Introduction to Vipassana (Insight) Meditation

Free Introduction to Vipassana Meditation – Calm, Insight, and Liberation

Friday, February 17 & 24, 1:45 – 2:45 PM

Indigo Yoga Studio, 1512 B, Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek, CA

These sessions will introduce you to the goals and methods of Vipassana meditation (also called Insight Meditation), a 2600-year-old approach originally taught by the Buddha. Vipassana offers skills for daily living as well as insights into the Dharma – universal truths of existence, including the nature of mind and self. The purpose of the teachings and practices is liberation from the inescapable stress, dissatisfaction, and suffering of our human condition. This freedom is sometimes called enlightenment.

These two sessions are designed to introduce you to our new teacher, and get a taste of the weekly drop in class starting March 3rd, and a possible series to follow. The introductory sessions are offered on a “dana” (donation) only basis.

Vipassana Meditation for Calm, Insight, and Liberation

After his enlightenment, Gautama Buddha taught what he had learned from experience for the remaining 45 years of his life. The original Theravadan tradition was the foundation for later streams of Buddhism throughout many parts of Asia and eventually the world.

This group will highlight the meditation techniques, and offer teachings most important to achieve mental calm, skillful responses to one’s life and relationships, and freedom from the natural emotional/ psychological stresses of our human condition. Discussions will respond students’ experiences and questions. For questions about the class, please feel free to contact the teacher at frandphd@gmail.com

Fran DiDomenicis, Ph.D. is a Psychologist, Psychotherapist, and Meditation Teacher. He began his personal spiritual journey in the late 1960’s, initially with Transcendental Meditation, and later with other styles of meditation. Since 1996 he has primarily practiced Vipassana, or Insight Meditation as taught by leading teachers including Shinzen Young, S.N. Goenka, Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, and others.

Fran’s vision for his work at Indigo Yoga is to help cultivate a community of meditation practitioners aiming for the highest goals of Buddhist and other paths – liberation from suffering. The teachings are not just philosophical explorations, but an actual path to enlightenment that can be described in practical, usable terms, and experienced in everyday life.

Indigo Yoga – 925-979-YOGA

About Fran D.