In less than a week, we’ll be meditating together!
Before then, there are a few things you’ll have to do to prepare so
here’s your checklist:
1) Circle Me Back
I’ve sent you an invitation to join my circle on Google+. Accept that invitation and we’ll be linked. If you don’t see an invitation from me in your inbox, check your spam and promo folders-if it’s not there, email me and we’ll figure it out together.
2) Install Google Hangouts
If you’ve never used Hangouts before, you’ll have to install a plugin (it only takes a few seconds). If you have no idea what a Hangout is, take a look at this link (you’ll find the plugin there too): http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/.
As you might have guessed, we’ll be using Hangouts for our classes. Once you’ve installed the plugin, you’ll simply click a link to join the class. I will email the link to you about twenty minutes prior to each class. During our first session, you’ll learn all you need to know about Hangouts and how to access recordings if you’ve missed a class.
The class will be private so only members of the course will be able to view it but we will be able to see each other. If this is something you are not comfortable with, let me know and we’ll set you up so that you are not visible. I ask that you do not share the videos with anyone who is not enrolled in this cycle of 8 Weeks. Even if you know them to be Samadhi for Peace students from other classes or they are trusted friends and family members, please do not share any portion of the classes with them. In order for us to receive the greatest benefit from this course, we must create an environment which allows for a certain level of vulnerability. The possibility of outsiders looking in ruins that opportunity.
3) Find a Journal & Headphones
While it’s not mandatory for the course, I highly recommend keeping a meditation journal. It doesn’t have to be fancy but it should be dedicated to this class and not used for anything else. You’ll also want headphones so that we experience less audio feedback during our classes-just the simple ones that come with an iPod or phone are fine. If you don’t have any, please do not go out and buy them, you can easily go without.
4) Mark Your Calendar
Classes are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Material changes by week so you only need to attend once a week to experience the full curriculum.
The nice thing is that there’s no need to pre-register and there’s no limit to the number of classes you may attend. This means that you can choose to participate in the Tuesday session one week and Saturday the next and it’s no one’s business but your own. It also means that if you’d like the support of meditating with the group more than once a week, you can have it. The content will be familiar the second time around but you’ll likely have what I like to call, “new noticings”.
For class dates, visit the Samadhi for Peace Calendar. When you click on an event, you’ll see a nifty button that allows you to add it to your personal calendar.
You can also type things in the old-fashioned way:
Tuesdays, from 3:00pm-4:30pm PT/6:00pm-7:30pm ET
Saturdays from 10:00am-11:30am PT/1:00pm-2:30pm ET
Introduction – Tuesday, October 15th & Saturday, October 19th
Week 1 – Tuesday, October 22nd & Saturday, October 26th
Week 2 – Tuesday, October 29th & Saturday, November 2nd
Week 3 – Tuesday, November 5th & Saturday, November 9th
Week 4 – Tuesday, November 12th & Saturday, November 16th
Week 5 – Tuesday, November 19th & Saturday, November 23rd
Week 6 – Tuesday, November 26th & Saturday, November 30th
Week 7 – Tuesday, December 3rd & Saturday, December 7th
Week 8 – Tuesday, December 10th & Saturday, December 14th
I’m really excited to learn more about you and provide some guidance in establishing a life-long meditation practice. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
There are only a few days left to register so if you know anyone who would like to learn how to meditate or deepen their practice, please invite them to join us. Meditation helps us to find inner peace, is a proven pain management tool and it exercises the brain in ways that slow memory loss associated with aging. You can send them this link: .