In the hectic humdrum of our everyday lives, it’s challenging to find time for ourselves, sit in stillness, and simply be.
The 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 Institute communities, and has been holding meditation in the Sanctuary on the first Tuesday of every month for over six years.