GOM: Meditation for Clarity and Serenity

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm Eastern Time, April 13 – June 8, 2017

GOM, or concentrated meditation, helps to develop clarity, serenity and a deeper understanding of the world we live in.

Based on Gelek Rimpoche’s transcript, GOM: A Course in Meditation, the sessions will alternate weekly between 4 discussion/practice sessions done individually at-home or as a group onsite at participating Jewel Heart centers AND 4 online via Webinar sessions presented by Jewel Heart Instructors Amy Hertz and Supa Corner.

Online via Webinar sessions are: April 20, May 4, 18, June 1, 8. Onsite sessions are: April 13, 27, May 11, 25.

Participating Jewel Heart locations will gather onsite for online and onsite sessions. Please check with your local Jewel Heart group for local participation details.

The 4 webinar sessions provide participants with the complete GOM course. Onsite sessions provide for exploration of the GOM transcript with further group discussion and group meditation practice time.

Registrants can use their personal login to review webinar session recordings at their convenience via a dedicated GOM webpage in the digital dharma section of this website. 

Sliding Scale: $20 - $40

Click here to register. Registration remains open throughout the series.

For questions about the course, please contact registration@jewelheart.org.

GOM: MEDITATION FOR CLARITY AND SERENITY COURSE SCHEDULE

April 13, 7:00–8:30 pm – Onsite Session
Suggested Reading: GOM transcript – Chapters 1 and 2
Suggested Session: First hour - Brief presentation and discussion of suggested reading. Followed by setting meditation seat and posture and three to 5 minute meditations on the breath.

April 20, 7:00–8:30 pm – Webinar Session
Introduction. Brief overview - suitable environment, sitting posture, introduction of object and how to focus. Includes guided exercises and brief Q & A.

April 27, 7:00–8:30 pm – Onsite Session
Suggested Reading: GOM transcript – Chapters 3 and 4
Suggested Session: Brief presentation and discussion of suggested reading and previous experience for 45 minutes. Followed by four or more 5 to 10 minute meditations on the breath or other chosen object.

May 4, 7:00–8:30 pm – Webinar Session
Review of last webinar session. Presentation of 5 obstacles and 8 remedies. Includes guided exercises and brief Q & A.

May 11, 7:00–8:30 pm – Onsite Session

Suggested Reading: GOM transcript – Chapter 5
Suggested Session: Brief presentation and discussion of suggested reading and previous experience for 30 – 45 minutes. Followed by four or more 5 to 10 minutes meditation sessions.

May 18, 7:00–8:30 pm – Webinar Session
Review of last webinar session. Presentation of 9 stages with Meditator's Journey handout (PowerPoint). Includes guided exercises and brief Q & A.

May 25, 7:00–8:30 pm – Onsite Session
Suggested Reading: GOM transcript – Chapter 6
Suggested Session: Brief presentation followed by discussion for 30 minutes total, followed by at least four 10 minute meditation sessions.

June 1, 7:00–8:30 pm – Webinar Session

Review of last webinar session. Complete presentation of 9 stages along with 4 attentions and 6 powers. Present "Meditator's Journey” and 9 stages system in context with 5 obstacles and 8 remedies. Includes guided exercises and brief Q & A.

June 8, 7:00–8:30 pm – Webinar Session

Concluding session with live webinar presentation from Ann Arbor and New York.


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