Basic Meditation Instruction: Sanity for Busy Bees. ~ Waylon Lewis video

Via on Jun 15, 2011

Here is something pre-coffee that we did one morning at Hotelephant for our friends at Wanderlust Festival:

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Event Announcement: Meditation Lecture with elephant editor Waylon Lewis.

Waylon is hosting a giveaway, announced at the end of the class, of a Prapatti meditation cushion to a lucky meditation attendee. Bring your questions! What are best books to read? Is reincarnation important to believe in? Does meditation make your mind clear? How much should I meditate each day? Are meditation retreats important? I can’t meditate, what now?

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This weekend elephant journal is among the sponsors at Hanuman Festival. Waylon Lewis, festival ambassador, is offering a free meditation lecture Friday, June 17th at 1:00 p.m. (only Hanuman Festival attendees are free).

A second generation American Buddhist, Waylon will lead an “incredibly long, boring and fruitful meditation session with instruction and discussion.”

The meditation focuses on waking us up to our fundamentally aok human nature and bringing us to the present, a practice that we can use in our hectic daily-lives.

Waylon and the elephant journal community are excited about Boulder’s first nationally-prominent mindfulness festival.

For more info, visit the Hanuman Festival website and take a look at Waylon’s recent interview re what to look forward to at Hanuman.

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14 Responses to “Basic Meditation Instruction: Sanity for Busy Bees. ~ Waylon Lewis video”

  1. Waylon, your instructions for meditation are both simple making it easy to understand and full of humor, such a great way to approach this beautiful practice! I will be placing sample Prapatti cushions for students to try out, as well as a free cushion give-a-way at the Hanuman Festival class this Friday! To those of you with a seated meditation practice please feel free to stop by the Prapatti booth for some free seated posture instruction and helpful advise with this insightful journey. I am happy to share my experience and how the Prapatti cushion came to be.

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  4. This was great but I think that one girl at the table was fooling around on Facebook as you were sharing. :)

    • elephantjournal says:

      Oh one friend was allowed to just keep working…she was on deadline for something, we discussed prior!

  5. Natalie says:

    Lovely! Just what I needed to ground after a MASSIVE work day.
    Nxx

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