Time & Location
Jul 20, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Glenside, 1 S Easton Rd, Glenside, PA 19038, USA
About the event
Join teacher & scholar Dan Appel for a unique evening of meditation & dialogue. Whether you are new to meditation or are a long time meditator, this interactive presentation will demystify the subtleties and unlock the door to deep, fulfilling meditation and a feeling of mindfulness that can be carried with ease in day to day life.
The greatest misconception about meditation is that the mind must be totally clear to be doing it right. So often I hear people say "I can't meditate because I can't clear my mind".
Well, what if I told you that the arising of thoughts, feelings, and experiences are all part of the process? Instead of pushing away or grasping to pleasant and unpleasant feelings within, we can simply practice letting these streams of information flow, being aware of how we feel and giving ourselves space and freedom to experience things as they are. The things that arise in the mind during meditation are like the fertile soil that we can cultivate to grow the fruits of the practice.
We have all heard of the mental health benefits of meditation, and have maybe even dipped our feet in the waters of practice. It can be challenging to explore the vast world and subtle concepts alone. Coming together with a teacher and a community, even just once, can profoundly unlock the doors to the path of meditation in day to day life.
Dan Appel is an Abington native & graduate of Temple University and the Won Institute of Graduate Studies right here in Glenside. He facilitates the meditation program and supports the clinical team at Sacred & Free Psychotherapy and Wellness Services in Collegeville, PA. Dan also works on the management team at The Royal and is passionate about the crossroads between meditation tradition, community mental health, and creative arts.
"The mind is like water. Even if there are a lot of ripples and waves on the surface, it will always return to stillness and clarity just by letting it be as it is. If we jump into the lake and try to forcr the surface to be smooth, we only create more waves. If we step back and simply watch, the surface moves towards stillness without effort."
July 21st! Doors open at 6:30pm for a free/donation based community event at The Royal. Suggested donation: $10
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