Teacher visit 2011 Caroline Jones

We have the pleasure of receiving Caroline Jones as a visiting teacher after the autumn retreat. This is a rare opportunity for our practitioners to meet a meditation teacher regularly during their everyday life. During the visit from November 1st to December 3rd Nirodha will organize the following events:

The program will be in English.

Tuesday night meditation at 6:30pm (1st – 29th November)

Caroline will guide the Tuesday night meditations in Sampo-center. The event starts 30 minutes later than usually at 6:30pm. The evening is open for everyone and free of charge, the participants can leave a donation for the teacher and the association.

Foundations course

The course takes place in Tieteiden talo (address Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki) on five consecutive Thursdays from November 3rd to December 1st from 6pm to 8pm. The course is recommended in particular for those of you who have not had the opportunity to participate in our retreats. Here is Caroline’s description of the course:

“This course will encourage us to recognise and strengthen our natural capacities for kindness and wisdom, so we can be with ourselves and others in ways that lessen suffering and bring happiness.  We will explore some of the Buddha’s core teachings and find out for ourselves how our practice can help us find steadiness, joy and freedom within the changing conditions of our lives.  Each evening will include periods of guided mindfulness or loving-kindness meditation, a talk, and time for questions. All are welcome, including beginners and those with some meditation experience. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all five evenings.”

The participation fee of 30 euros is used to cover the rent, in addition to this the participants are welcome to leave a donation for the teacher. Please confirm your participation by first paying the fee to Nirodha ry using a reference number 1119 and bank account 124830-213060 (IBAN FI60 1248 3000 2130 60) and then filling the subscription form. If you need to cancel your subscription please email nirodha.ry@gmail.com.

This course is full, it is no longer possible to sign up.

Personal interviews

Caroline offers the possibility to discuss your meditation practice related topics in private interviews. The events will be held on four Tuesdays from 8th to 29th of November in Sampo Center starting at 4pm and in Lintuvaara, Espoo on Saturday 19th of November. Please select 2-3 suitable times from the schedule and  send your wishes to nirodha.ilmo@gmail.com. We’ll confirm you reservation by email.

Local group gatherings

Caroline will guide local group gatherings on Sunday, Noveber 13th from 10am to 12pm in Jyväskylä and from 6pm to 8pm in Tampere. The events may have a small entry fee to cover the rental cost of the venue and the participants may leave a donation for the teacher. For more information please email gilaheimonen@gmail.com for Jyväskylä event and nirodha.tre@gmail.com for Tampere event.

Meditation days

Meditation days will be organised  on Saturdays November 5th and December 3rd in Sampo-center. The morning program is from 10:15am to 1:30pm consisting of the usual silent sitting and walking meditation periods. Caroline will lead the afternoon session starting at 2pm with a dharma talk and ending at 6pm. The participants are required to register by sending email to  nirodha.ry@gmail.com, please mention on which day(s) you wish to participate and use “meditaatiopäivä” as the subject of your message. The meditation day is free of charge, the participants are welcome to leave a donation for the teacher and the association.