Meditation 101 (Tuesday Nights)

Due to COVID-19, we are streaming classes for the time being. No onsite classes are being held.  Look below for instructions on how to join.

This class will be cancelled on Tuesday October 27th due to International Fall Festival, which is the Blessing Empowerment of Medicine Buddha.

Tuesdays from 7:00pm – 8:00 pm

With Buddhist teacher Ethan Lechner

Cost:  $8 (free with with a Basic Membership).

Payment is separate from registration, please see below for details on how to register.

For our Zoom classes, you can pay through our Donation Page.

This class is an introduction to meditation & is perfect for absolute beginners to meditation.  It is also for experienced meditators who want to learn more and improve their concentration.

Meditation is training the mind to be peaceful regardless of what happens.  We teach a variety of meditation objects, so you build a collection of tools for keeping your mind peaceful.  We explain why meditation works, teach you how to meditate, and lead you through guided meditations. Walk-ins are welcome, at any level of experience.  Questions are encouraged.  Wear clothes for sitting comfortably.


Registration:

For security reasons, we are asking for people to register with name and email for classes in Zoom.  Please click here to register for Meditation 101.

Once your registration is approved, you will be sent a link to join in email.

Payment is separate, please see below.

If you register for any weekday class, you will be registered for that date as well as future occurrences.

Please register at least an hour before the first time you attend this class. If you register within an hour before the class, we may not see the registration to approve it, and you may not be able to attend.

If you previously registered for a class and lost your registration, we are happy to re-send registrations for any given weekly class. You can either re-register for the weekly class or you can contact us at meditationinchapelhill@gmail.com and we can re-send you the link.

Joining:

Once you are registered for the class series, you can join one of two ways:

    1. Keep the copy of the confirmation email and join from the link that says “Click Here to Join”
    2. Log in to your Zoom account with your registered email and join manually with the Meeting ID from the confirmation email. 

Zoom is also requiring us to have people in the a Waiting Room initially. But we’ll admit you from the Waiting Room as fast as we can when you join.

You will need to download Zoom and install.  You want the Zoom Client for Meetings (top link).

Please check and make sure your Zoom client is up to date before joining. Beginning May 30, 2020, all Zoom clients must be on 5.0+ in order to join any meeting, as GCM Encryption will be fully enabled for all Zoom meetings. 

Payment:

      • If you have a Monthly Membership with Kosala, this class is free to attend.
      • If you don’t have a Monthly Membership with Kosala, we are asking for people to please pay the usual class cost, which is $10. 
        • We know that these are hard financial times for some people, so if you can’t pay the full amount, please pay what you can.
      • You can pay through the PayPal link on our Make a Donation page

We will open up the Zoom meeting about 15 to 20 minutes ahead of time  .

You can unmute yourself to ask questions, but please keep Zoom muted generally to keep out background noise. Or you can type questions in to the chat window if you prefer.

Drop in anytime, everyone is welcome.
Questions?  Please email us at meditationinchapelhill@gmail.com.