Instructor: Emily Carpenter

Date & Time: 

Introductory Classes: Wednesday, January 9th, 16th & 23rd | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Ongoing Classes: Wednesday, February 13th & 27th & Wednesday, March 13th & 27th | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Class Description: This three-week introductory series will explore the fundamentals of insight meditation practice.

Over the course of the three weeks, we’ll talk about the four establishments of mindfulness, including mindfulness to the body, moods, and emotions, as well as other aspects of our experience. The orientation to the class will be on exploring our experience with kindness and compassion.

Support will be given around establishing a regular formal meditation practice and we’ll also talk a lot about mindfulness practice in daily life. At the end of the class, I’ll provide resources for further study and practice.

The class will meet on three consecutive Wednesday evenings in January and will be a helpful introduction for anyone interested in joining the bi-weekly insight meditation group that will be starting at All and One in February. The class is offered on a donation basis with a suggested donation is $30. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.

All are warmly welcome to attend.

This biweekly insight (vipassana) meditation group is open to beginning and experienced meditators alike. Each group meeting will begin with a period of guided sitting and walking meditation, followed by a short reflection on the meditation teachings, and a time for discussion.

All are warmly welcome to attend. The intention is for the group to be a safe space that is inclusive and welcoming of people of diverse identities, including those of all races, ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities, classes, religions, abilities, and ages.

The group will be offered on a donation basis.

Cost: Donations gladly accepted! The class is offered on a donation basis with a suggested donation is $30. ~ RSVP Required

Instructor Bio: Emily Carpenter has been practicing insight meditation since 1998. She was on staff at the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts from 2009-2012 and now spends monthlong periods on silent retreat there each year. She has studied with Joseph Goldstein, Kamala Masters, and others, and is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader program (CDL5) through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. She is also a former meditation coach with the 10% Happier meditation app. Emily lives in the Concordia neighborhood of Portland and most weekends, you’ll find her out hiking in the mountains somewhere.