making friends with oneself and developing compassion towards others. Although relaxing is often one of the byproducts of Buddhist meditation, the deeper purpose of meditation is to be more fully present to one’s life, being present on the spot rather than being riveted about according to one’s hopes and fears, open to whatever comes up. This course follows the teachings and meditative techniques of Shambhala Buddhism.
Instructor: Dr. Jerry Webster presently serves as the Shastri, or head teacher, with the Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center in Washington, D.C. He obtained his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland and has taught literature there and multiculturalism for Montgomery County Public Schools. Dr. Webster’s 40 years of teaching experience began with the Peace Corps in Afghanistan. He currently teaches this course and others at Johns Hopkins University.
ILR571 Meditation in Everyday Life
5-Digit Number: 16338
Wed, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 11/28 – 12/12
Location: Conference Center/E-106
Tuition: $20.00 Fee: $49.00 Total: $69.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only