Meditation and Dialogue: Understanding the Mind

In these classes we explore how to recognize the levels of the Mind as:

  1. Rational
  2. Emotional
  3. Sub-Conscious
  4. Peaceful and Compassionate
  5. Silent

As a group we will:

  1. Practice watching our minds
  2. Share our observations
  3. Train in techniques to help us clarify our thoughts and feelings

Documented Benefits of Meditation

  • Increased focus and concentration
  • Improved immune function and pain relief
  • Helps to balance emotions
  • Promotes development of healthy habit patterns
  • Decreases stress and anxiety
  • Helps promote attitudes of compassion and empathy
  • Helps improve memory and creativity
  • Promotes greater self-understanding

From Science we know that human beings are composed of vibrating energy fields. We are multi-dimensional by nature. Just as a musical composition blends together different instruments into a collective vibratory harmony, we can learn to harmonize our bodies and minds. Key tools for attaining this attunement are meditation and self inquiry.

 Anne’s Meditation Background

Tibetan Buddhism

A Buddhist tradition established in Tibet taught through four major Schools; includes puja and ritual practices as well as seated meditation.

Anne’s Residential Training:

Direct study with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Zen Buddhism

A Buddhist tradition known in Japanese as Zen and in Chinese as Chan; emphasis on extended periods of seated meditation.

Anne’s Practitioner Studies:

Retreat studies with Thich Nhat Hanh 


A Theravadan Buddhist tradition developed in Sri Lanka; emphasis on extended periods of seated meditation often in 10 day retreats.

Anne’s Residential Training:

Retreat Studies with Jack Kornfield

Hindu/ Vedanta/ Yoga Philosophy

Hinduism is comprised of six Schools of Philosophy; practices include puja and rituals as well as seated meditation.

Anne’s Residential Training:

Anne’s Practitioner Studies:

Eastern Philosophy Studies

Philosophies of Asia including Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Taoism; the Theosophical Society founded in 1875 embraces Eastern and Western philosophies

Anne’s Residential Studies:

Correspondence Studies:

  • The Esoteric School of the Theosophical Society