Mindfulness meditation leads to insight into the
nature of our heart and mind, revealing an inherent
clarity, openness and ease. We practice opening
to the moment with stillness and non-judging
awareness. Mindfulness meditation is the practice
of waking up to the present moment and learning
to be at ease with the unfolding conditions of life.
With practice, mindfulness reveals deep wisdom,
compassion and intimacy.
Mindfulness meditation is practiced at the
beginning and ending of yoga classes at the
Minneaplis Yoga Workshop.
Teachings in Spaciousness, Fluidity and Ease
with Laura Kennedy
Dragons, Mothers and Dogen: Real Time
In Zen dragons symblize the awakened mind. Dogen is a cosmic rock star in Soto Zen. Recently, a group of female Soto Zen priests compiled writings on Dogen. We will explore how mythology and ritual re-fresh and enliven Dogen’s teaching. Cultivating a mind
awake, we will explore together the voice of women as they express this ancient teaching in real time.
We will play with ritual and devotion as we explore how these practices support our lives and others. What is ritual? How is devotion expressed? How does mythology connect to the present? The class will include zazen (meditation) and asana (yoga) as well
as group discussion to hear how this experience is shared by all.
Journal writing, drawing and reading are encouraged outside of class to continue the exploration and developing the seamless practice of awakening. Together we will continue to enliven and fuel the creative energy of the dragons in real time. The main text will be Receiving the Marrow, Teachings of Dogen by Soto Zen Women Priests. An open mind is
the only prerequisite for the class.
Instructor: Laura Kennedy Learn more about Laura
Class Times and Dates:
Thursdays at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 19 and 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24; and Nov. 7
Fee: $120 for 7 classes or $25/class
For more information:
Contact Laura at casamaya@MSN.com or (612) 343-8851.
Minneapolis Yoga Workshop, Ivy
Building, 2637 27th Ave. S., Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Workshops in Mindfulness Meditation
Workshops in Mindfulness Meditation are held at
River's Way Meditation Center. Visit their website
for more information.