Houston Jung Center
5200 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
Call 713 524 8253 to register
Meditation, Mindfulness, and the Craving Mind
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 10:00am-2:00pm
Habits drive our behaviors and can be our best friends or our worst enemies. Some of us can be addicted to our smart phones, emails, Facebook feeds, TV, shopping and even some self-destructive habits such as smoking, drugs, overeating and alcohol.
In this class, we will explore the physiology and psychology of addiction as described in Judson Brewer’s book, “The Craving Mind”. Judson Brewer developed a smoking cessation program that was more effective than the previous gold standard treatments..
We will cover the Buddhist concept of dependent origination. One could see this as an early description of the addiction process and the wisdom in the four noble truths as an antidote. We will do guided meditations that help us cultivate the awareness and mental discipline needed to free ourselves from our habitual patterns. Our lunch will be a chance to practice one of the skills of mindfulness.
West University Seniors Center
6104 Auden Street
Call 713-662-5895 to register
You DO NOT have to live in West U or be a senior to attend.
Cultivating Resilience Through Meditation
Thursdays – Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2020
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Resilience is the capability to recover quickly from difficult challenges. The class will cover the following topics:
Why and how meditation can help
Wisdom – Letting go
Emotional Intelligence – Compassion
The cost of the 4 week class is $33
We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
Guided meditation – 20 minutes
Lecture based on current book