Are you feeling overwhelmed by endless demands?
Do you need time and space to remember your true intentions?
Do you want to create a healthy relationship with yourself,
experience less anxiety, and find inner peace and clarity?
Meditation is an ancient medicine with proven health benefits. Recommended for the management of stress, anxiety, addiction, and the chronic diseases that they cause,
meditation enables you to become more self-aware, more focused in the present, and better able to manage your emotions.
How does it work?
In the rush of today's world, many of us are trying to find the pause button. You can see how your focused intentions dissolve into endless distractions, undermined by a nagging sense of self-doubt, disillusion, and anxiety about life. And you’re looking for a time-out to ground yourself, and touch-base with your heart’s deepest desires.
Meditation is a powerful tool for people who want to get to the bottom of their chronic discontent, connect with their life's purpose, and experience true serenity. It shines light into your heart, mind, and body, and helps you feel focused, energized, grounded, and alive. It offers direct relief for anxiety, distraction, self-doubt, disillusion, and depression.
Insight Meditation, also known as Vipassanna or Mindfullness, is a technique for learning to direct and focus your attention. Taught by the Buddha over 2,500 years ago, this practice enables you to observe your thoughts, instead of being absorbed by them. The instructions are simply to notice the sensation of your body breathing, which interrupts the trance of chronic thinking and replaces it with present moment awareness.
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this practice. It can be frustrating, uncomfortable, and humbling, and requires discipline and patience. Miles will ease you into this practice gently by breaking down the process into simple, practical steps. And he will encourage you with talks that enable you to apply this ancient medicine to your life now.
While meditation is simple enough to learn on your own, most people realize a need for more support to maintain a regular practice. Miles offers silent, intensive retreats from 2-7 days in length, as well as personal coaching for dedicated students. Sitting for days with a group of people and the guidance of an experienced teacher enables you to pass through thresholds of resistance and deepen your mediation. This in turn makes daily practice more enjoyable and productive.
Miles has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976 and taught since 1999. His teaching emphasizes present-moment awareness rather than formal Buddhist doctrine or theory. He will teach you practical tools for developing your own insight and seeing truth directly for yourself.