Mindfulness Meditation is a 2,500-year-old Buddhist practice that is increasingly relevant for the crazy and stressful time in which we live. Meditation is a means of stepping aside from this ongoing life drama for a few minutes each day to calm down, clear your mind, and gain a better perspective on things. You return to your daily life feeling refreshed, restored, and a little wiser.
In each one-hour class, visiting instructor and life coach, Kerry Alan Rasp, will offer basic instructions in mindfulness meditation, lead a guided meditation, share simple techniques to calm the monkey mind, and allow time for discussion.
Thursdays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 11, 18, Nov. 1, 8, 15 (no class on October 25).
FEES: $80 five-week subscription; $75 WAC member subscription; $18 walk-ins (please complete registration first class only)
Instructor: Kerry Alan Rasp is a meditation instructor, MBSR facilitator and life coach. He completed his training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Jon Kabat-Zinn at the UMass Medical Center in 2000 and at Coach U in 2001. Kerry has been practicing meditation, primarily in the Theravada tradition for over 12 years and his teachers include Joseph Goldstein, Christopher Titmuss, Jack Kornfield, Stephen Batchelor, Bikkhu Bodhi and Shinzen Young.
He is on staff at Summit Psychological Services, a psychotherapy practice in New Jersey, and teaches meditation at Montclair State University.