Misfit Meditation in Cambridge starts March 26
Update: The class has been postponed due to complications with securing an adequate space. Stay connected via meetup for the announcement of the next class!
What does “Misfit Meditation mean?”
For me, meditation is a tool for self-healing and deep insight so that we can become more effective and integrated people. When we learn to notice the habits of the mind and recognize our thinking as “embodied and embedded,” we develop the capacity to think and feel from a deeper, more primal place in our own awareness.
In this place, greater possibilities open up, healing is more likely, the intuition is more active, and we are able to touch into deep states of peace and connection with something greater than ourselves.
Unlike many classes that are out there, I will be teaching meditation as a tool both for self-cultivation and for developing leadership and for social justice awareness. I want my students to feel better equipped to face the challenges of working to make the world a better place.
One way this happens through knowing ourselves and developing compassion, or bodhicitta, for others.
It also happens because the clear-seeing developed through meditation can, if we choose to apply it, allow us to more accurately examine the embedded assumptions that define our social and cultural interactions. For instance, we might witness our subtle internalized beliefs that help to perpetuate white supremacy, male supremacy, economic injustice, and other oppressive tendencies that often pass by us un-examined.
This will be my first attempt teaching a meditation class that includes encouragement to explore and undermine oppressive structures out in the world.
If this excites you, and you are interested in trying something new, then I hope you will join me.