Meditation & Chocolate for Creatives
2016-05-15 10:15 to 2016-06-12 17:00 (America/Vancouver)
A meditation course for creatives
No, not for normal people
My name is Michael Persimmon and as you can see, I teach meditation very differently from others.
I created this course because I want my creative friends to deepen their creativity and have the inner skills to cope with whatever else life throws at them.
And not just survive, but thrive in ways that they didn't know they were missing.
Why do we have thoughts?; how do I get out of their spin?; what do the thoughts mean?; why do some people get depressed and others don't?; is there a "one mind we all share", and if so, how do I tap into it? And have it benefit my life?
This is a sample of what I want to cover with you, which is why I created a four day course.
Better than YouTube
As it turns out, learning to meditate is not something that can be taught in two hours nor learned from a YouTube video--the landscape of the mind, emotions and consciousness is too nuanced to cover in one afternoon.
Like truly learning anything, it requires one-on-one training.
Personally, I think it'll be worth it just so you can see how the mind-body connection works and how to recover from emotional blow-ups in 15 minutes.
“But what is it?” you ask
This “Meditation & Chocolate Course” is a four Sunday workshop focusing on the inner needs of creative professionals.
You will sit comfortably in chairs and learn a set of techniques that charm the mind at ever-deeper levels, with many side-benefits (better sleep anyone?)
The techniques are mechanical in nature, they require no belief, and they are not one-size-fits-all.
The course’s emphasis is on giving you a complete understanding of the in’s and out’s of the mind-body connection in a jargon-free way so that you will feel confident about meditating on your own; and giving you a tangible inner experience that becomes essential.
The course feels more like an extended conversation rather than a lecture, and the time just flies by. Really, people can't believe at how fast the time goes--it's a delight.
If you’ve tried and failed before, you’ll finally understand why it couldn't "take" and that it wasn't your fault. (Really.)
Finally, it's taught with integrity by a retired monk who would rather share with you all that he's learned, without oddness, floatiness, nor hooks.
What about these exotic dark chocolates?
I'm passionate about food and I love to be creative with it. So they're teaching aids, though you’ll have to see for yourself how they fit in...
Yes, you can do it!
Anyone can meditate, if it's presented smartly and sustainably.
So even if you've tried and failed at meditation before, try a completely different way and prepare to be pleasantly surprised :)
And since it's by donation, what is there to lose, except your stress?
Starting Sunday, May 15th, 2016
Four Sundays: May 15th, 22nd, 29th, (skip a week), June 12th, from 10:15 - 5:00
you must be able to commit to all dates;
the course is specially designed as a progression of learning, experience & feedback;
if you cannot commit, we can inform you of a future course
Creative Coworkers, Railtown
Space is limited to 12
Dog friendly. Comfy chairs. Yes, you can invite your friends too.
Affordably by donation to the instructor at end of course, plus
$20 one-time venue fee for Creative Coworker members; or
$45 one-time venue fee for non-CC members
Get your one-time cash/cheque fee to Dee at Creative Coworkers, or
....fill out the form above