All posts tagged: beginner meditation

Happiness

Happiness ~Deborah Warren   You think of it as a summer that’s somewhere else, where the insects are rubies and emeralds in the trees, flitting through hymns you’ll be able to hear–tomorrow, where petals quiver out on the air like flames. And plumed birds flash around it, scarlet peacocks waiting there, tricked out for your arrival: Music and beauty;  that’s what you want from it.   What it is is the opposite of that. It’s here already, here in your local April– what did you picture? A bauble from the sun? A star come down and planted in a garden (up the road) and even at noon the dew hanging like beads of heaven on its leaves? No. It’s more like burdock, say, or vetch.   You want it to be the color of sherbet;  strange; a tulip in blue or melons with violet flesh, or a tree with arpeggios where the fruit should be, tended by gods who amuse you while you eat– who fan it with gold-hinged wings and delicious antics; sweeter, really, …

Interdependence Meditation

Guided Meditation on Interdependence   In honor of Independence Day, I have decided to host a guided meditation on interdependence that you can experience from anywhere by calling-in on your phone.  This will be a live guided meditation experience.  All you need to do is dial-in to the conference call and then put your phone on speaker, get comfortable and enjoy the meditation session.  It doesn’t matter if you fall asleep and start snoring because the callers are muted.  You can even listen as you wash dishes or take a bath.  I am requesting a $10 karmic offering for the meditation, but payment is not required. There is a payment button below the sign-up if you do wish to make an offering for the meditation. Date: Monday, July 1, 2013 Time: 8:30 pm Introduction and basic meditation instructions for beginners 8:45-9:15 pm Guided Meditation 9:15-9:25 pm Closing (all times are Eastern USA) Access Code: Sign-up below and you will receive an e-mail with the dial-in number and access code on Friday, June 28th Subscribe to …

A Pep Talk for You!

A Little Pep Talk Just for YOU How many flexible people do you know?  Let’s be honest here—you don’t actually KNOW anyone who is flexible.  If yoga required flexibility, then 15 million people in America wouldn’t have been practicing last year.  But, they did. How many thin people do you know?  If yoga required you to look fabulous in stretch pants, then 15 million people in America wouldn’t have been practicing last year.  But, despite the fact that two-thirds of Americans are overweight, they did. And, by the way, I bet you look awesome just as you are. Don’t think you have enough money for yoga?  Yes, studying yoga and meditation is an investment.  But, in 2010 the cost of heart disease in the United States was $444 BILLION DOLLARS (source).  This is a no brainer.  Invest now in practices that immediately improve the quality of your life at a fraction of the cost that chronic illness and disease imposes on your life later. Stop making excuses.  Making an investment in yoga and meditation will …

Beginner Meditation Course

Click Here! We recommend this beginner meditation course.  There is a 60-day 100% money-back guarantee. This is not a Yoga Matrika product, but we know that there are a lot of people in our community who can’t come and take a class, but really want to learn how to meditate or need some support for their daily home practice.

Spring Meditation Series with Bhante Pema

Believe it or not, Bhante Pema’s Spring Meditation Series at Yoga Matrika is almost full already and it is not even February!  This is a very special opportunity for all adults who are interested in meditation in Pittsburgh to gather in this intimate space and learn from this most wonderful teacher.  If you are interested in practicing with Bhante Pema on Monday nights, please register soon to save your place in this series.  If space is available, we will open the class to drop-in students, but please do not count on this.  Pregnant students are welcome to attend as meditation is a beautiful and supportive practice while you are expecting.  Chairs are provided for anyone who would be more comfortable sitting in a more supported way during class. Spring Series: Monday Nights from 7:30 to 8:45 pm March 12 through May 28th 12-classes in the series for $130 REGISTER HERE Join Bhante Pema, the current Abbot of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, for this 12-week mediation course. The cost for the series of 12-classes is $130. …