This course is intended to introduce a Tibetan school of meditation, Shamatha or Peaceful Abiding Meditation, and to open students into a transformative relationship with their own minds, one that brings deepened personal peacefulness and effectiveness in their lives while opening deeper capacities for wisdom and compassion. This course will contain lecture, discussion and meditation practice. The course will be built around the text Turning the Mind into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham. Required text: Turning the Mind Into an Ally, Sakyong Mipham, ISBN: 1-57322-206-2. Cost: $14.04.
Bill Walz (firstname.lastname@example.org) has evolved from a career as a clinical psychologist into teaching meditation and evolving consciousness as a path to personal healing and growth. He taught meditation and consciousness at UNC Asheville, in public forums, and with a private clientele. He also writes a consciousness column.