This series will offer contemplative and meditations practices for those who are looking to deepen their spiritual practice. We will be learning to cultivate skillful intentions and actions of generosity, truthfulness and equanimity. These qualities when developed lead to contentment, peace and happiness.
Each session will include guided meditations, instructive talks, group discussion, interactive mindfulness activities and written homework suggestions.
The June 3rd session will focus on Equanimity: Even-minded Acceptance.
Mind without equanimity is constantly trying to get to the pleasant and the exciting and move away from or block everything it perceives as unpleasant. When even-minded acceptance spreads over the mind, there is no need to struggle. We can deeply rest in the knowing, ‘I can be with this’.
Led by Janka Livoncova, LMT, E-RYT500 is registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance and licensed massage therapist. She has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2004. In 2007, Janka began studying meditation and mindfulness with Daeja Napier and with Thanissara and Kittisaro in 2010. She is currently enrolled in the 2 year Community Dharma Leader Training Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. Janka is also a student in the Body-Mind Centering® Somatic Movement Education program at Kinetic Learning Center in Durham, NC. She has completed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine, professional training program under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santorelli, and has been leading 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses at the Center for Mindful Living since January 2013. Janka maintains a daily meditation practice and regularly attends meditation retreats.