Day longs provide a foundation for exploring the Dharma and establishing a steady meditation practice. Day longs range from beginner days that introduce mindfulness practices and fundamental teachings; "applied mindfulness" classes that focus on particular life issues or days that dive deep into the suttas. Unless otherwise stated, all days are open to beginners or experienced alike. Please note that while the days are open to beginners, instructions may not always be specific to beginners. You are always welcome to ask questions and clarify instructions at the appropriate time.
There's two general themes of a human-beingness that we work with in Insight meditation. Warmth and wakefulness. Warmth is about being out there and open to people and ourselves. From Ron Kurtz.... "Warmth can be limited by too much self-interest or self-focus. Wakefulness is about pace. It's hard to be wakeful when you're reactive. If you have to shut out everything else because because you have certain goals you're trying to get to and you're moving at a pace that doesn't leave room to stop, feel, connect with yourself and others, maybe kneel down and look a child in the eye, then you're not awake."
You also might be more prone to hurt yourself and others.
This day is suitable for beginners or experienced meditators. There will be guided meditations, Q & A explorations around warmth and pace.