This is the initial training in Heart-based Meditation. The course is 3 weeks long - 1 hour of class time per week (Weds. at 7:00 PM EDT) with many short supplementary videos. The course is free but we do accept donations. If you can't make the first and third live class, you will need to wait until the next month's class. Heart-based Meditation differs from other practices. Like some mindfulness practices, we don’t get involved with thoughts, but rather than mindfully returning to the breath, we use the subtle feel of a sound to return to the awareness of the spiritual heart. We return to peace or bliss or light or love — whatever experience of the heart is present at that moment, as we relax from there into Pure Being. We use the subtle feel of a sound, as putting our attention on the breath or body takes pulls us outward from the inward awareness of the peace deep within. Unlike most mantra meditation, Heart-based Meditation is not about the mantra. It’s not about the correct pronunciation or focusing on the mantra or keeping it in awareness, or how many times it is repeated or even repeating it until it disappears. It is about the sound and the subtle feel of the sound. In this meditation we use a sound that is sung with tones. We tune into the pleasant vibration of the sound and it brings us back to the spiritual heart, to the subtle energy of the heart and allows us to relax the mind and reside more in pure being. You must be 18 years of age to attend.