Mayu Calendar

Apr
22
Sun
Mipham Shedra Tibetan Buddhist Meditation
Apr 22 @ 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, Guided 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
Apr 22 @ 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
Apr 22 @ 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

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.

 

Apr
23
Mon
Kusala: Training in Skillfulness
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

DESCRIPTION

The Pali word Kusala can be translated as skillful, wholesome or beneficial. Through meditation we uncover our mental habits that keep us in unskillful patterns.  Interestingly, we often discover that what we learned as good, true or healthy, may not lead to happiness. With insight we can develop skillful beliefs that bring clarity, and behaviors that lead to joy.

Class teachings are rooted in Theravadan Buddhist philosophy with supplemental material from Western social sciences. Mindfulness practices form the foundation of the guided meditations.

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.

Tai Chi
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

“Our Business is Moving Slowly”

In Tai Chi Chuan, you move as fast as a blooming flower. With Qigong, you cultivate your chi to flow like a dragon.

Each week we welcome new and experienced students as they learn the process of flowing through life with Eastern-oriented ways.

There are layers, and “Three Treasures” to what you learn:

• On the surface, you will see just the physical act: the exercise, the balance, the control: Jing

• In the middle, you will feel or move energy, you will feel better, you will have insights: Qi

• At the deep level, you will become mindful, realizing the greater nature of your existence: Shen

The question is, are you patient and committed to yourself enough to progress through these multiple layers?

If so, then your business will be moving slowly.

* * *

Cost: $15 first class or drop-in, or $96 for 8 classes.

Mayu Full Members receive 10% off the 8-class package.

Mayu Supporting/Plus Members receive 5% off any class or package.

Click here for more information about Mayu Co-op Membership.

For more information visit www.jasminedragoncolo.com.

 

Community Meditation
Apr 23 @ 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

Doors lock 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.

Apr
24
Tue
Morning Meditation
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

DESCRIPTION

Start your day with tranquility.

Meditation, the cornerstone of spirituality, brings peace and clarity. Through guided and silent meditation, you will catalyze your experience towards deeper knowledge and serenity.

This class will give you an opportunity to expand your concentration, explore your inner self and increase your calmness.

These sessions begin and end with guided meditation to help you center and return. In between, we sit together in silence. After meditation there is an opportunity for discussion and Q&A.

FORMAT

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.

Zen Meditation
Apr 24 @ 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

Best for meditators with experience.

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 feel that you 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.

Kundalini Meditation
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

Kundalini meditation facilitates an understanding of the mind, and teaches how to plant the seed of peace, prosperity, and health into our thoughts. Kundalini meditations use refined patterns and mantras to develop the neutral mind. When practiced regularly, these meditations help release reactions and unconscious habits, subconscious fears and blocks. They promote clarity of mind, mental awareness, and the ability to be present.

Classes begin with simple warm up exercises to prepare our bodies to sit. Next we practice a pranayam (breath exercise) followed by a Kundalini meditation. Most Kundalini meditations include a specified body posture, mudra (hand posture), drshti (gazing technique), and mantra (sacred phrase repeated silently or chanted out loud).

“When your mind is balanced and refined, it serves your soul and consciousness to give you both divinity and dignity.” – Yogi Bhajan, PhD Master of Kundalini Yoga

FORMAT

Breathing exercise, Chanting meditation

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$15

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to ___.

Prepay with PayPal or Venmo to MindfulMeditation.CO@gmail.com. You can also pay at the door with cash, personal check, or credit card.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

? Supplies provided? Students should bring ___ ?

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Apr
25
Wed
Qigong
Apr 25 @ 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
Apr 25 @ 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 at 7pm for posture assistance.

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

Doors lock 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.

Apr
26
Thu
Gratitude Meditation
Apr 26 @ 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 (ahimsa/sila) with generosity (asteya/dana). 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)
Apr 26 @ 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.

Our 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.

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.

Neurosculpting® Meditation
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

Combining Neuroscience and Mindfulness

In this unique practice we bridge the gap of Science and Meditation. By combining Neuroscience principles with Mindfulness we can learn how to transform our lives by rewriting old limiting patterns, heal from stress and trauma and begin to flow through life with grace and ease.

In this class you will learn how to identify the different brain states that sometimes hijack us, and gain powerful meditational tools to reverse this process. You will experience 2 guided Neurosculpting® meditations as well as learn daily exercises to take this transformational practice into your everyday life. No experience necessary!

FORMAT

Teaching, Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$15 early bird (if registered by the Monday before)

$20 at the door

Prepay with Paypal.

To pay by Credit Card call 303-335-5470.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Apr
27
Fri
Extended Sit: 1, 2 or 3 Hour Meditation
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

It’s not about how long you sit…. well, sometimes it is.

Insights from a 60 min. meditation are different than the insights from a 20 or 30 minute meditation. And insights from a 2-hour or 3-hour meditation are different still.

This evening is an opportunity to extend yourself and extend your practice with a 1-hour, 2-hour or 3-hour silent sit. This is an unguided silent meditation recommended for experienced practitioners.

*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

1-hour 2-hour or 3-hour unguided meditation. Chimes announce the beginning and ending of sessions.

The evening begins at 6:00pm. Those who sit for 1 hour leave at 7:00pm. Those who sit for 2 hours leave at 8:00pm. Those who sit for 3 hours leave at 9:00pm.

LEVEL

Best for meditators with experience

PAYMENT

Mayu Co-op Full Members: Free

Mayu Co-op Plus Members: $5

Mayu Co-op Supporting Members: $8

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 5:45pm to fill out paperwork.

NOTE

Doors lock at start time. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Apr
28
Sat
Pajama Meditation
Apr 28 @ 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

Doors lock at start time. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Apr
29
Sun
Mipham Shedra Tibetan Buddhist Meditation
Apr 29 @ 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, Guided 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
Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 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

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.

 

Apr
30
Mon
Kusala: Training in Skillfulness
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

DESCRIPTION

The Pali word Kusala can be translated as skillful, wholesome or beneficial. Through meditation we uncover our mental habits that keep us in unskillful patterns.  Interestingly, we often discover that what we learned as good, true or healthy, may not lead to happiness. With insight we can develop skillful beliefs that bring clarity, and behaviors that lead to joy.

Class teachings are rooted in Theravadan Buddhist philosophy with supplemental material from Western social sciences. Mindfulness practices form the foundation of the guided meditations.

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.