3rd Saturday Meditation Workshop With Ray
Two Wings of the Practice
Part 1: Mindfulness, Awareness
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 PM
(Note: No Workshop on November 16th)
Vipassana meditation can be described as having two wings: Mindfulness and Compassion. Like a bird, you need two wings to fly. During this workshop, Ray will share with you practical tips that will help you Mindfulness or Awareness. We will do guided meditations, journaling, small-sharing groups, wisdom sharing and a final meditation.
More information will be coming shortly
We will deepen our understanding of the following topics:
- What is Vipassana Meditation?
- How can you cultivate mindfulness?
- How do you keep from getting lost in thought or distracted?
In the December workshop, we will continue exploring the Second Wing: Compassion or Loving Awareness
What To Bring
Please bring a journal and something to write with. All are welcome. Chairs and cushions are provided for your comfort, as well as hot tea and water.
Dec 21st: Two Wings of the Practice: Part 2 (Compassion or Loving Awareness)
Jan 18th, 2020: Body-Centered Awareness
Feb 15th, 2020: Working with Difficult Emotions: RAIN
About Ray Manyoky
Ray began his Vipassana meditation practice in 2015 as a way to alleviate his depression and anxiety. Ray currently teaches the Friday night Heart Practices Meditation Class at the Frederick Meditation Center, hosts the Frederick Dharma Book Club, is an IMCW Meditation Mentor, co-leads a Kalyana Metta group, and co-facilitates Jonathan Foust’s post-dharma talk Discussion Group. He regularly attends IMCW dharma talks and meditations led by Jonathan Foust, Tara Brach, and Adam Silcott. Ray will be a Mentor in the upcoming Year of Living Mindfully Program led by Jonathan Foust. Ray is an alumni of Jonathan Foust’s The Year of Living Mindfully. Ray has attended IMCW day long workshops taught by Tara, Jonathan, Hugh Byrne, Sharon Salzburg and Stan Eisenstein, and silent retreats at Bhavana Society, WV. Ray is inspired by dharma teachers: Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Bhante G, Josh Korda, and Oren Jay Sofer.
Ray is currently enrolled in the two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certified Program led by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.