On this course we will explore ways of connecting with the qualities of silence and stillness in meditation practice, as well as opening up to an experience of spacious awareness. These meditation methods support samadhi – the meditative calm and collectedness of mind. The course will offer a practical set of tools for the meditator to deepen their practice. This course is suitable for beginners, as well as for people with more experience.
The course will consist of guided meditations, teaching and Q & A.
There are also interview slots available before and after the course, if you would like support with your personal practice. If you would like a personal interview before the course, just send Juha an email.
Please note: This course is primarily intended for people who don’t speak Finnish and the places are limited. When registering please tick the box indicating which languages you speak, and the facilitator will prioritise non-finnish speakers. If there are spaces available closer to the course, these will be filled with Finnish speakers.
Time: 12:00-14:30 (doors open at 11:45, please be on time to start at 12:00)
Date: Saturday 13.05.2017
Location: Meditaatiokellari, Meritullinkatu 11B, Kruununhaka, Helsinki
Questions: Juha Penttilä, firstname.lastname@example.org and 0440887881.
Price: The course is offered on dana – the principle of generosity and giving freely. Participants can offer a donation at the end of the course to cover the practical costs of renting the space, as well as supporting the facilitator in their work.
About the facilitator
Juha Penttilä has been practicing meditation since 2002. He has spent time on retreats in Buddhist monasteries and retreat centers both in Asia as well as in Europe, and has spent over two years living and serving at Gaia House, a retreat center in the UK. In Finland he has been involved in founding Nirodha and the Green Buddha dharma group and is actively involved in teaching meditation and developing the practice community.