With Howard Aposhyan
December 3, 2019
In the hectic humdrum of our everyday lives, it’s challenging to find time for ourselves, sit in stillness, and simply be.
The Whidbey Institute offers an ongoing opportunity to slow down, be with our breath and find greater peace and acceptance through the gift of meditation. Every month, from 7 to 8:30 pm on the first Tuesday of the month, join Howard Aposhyan and other members of the community in the sacred space of our Sanctuary for a time of Shamatha (“calm-abiding”) and Vipassana (“insight”) meditation practice.
Shamatha (“calm-abiding”) meditation is a tool for calming and stilling our highly active minds, clearing them of our everyday concerns and worries so that the way can be paved for new insights.
Vipassana (“insight”) meditation brings you into deep awareness of the world around you and the impermanence of all that exists.
Howard Aposhyan is a clinical psychologist and member of both the island and Whidbey Institute communities, and has been holding meditation in the Sanctuary on the first Tuesday of every month since 2005.
Howard Aposhyan began meditating while in graduate school in Colorado in the 1980s. Later on, while earning his Ph.D. in Oregon, Howard began studying Morita therapy, a Zen-inspired form of psychotherapy which integrates mindfulness meditation practice with mental health counseling. On finishing his graduate studies, Howard moved back to Boulder and to Naropa, this time as faculty member, where he began teaching psychology and meditation. There, he met Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, who directed a Sangha in Boulder and with whom Howard began a student-teacher relationship. Since 2005, Howard has offered free public meditation in the Sanctuary at the Whidbey Institute on…
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