Mayu Calendar

Jun
23
Sat
Pajama Meditation
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

DESCRIPTION

It’s early on a Saturday – arrive in your PJ’s! This silent, unguided meditation is a nice way to leave the workweek behind and start your weekend calmly.

FORMAT

40-minute unguided meditation. Chimes announce the beginning and end of the session.

LEVEL

Best for meditators with experience

PAYMENT

$5

Mayu Co-op Full & Plus Members: Free

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Mayu.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Event begins promptly. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Jun
24
Sun
Mipham Shedra Tibetan Buddhist Meditation
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

DESCRIPTION

Join us for public meditation instruction & practice with Tibetan teacher Lhoppon Rinpoche. This is a rare opportunity to learn from Rinpoche, who studied in the monastery from 5 years of age with accomplished masters who escaped from Tibet during the cultural revolution. These masters carried the teachings at the risk of their lives. Rinpoche has dedicated his life to spreading the lineage of Truth, Love & Compassion.

Lhoppon Rinpoche says this about Meditation: “Meditation is the most simple thing to do. It is all about discovering your beautiful nature from deep silence which is a healthy, long-lasting antidote for depression, anxiety, stress and fear.”

FORMAT

Instruction, Silent Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$10

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to __

Prepay with __

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Please arrive by 9:45am to find your seat.

All supplies provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Qigong Level 1
Jun 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

DESCRIPTION

Qigong develops the mastery of the cultivation and refinement of chi (life force energy), leading to profound healing, enlightenment and full expression of life.

Qigong movement involves gentle standing forms and movements. We focus on regulating the breath to calm the nervous system, quieting and focusing the mind, grounding and refining our energy, and connecting into our hearts.

Classes occasionally include breath or meditation work in a seated or reclined position. Movements are easily adaptable to any present health considerations.

FORMAT

Instruction, Guided Movement

LEVEL

Beginners welcome.

PAYMENT

$15,  10-pack for $120, 20-pack for $200

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to __

Prepay with __

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Please arrive by 12:20pm to sign in and pay.

All supplies provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Qigong Level 2
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

Qigong develops the mastery of the cultivation and refinement of chi (life force energy), leading to profound healing, enlightenment and full expression of life.

Qigong movement involves gentle standing forms and movements. We focus on regulating the breath to calm the nervous system, quieting and focusing the mind, grounding and refining our energy, and connecting into our hearts.

Classes occasionally include breath or meditation work in a seated or reclined position. Movements are easily adaptable to any present health considerations.

FORMAT

Instruction, Guided Movement

LEVEL

Advanced. Open to students who have completed at least 20 Sunday Qigong Level 1 classes.

PAYMENT

$15,  10-pack for $120, 20-pack for $200

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to __

Prepay with __

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

All supplies provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Jun
25
Mon
Kusala: The Intersection of Skillfulness & Mindfulness
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

DESCRIPTION

The Pali word Kusala can be translated as skillful, wholesome or beneficial – aspects by which we can measure a “good” life. Combining mindfulness meditation techniques with an intellectual investigation of skillfulness can catapult your path toward happiness.

These classes are based on Buddhist teachings of skillfulness, and are brought to life within the framework of modern-day challenges and triumphs.

FORMAT

Teaching, Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

Open to all levels of experience

PAYMENT

$10

Mayu Co-op Full Members: Free

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Community Meditation
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

Bring yourself back to center. These weekly meditations are perfect for anyone wanting to slow down and quiet their minds with a group of like-minded friends.

Guided meditations are not centered around a particular lineage or tradition, but are drawn from various contemplative practices. Each session is casual, gentle and unique. Perfect for beginning your meditation journey or strengthening your path.

FORMAT

Guided Meditation

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$5

Mayu Co-op Full Members: Free

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Event begins promptly. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Jun
26
Tue
Lucid Awareness
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

In a lucid dream you are aware that you are dreaming. The same is true in life.

To be aware is to not be consumed by the events around you. “Thinking” in this clear state means not getting lost in thoughts. Instead, there is awareness that thinking is happening. You are lucid.

When we are not aware, consciousness easily gets carried away by passing phenomena: the senses, images in the mind, emotions, and objects in the world. All of these things draw us in like a magnet.

Join us for these weekly classes where we explore what consciousness is, and what it is not. Greater freedom and stability of mind come with lucid awareness!

FORMAT

Teaching, Silent & Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$15

Mayu Co-op Full Members: $12

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to  ____.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Midday Meditation
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

Details coming soon.

FORMAT

Teaching, Guided and Unguided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

First class free. Monthly: $59/month

Drop-In: 4-pack for $100 or 10-pack for $160 (good for 1 year)

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door?

Make checks payable to  ____.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

The Power of Presence
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

The Power of Presence: Integrating presence into work, relationship and life

In this group, you will learn how to find refuge in “just this moment,” how to connect deeply with yourself and others, and to discover the joy of NEVER abandoning yourself. Our goal is to learn how to be deeply present and engaged with our lives, while also living from a spiritual and emotional center which is as solid as a mountain. The benefits of this work include new levels of peace, wisdom and compassion (especially for self).

This is an ongoing group, with the intention to create a sense of community, and to provide learning/inspiration to deepen your practice of Presence. We meet every other week. The commitment is for 6 months, though the hope is to have an ongoing group after that.

FORMAT

Teaching, Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

Initial 2 classes free

$45.00/monthly

Partial scholarships are available (email Michael)

Mayu Co-op Full Members: $35/monthly

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to ___.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Zen Meditation
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

For people interested in finding a lay (non-monastic) community, we offer the opportunity to practice with experienced meditation practitioners.

Our primary practice is zazen, or Zen meditation. Zazen is the heart of Zen practice and is at the same time the full expression of our inherent enlightenment as well as the means of uncovering it.

Zazen can take place in stillness (sitting meditation) and in activities such as walking meditation and work practice. Therefore, we encourage a quiet, meditative atmosphere and use many traditional Zen forms to help us in that regard.

FORMAT

Three 25-minute sitting rounds with walking meditation in between. Private instruction for Zen Center members.

LEVEL

Formal Zen experience required. See “Notes” below.

PAYMENT

$5 – $10 suggested donation.

Cash or checks accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Zen Center of Denver.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

No entry after 7:00pm.

If you are already familiar with Zen mediation and can sit quietly without moving for 25 minutes, please arrive by 6:40pm to become familiar with our practice forms.

If you are not familiar with Zen meditation please attend an Introduction to Zen Workshop. Visit ZenCenterofDenver for information.

We offer two ways for you to become familiar with us. Please visit our website and click the “Getting Started” tab.

All supplies provided.

No beverages in the meditation rooms.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Jun
27
Wed
Qigong
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

Qigong develops the mastery of the cultivation and refinement of chi (life force energy), leading to profound healing, enlightenment and full expression of life.

Qigong movement involves gentle standing forms and movements. We focus on regulating the breath to calm the nervous system, quieting and focusing the mind, grounding and refining our energy, and connecting into our hearts.

Classes occasionally include breath or meditation work in a seated or reclined position. Movements are easily adaptable to any present health considerations.

FORMAT

Instruction, Guided Movement

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$15,  10-pack for $120, 20-pack for $200

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to __

Prepay with __

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Please arrive by 5:50pm to sign in and pay.

All supplies provided

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Beginning Meditation: Exploring Mindfulness
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

You’ve been hearing about mindfulness and its benefits everywhere, from psychologists to doctors to athletes. But what exactly is mindfulness?

This class takes an in-depth look at the meditation technique of mindfulness: its origins, its applications, and why it’s such a powerful meditation practice for today’s modern world.

New material is introduced every week, yet presented as a stand-alone class. You will get the most out of this series by attending regularly, but you’ll never feel lost if you can only attend when your schedule allows.

FORMAT

Teaching, Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$10, 5-pack for $45, 10-pack for $80

Mayu Co-op Full Members: First class free, all other classes $7

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

First-timers, please arrive by 7pm for posture assistance.

All students, please arrive by 7:15 to sign in and pay.

Event begins at 7:30pm. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Jun
28
Thu
Integrative Yoga for Healing & Alignment
Jun 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

DESCRIPTION

Yoga is an ancient Indian healing tradition that utilizes a gently flowing integration of postures and breath, with an emphasis on accessing a calm and empowered body, mind, and heart.

This practice consists of stretching and strengthening joints, muscles, and tissues, as well as an exploration of breathing, relaxation, and mindfulness techniques.

Integrated Yoga for Healing and Alignment takes a classical approach–we move at a gentle, mindful pace with emphasis on breath with the intention of facilitating awareness, healing, and alignment.

Classes are appropriate for all levels of experience and can be modified for those with physical considerations.

Please bring a mat, as well as any other props that are beneficial for your practice. Some mats and props are also available for use at the center.

FORMAT

Instruction, Guided Movement

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$15,  10-pack for $120, 20-pack for $200

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to __

Prepay with __

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Please arrive by 8:20am to sign in and pay.

Limited supplies provided. Please bring a mat, and any other props that are beneficial for your practice.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Gratitude Meditation
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

Gratitude is much more than a word or gesture of thanks. It is a powerful mindset that can transform our relationships with everything and everyone around us.

Gratitude as a meditation technique is the element that unites the practices of non-harm with generosity. When we refrain from harm we cultivate kindness; when we practice generosity we give and receive freely. Gratitude is not possible without kindness (toward ourselves and others) nor without generosity (understanding the role of receiving).

These classes combine mantra and visualization techniques to help develop a baseline comfort with feeling and expressing gratitude. In time, they show us how to live with greater compassion, appreciation and joy.

*Important: This event is only open to Full, Plus & Supporting Members of the Mayu Meditation Cooperative.

You are invited to become a member of Mayu Meditation Cooperative. Please click here for more information.

FORMAT

Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

Mayu Co-op Full Members: Free

Mayu Co-op Plus & Supporting Members: $5

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Mayu.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome. If you are not yet a Mayu Co-op member please arrive by 2:45pm to fill out paperwork.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Thursday Insight Meditation Sitting (TIMS)
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

DESCRIPTION

TIMS is a group of women and men who gather together each week to practice mindfulness meditation (Vipassana) as a community. While we focus on the Theravadan tradition of Buddhism, all practitioners are welcomed regardless of spiritual and religious affiliations.

The format is fairly simple: a meditation sitting followed by a Dharma talk. The sitting period is 30 minutes long and Dharma talks can range from 30-45 minutes.

We have no local teacher and value the simplicity this approach offers. Membership is the highest rank any of us achieve at TIMS.

Recorded Dharma talks are given by Gil Fronsdal or Andrea Fella of the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California.

FORMAT

Silent Meditation, Recorded Teaching, Discussion

LEVEL

Prior meditation experience helpful but not required.

PAYMENT

By donation. Cash at the door preferred. No credit cards.

In the spirit of generosity that continues a 2500-year-old Buddhist tradition of providing teachings freely to all who are interested, there is no fee associated with TIMS. Dana (the Buddhist word for giving) is accepted and collected at each meeting from those members who are inspired to contribute. All collected dana is sent quarterly to Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella of the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Jun
30
Sat
Pajama Meditation
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

DESCRIPTION

It’s early on a Saturday – arrive in your PJ’s! This silent, unguided meditation is a nice way to leave the workweek behind and start your weekend calmly.

FORMAT

40-minute unguided meditation. Chimes announce the beginning and end of the session.

LEVEL

Best for meditators with experience

PAYMENT

$5

Mayu Co-op Full & Plus Members: Free

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Mayu.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Event begins promptly. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Jul
1
Sun
Mipham Shedra Tibetan Buddhist Meditation
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

DESCRIPTION

Join us for public meditation instruction & practice with Tibetan teacher Lhoppon Rinpoche. This is a rare opportunity to learn from Rinpoche, who studied in the monastery from 5 years of age with accomplished masters who escaped from Tibet during the cultural revolution. These masters carried the teachings at the risk of their lives. Rinpoche has dedicated his life to spreading the lineage of Truth, Love & Compassion.

Lhoppon Rinpoche says this about Meditation: “Meditation is the most simple thing to do. It is all about discovering your beautiful nature from deep silence which is a healthy, long-lasting antidote for depression, anxiety, stress and fear.”

FORMAT

Instruction, Silent Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$10

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to __

Prepay with __

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Please arrive by 9:45am to find your seat.

All supplies provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Qigong Level 1
Jul 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

DESCRIPTION

Qigong develops the mastery of the cultivation and refinement of chi (life force energy), leading to profound healing, enlightenment and full expression of life.

Qigong movement involves gentle standing forms and movements. We focus on regulating the breath to calm the nervous system, quieting and focusing the mind, grounding and refining our energy, and connecting into our hearts.

Classes occasionally include breath or meditation work in a seated or reclined position. Movements are easily adaptable to any present health considerations.

FORMAT

Instruction, Guided Movement

LEVEL

Beginners welcome.

PAYMENT

$15,  10-pack for $120, 20-pack for $200

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to __

Prepay with __

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Please arrive by 12:20pm to sign in and pay.

All supplies provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Qigong Level 2
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

Qigong develops the mastery of the cultivation and refinement of chi (life force energy), leading to profound healing, enlightenment and full expression of life.

Qigong movement involves gentle standing forms and movements. We focus on regulating the breath to calm the nervous system, quieting and focusing the mind, grounding and refining our energy, and connecting into our hearts.

Classes occasionally include breath or meditation work in a seated or reclined position. Movements are easily adaptable to any present health considerations.

FORMAT

Instruction, Guided Movement

LEVEL

Advanced. Open to students who have completed at least 20 Sunday Qigong Level 1 classes.

PAYMENT

$15,  10-pack for $120, 20-pack for $200

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to __

Prepay with __

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

All supplies provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Jul
2
Mon
Kusala: The Intersection of Skillfulness & Mindfulness
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

DESCRIPTION

The Pali word Kusala can be translated as skillful, wholesome or beneficial – aspects by which we can measure a “good” life. Combining mindfulness meditation techniques with an intellectual investigation of skillfulness can catapult your path toward happiness.

These classes are based on Buddhist teachings of skillfulness, and are brought to life within the framework of modern-day challenges and triumphs.

FORMAT

Teaching, Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

Open to all levels of experience

PAYMENT

$10

Mayu Co-op Full Members: Free

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.