Level II programs offer advanced exploration of meditation and study for practitioners with three or more years experience with a committed regular practice. Eligibility depends on a variety of factors with the following as guidelines:
If you have questions regarding eligibility and whether these are the right programs for you, please contact us.
Abiding in the Stillness, Silence, and Spaciousness of Awareness
Two Registration Options: Live Classroom or Audio via the Internet
September 22 - November 24
10 Tuesday evenings 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The practice of meditation shows us there is no experience to be having other than the one we are having right now. We can give up seeking and struggling, and allow ourselves to feel the relief of just letting be, letting go into the continuous experience of Now. When we do, thoughts slow down and we discover more space in our mind. The usually unnoticed background of stillness, silence, and spaciousness begins to come into the foreground of our heightened awareness. The wisdom sayings “there’s nothing to get” and “the peace you are seeking is already within you” start to make sense. The way forward is learning to abide in the stillness, silence, and spaciousness of awareness.
And what is it that abides? What is this spacious awareness? The answer to this inquiry is where true, lasting, inner peace and happiness can be found.
To get the most out of this learning experience, class participants are strongly encouraged to attend the companion retreat described below. Take advantage of our combined registration discount when you sign up for both.
Instructor: Scott McBride
Audio recordings for the Level 2 class will be posted here.
Abiding in Clear Awareness
A Day-Long Retreat with Scott McBride
Sunday November 8
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
This day-long retreat is an opportunity to practice abiding in stillness, silence and spaciousness – and to explore in a direct way the inquiry into the mind’s nature. The retreat setting allows for discoveries in ways that are not possible in daily meditation or weekly classes.
Members of the weekly course and internet-only participants are strongly encouraged to attend. This retreat is also open to anyone with previous experience resting in the nature of awareness itself by instructor permission. Please contact us prior to registering if you would like to attend.
The day will include teaching, silent meditation, inquiry practice, and time for sharing and discussion with others in the group.
Refreshments are provided. Please feel free to bring a water bottle, personal meditation cushions – and optional brown bag lunch. There will be an hour break if you choose to go out for lunch.
Instructor: Scott McBride
Location: Verge Yoga, 250 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087