Classes

Insight Meditation Introduction with Joan Staubach

Clermont Co. Public Library – Miami Township Branch

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m.
Meditation is used to calm the mind, reduce stress, and increase peace of mind. Insight meditation takes this further to know the mind, and free it from the causes of unsatisfactoriness, stress, and suffering, thereby increasing happiness. In this introduction, we will explore meditation as a daily practice, its benefits, and what “Insight” means in Insight Meditation. Ages 12 to adult can RSVP online at clermontlibrary.org or call the library to reserve space in class.  Click Here to sign up.
Part 4 of the Miami Township Library’s 4-Part Mind/Body Wellness Series.

 


Insight Meditation Programs

Eight-month programs for practitioners of the Dharma – October 2018 to May 2019

For anyone wanting to go deeper in their spiritual practice,
for those wanting the support to deepen and maintain their practice,
for beginners and those already practicing who are committed to this path,
these programs are being offered.

These programs require a commitment of daily practice and attendance at monthly gatherings.  There will be assignments to do between sessions, suggested reading and writing, and contemplations. You will receive periodic emails with reminders and encouragement.  Spreading out the teachings over 8 months will help them stick more than a basic 6 week course.  The longer days also offer time for contemplation, meditation, and group discussion and support.

Basic Insight Meditation Course

For those new to the Dharma, and for those who want to renew, continue, and deepen in the basic teachings of the Buddha, this course is offered.  Teachings include meditation instructions, a short history of Buddhism and why practice, basic teachings such as The Four Noble Truths which includes the Noble Eightfold Path, the three characteristics, the four Brahma Viharas. We will discuss living with intention, what is generosity, causality, insights, and one’s true nature. (Class size limited to 20 students.)

Second Saturday of the Month:  October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11
Requirements: None except the commitment to practice and attend each session.

Continuing Insight Meditation Course

For those already familiar with the basic teachings, who wish to continue, and deepen in their practice, this course is offered.  This course will go deeper into the teachings of the Buddha and include teachings from other spiritual masters such as Nisargardatta, Sri Ramana Maharshi, Eckhart Tolle, and Krishnamurti.  The teachings of other masters are offered to deepen our understanding from various perspectives. (Class size limited to 16 students.)

First Saturday of the Month:  October 6, November 3, December 1, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, and May 4
Requirements: Must have been in one of Joan’s previous courses in the past 2 years, OR with permission. Send an application email  with your current practice and previous experience in Buddhism.

For either program: 

Time:        10 AM – 3 PM
Location: Buddhist Dharma Center of Cincinnati, on Moline Ct. off Hamilton Ave. in Northside.
Lunch:      Students provide the group vegetarian lunch.  You will be asked to sign up at least once to bring a soup, salad, bread or desert.
Cost:         $50 which covers rental of the monthly space only.   Each gathering will have a basket where you may give Dana to Joan.  Please bring a check for the $50 to the first session made out to Cincinnati Dharma Center.  Don’t let finances stop you from signing up.  Scholarships are available to cover the cost.

Click Here to open a PDF flier with instructions for registering for a course.

Joan Staubach is an active member and past president of Tri-State Dharma. She is an experienced practitioner of Insight Meditation. She has been practicing since 1999. She has taught and co-taught the New Year’s Retreat for over 10 years, led daylong retreats, and taught numerous Insight Meditation classes. She has taken training retreats with Matthew Flickstein on Sharing the Dharma. You can contact Joan at joanstaubach@gmail.com or by calling 513.205.0700.


We have 3 teachers that are willing to teach. We are available for individual instruction or if you have a group of friends who are interested, we can setup a class.

Candace Strange is an active member and past president of Tri-State Dharma. She teaches meditation to groups and to individual students. Candace completed a two year intensive training program in mindfulness and meditation, a year-long non-duality course with Matthew Flickstein of the Forest Way and is enrolled in the Basic Mindfulness Facilitator Training taught by Shinzen Young. Candace is currently enrolled in teacher training with Upasaka Culadasa (John Yates). You can contact Candace at 513.477.4535 or at candace.strange@outlook.com

Joan Staubach is an active member and past president of Tri-State Dharma. She is an experienced practitioner of Insight Meditation. She has been on over 30 week-long or longer residential retreats. She has taught and co-taught the New Years Retreat for many years, led daylong retreats, and taught numerous Insight Meditation classes. She has taken training retreats with Matthew Flickstein on Sharing the Dharma. You can contact Joan by email or by calling 513.205.0700.

Wendy Eisner has been practicing insight (Vipassana) meditation since 2002. She is an active member and corresponding secretary of Tri-State Dharma and co-founder and co-teacher (with Mary Ellen Landolina) of Tri-State’s Northern Kentucky meditation group. In 2017, she completed the Community Dharma Leaders program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, a two-year training program for teachers in the Buddhist Theravada tradition. She has taken Matthew Flickstein’s Vipassana meditation teacher training course. Contact Wendy at her website: wendyeisner.com.