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Why do a meditation challenge?
Many say that meditation is the most effective way to change your experience of anxiety. It provides a way to shift out of survival mode and into thriving. To move out of a constrictive, defensive stance, and into a more expansive and proactive approach.
How is that possible? Your mind is the part of you that perceives threats and problems. Meditation is a simple and gentle way of working with your mind – softening it and strengthening it, so you have a wider, more resourceful perspective for dealing with the challenges of life.
Research has shown you can establish a new habit in 21 days. Participating in a 30-day challenge is a highly inspiring way to establish a new habit of meditating. This can help you create a baseline for living your life with more resourcefulness, flexibility and ease.
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Western culture typically de-values self-love while promoting a crazy over-stretching work ethic. In fact, in many ways we are taught that we are being selfish or self-centered if we take care of ourselves.
This has led to a culture of people who feel stretched, pressured, run down, and stressed. Many people turn to outside sources of comfort, such as over eating, drinking alcohol, smoking, and watching too much TV. We are trying to feed a basic human need for love, warmth and kindness with these external “comforts”, but they don’t meet the underlying need for self-connection, self-commitment, and basic kindness towards ourself.
It is a powerful decision when we choose to love ourself. It is about changing our allegiance, and that change will have a rippling effect through all areas of our life – our relationships at home and at work, our health, and our financial stability.
Loving ourself is not about being selfish. It is about caring for home base so that we can be more generous with others – more loving and more giving towards others.
This program will help you experience greater Loving Kindness – for yourself and for others. As a community, we will explore what leaders in the field suggest and how we can experience Loving Kindness personally.
Highlights of the Program
- Connect with a community of people like you – who are ready to bring more balance into their life
- Meditate in circle with elders
- Structure and support to meditate 5 minutes a day for 30 days
- Daily reminders for how to have loving kindness for yourself and others
- Get access to a proven program to learn how to meditate
- A motivating experience to inspire you to be accountable to yourself so you can make an authentic change
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The Challenge Facilitator
Andrea M. Winn, MEd, Dream Whisperer Transformative Life Coach, (Toronto, ON) was brought up in a Tibetan Buddhist community and has been meditating for over 40 years. She began practicing Vajrayana preliminary meditation practices in 1985, and has been practicing full Vajrayana meditation since 2001. She has led four Meditation Challenges in the past, making this one her fifth.
Andrea has a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology and joins this with her foundation of meditative discipline in her work as a Transformative Life Coach. She excels at helping people (1) define clear well-being goals and (2) take a direct embodied route to achieving them. She offers the transformative and empowering gifts of this unique approach to people around the world through individual coaching, downloadable meditations and on-line community connection. Learn more about Andrea[/features_box_paper_white]
Our Circle of Elders
Our community will be supported by myself and three women elders. Pat, Harriet and Barbara come with a variety of approaches to meditation and other background experience. They will be meditating with us and participating in our Private Community Discussion Forum.
Pat Kerr (Vankleek Hill, ON Canada) began studying Zen in 1970 and has been practicing since then. She renewed her connection to a Zen teacher (Albert Low) in the mid 1990’s and began to attend sesshin (7-day silent meditation retreats) about 3 times per year for over 15 years. This is still her practice.
Pat has been a certified leader of Dances of Universal Peace since 2011. She has been studying Non-Violent Communication since 2007, and she has shared with groups and individuals for about 4 years, although not as an official NVC certified trainer.
Harriet Ross (Toronto, ON) is a Yoga Therapist and Awakening Coach. She first began meditating 29 years ago but then, for many years, let it fall away. She began again to seriously study and practise Yoga and meditation in 2001.
While she no longer has as formal a practice of sitting daily in meditation, she does have a practice of moving through each day with attention and awareness. Her daily practice consists of consciously spending time in the various aspects of being: physical, energetic, thoughts and emotions, of examining attachments and aversions, practising presence in her interactions with others and in Yoga with “true nature.”
Barbara Winn (Tatamagouche, NS) has practiced meditation daily for 40 years. She has been an authorized meditation instructor for 20 years. Her training includes two three-month group retreats training in meditation and philosophy of meditation (Vajradhatu Seminary). She has completed the traditional Tibetan Buddhist three-year retreat. She has led many classes on meditation philosophy and technique, and is currently leading three such classes.
Complementing her extensive meditation background, Barbara has practiced as a clinical psychologist for 25 years. She has provided supervision for beginning psychologists.
Barbara is my mother, and I’m so glad she can join us for this program!
- Once you register, you will receive your Personal Welcome Email and the Program Orientation Email
- The challenge begins Sunday November 1st and completes Monday November 30th
- You are invited to participate in a Community Daily Meditation Log
- You get to be part of a Private Community Discussion Forum. This is a place to engage with others in the journey! Ask me, the women elders, and other community members your questions about meditation, give and receive community support for the ups and downs, and get support to change old habits and create more balance and peace in your approach to life
- I will post a meditation and loving kindness quote from leaders in the field every day to stir your imagination, inspire dialog, and empower you to integrate loving kindness into the fabric of your life
- When you register for the 30-Day Challenge, you also get access to The Easy 7-Day Kick Start Your Meditation Program for only $15 (That’s 70% off the regular price of this foundational program) Kick Start is a simple program that guides you through the fundamentals to begin a full meditation practice. You can read more about this proven program here: The Easy 7-Day Kick Start Your Meditation Program
Register for the 30-Day Meditation Challenge for $47
When you register you have the option to purchase
The Easy 7-Day Kick Start Your Meditation Program
for only $15 (regularly $47)
Do you have any questions?
Let me know what you need to make a grounded decision.