7:30 pm Friday September 14, 2012
Title: Becoming More Powerful Through Meditation
Sarah McLean, Hay House author of Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation, inspires and guides you on a journey to discover the source of your attention and find out how training your attention can be essential to becoming more powerful and living a soul-centered life.
What if the quality of your attention equaled the quality of your personal power? Sarah believes it’s so. She’ll show you how to take charge of your own attention and help you to glimpse the source of your attention. Discover how you can train your attention in three ways: being more aware of how and what you focus on; keeping your attention to the present moment; and becoming more self-aware. Sarah insists that what you pay attention to is what you will find in your life.
First, she’ll have you look at how you focus your attention—how well you do it, and what you focus on and attend to. Through experiential exercises, including meditation and mindfulness practices, you’ll learn how and why meditation enhances your ability to focus, and how to choose what to focus on.
Second, you’ll discover your default thinking patterns. What are most of your thoughts about? What is your focus: the past? the future? Discover why it’s essential to keep your attention in the present moment and on what’s really happening now. Learn ways to bring your awareness back to the here and now.
Third, find out how meditation can increase an inward-bound focus that will enhance your self-awareness, intuition, listening skills, honesty and sincerity. Learn how to live a life of integrity, in real time. Learn to choose what you pay attention to, and discover the keys to living a soul-centered life.
8:30 – 10 am Saturday September 15, 2012
Title: Meditation for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime
Location: Green Ridge
Discover the keys to becoming more self-aware, more intuitive, and more compassionate through meditation. In this experiential workshop, Sarah McLean shares time-tested meditative practices and the latest scientific findings surrounding meditation. Learn to meditate and find out how meditation deepens your self-awareness.
Learn the three requirements for a meditation practice:
- Discover how to manage the ever-busy mind and to focus attention to make lasting changes in outlook
- Find out why a daily meditation practice is essential for lasting transformation and changing the neuronal pathways of the brain
- Integrate the five essentials of meditation into your meditation practice
Find out how you can become more soul-centered and experience ease and joy, regardless of circumstances.
Sarah’s unique style and expansive background lead participants on a path to a confident meditation practice and to discovering their authentic self. Through meditation exercises, using a variety of modalities, participants will discover how to maintain their connection to their center point of peace, equanimity and joy, while becoming the master of their own attention.
Sarah McLean, best-selling author of Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation (Hay House 2012), is an inspiring, contemporary meditation teacher who makes meditation accessible to everyone. She’s lived and studied in a Zen Buddhist monastery, meditated in ashrams and temples throughout India and the Far East, spent time in an Afghan refugee camp, bicycled the Silk Route from Pakistan to China, trekked the Grand Canyon and the Golden Triangle, and taught English to Tibetan Buddhist Nuns in Dharamsala.
Sarah was the founding program director of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing and now directs the McLean Meditation Institute™ for transformational meditation training in Sedona, Arizona. Her programs include meditation classes, self-discovery retreats, and teacher certification programs. She’s been featured in The New York Times and taught meditation on morning shows, including Fox Health News. Deepak Chopra recommends her work saying it’s “entertaining, informative, and inspiring for even the most experienced meditator.” Listen to her online on Hay House Radio or download her free meditations at www.McLeanMeditation.com.
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