An Integrating Presence Meditation Circle at Fat Cat Longevity Wednesday September 22, 2021

After joining several meditation circles I now wish to facilitate one. We’ll each bring our meditation experiences to interacting with one another and can then apply beneficial circling takeaways to deepen and enrich our meditation practices.

Join in at Fat Cat Longevity in St Charles on Wednesday, September 22th 2021 from 6:00pm – 6:45pm. (Details in the full blog post)

An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity Wednesday August 25, 2021

Join meditation 6:00-6:45pm tonight, Wednesday, August 25th at Fat Cat Longevity [https://facebook.com/freyflow] downstairs next to Peace Love Coffee at Mary’s House of Healing, on Main St in St Charles, MO. Similar to past meditations, we plan to start with brief instructions along with a discussion before and after. Our semi-formal meditation possibilities include — but are not limited to —Continue reading “An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity Wednesday August 25, 2021”

An Integrating Presence Meditation: Deeply Sensing Body Areas — Wednesday July 28, 2021 At Fat Cat Longevity

This meditation (recorded live) aims to strengthen and deepen the 32 Parts of the Body portion of Body Contemplation in the Four Foundations of Mindfulness — not meant as regular practice or substitute. Partial inspiration comes from this Four Foundations of Mindfulness visual:

“Just as if there were a double-mouthed provision bag full of various kinds of grain such as hill paddy, paddy, green gram, cow-peas, sesamum, and husked rice, and a man with sound eyes, having opened that bag, were to take stock of the contents thus: “This is hill paddy, this is paddy, this is green gram, this is cow-pea, this is sesamum, this is husked rice.” Just so, monks, a monk reflects on this very body enveloped by the skin and full of manifold impurity, from the soles up, and from the top of the head-hairs down, thinking thus: “There are in this body hair of the head, hair of the body, nails, teeth, skin, flesh, sinews, bones, marrow, kidney, heart, liver, midriff, spleen, lungs, intestines, mesentery, gorge, feces, bile, phlegm, pus, blood, sweat, fat, tears, grease, saliva, nasal mucus, synovial fluid, urine.” ~The Foundations of Mindfulness — Satipatthana Sutta

An Integrating Presence Meditation: Breathing 9 Beneficial Energies Into Embodiment — Wednesday June 29, 2021 At Fat Cat Longevity

In this (now recorded) mediation we worked with breath to embody the beneficial energies of:
• Smiling
• Our most relaxed experience
• Gratitude [and/or appreciation and thankfulness]
• Forgiveness
• Service
• Loving-kindness
• Compassion
• (Vicarious) joy [and/or gladness]
• Equanimity
• [Additional beneficial energies not mentioned:]
◦ various ideal blessings
◦ energies from (being around) your spiritual entourage
◦ goodness
◦ generosity

An Integrating Presence Meditation: Classic Mindfulness Imagery — Wednesday June 2, 2021 At Fat Cat Longevity

This semi-formal guided meditation practice include these classic mindfulness images and similes:
◦ a relaxed cowherd after the harvest
◦ surgeons probe gathering information before action
◦ ploughshare to prep the ground for wisdom
◦ elephant’s neck supporting the head of wisdom while turning the full body to look, not just the head, for full attention
◦ climbing a platform with detachment for an broader perspective and overview
◦ town gatekeeper knowing who to keep out and able to direct who comes in
◦ wheel spokes connecting the hub of the body to the outside of the wheel of our experiences while helping to steer
◦ hitching post to tame and keep animals from wandering off all the while the strong post remains unmoved
◦ balancing aspect like walking with bowl of oil atop the head

An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity Wednesday May 5, 2021

Join meditation 7:00-7:45pm Wednesday, May 5th at Fat Cat Longevity [https://facebook.com/freyflow] downstairs next to Peace Love Coffee at Mary’s House of Healing, on Main St in St Charles, MO. We plan to start with brief instructions along with a discussion before and after. Our semi-formal meditation possibilities include a combination of: compassion and loving-kindness (open) awareness 5 simple qigong breathingContinue reading “An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity Wednesday May 5, 2021”

An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity Wednesday April 7, 2021

Join meditation 7:00-7:45pm Wednesday, April 7th at Fat Cat Longevity [https://facebook.com/freyflow] downstairs next to Peace Love Coffee at Mary’s House of Healing, on Main St in St Charles, MO. We plan to start with brief instructions along with a discussion before and after. Our semi-formal meditation possibilities include a combination of: concentration compassion and loving-kindnessContinue reading “An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity Wednesday April 7, 2021”

An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity March 10, 2021

Join meditation 7:00-7:45pm Wednesday, March 10th at http://FatCatLongevity.com downstairs next to Peace Love Coffee at Mary’s House of Healing, St Charles, MO. We plan to start with brief instructions along with a discussion before and after. https://facebook.com/freyflow/ Mary’s House of Healing524 South Main StreetDownstairs at Fat Cat Longevity next to Peace Love Coffee…St. Charles, MO 63301 March 10, 2021 —Continue reading “An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity March 10, 2021”

An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity February 10, 2021

This recorded live guided meditation goes through the first three foundations of mindfulness — body; hedonic or feeling tone of pleasant, unpleasant, or neither of these; and mind. (Apologies for the heating system and water feature sounds) Join meditation 7:00-7:45pm Wednesday, February 10th at http://FatCatLongevity.com downstairs next to Peace Love Coffee at Mary’s House ofContinue reading “An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity February 10, 2021”