Looking for Meditation Students

There are so many books, tapes, teachers and approaches to meditation that it’s hard to know where to begin.  Insight meditation was developed by the Buddha over 2500 years ago with the goal of helping people find increasing happiness by overcoming the things they do to create their suffering.  It can be practised formally while sitting, or less formally while doing many of the tasks of daily living.  Practised with consistency, it can help people live calmer lives and grow in wisdom and compassion.  For people in recovery, insight meditation can assist with the reduction of the effects of character defects and with the making of choices that move them towards contented emotional sobriety.

 I’ve been a practicing insight meditator for over 20 years and am now taking on students who are interested in the consistent application of meditation to their lives.  Initially, I will be meeting with people on a one-to-one basis until there are enough of us to set up regular meetings.  My teaching will typically include comments on application to recovery from alcoholism or addiction.  However, I am not limiting my work to people who are recovering. 

 I will not be affiliating this work with any particular organization or fellowship.  There will be no fixed fees for the teaching; however, financial contributions are welcome.  I reside in Waterloo, Ontario.  My inclination is to take on students from the area.  However, I am open to working with people farther away by telephone or Internet.

If you are interested in learning more about insight meditation and the possibility of your taking on the practice yourself, please contact me at e2jasonsmith@gmail.com.  I will work with you to arrange a meeting to help you see if what I am offering is a good fit to where you are today.

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