Classes on Mind Oasis are designed to amplify and align your life through deeper studies to support your meditative and spiritual life.

Most sessions are offered in a multi-week series format to encourage a routine that supports your meditation practice. We offer one-off workshops as well.

Here is a FAQ to help you with any questions you might have about our live online classes.

Most classes are offered in a multi-week series format to encourage a routine that supports your meditation practice.

Featured Classes

SPIRITUAL ACTIVISM 101 PRESENTED BY MIND OASIS
Rachel Ricketts
Monday, December 2, 2019
6pm CT
90 minutes

Mind Oasis is pleased to host racial justice advocate Rachel Ricketts for a curated ONLINE offering of her Spiritual Activism 101 workshop. This is a special opportunity for all hue-mans to come together for a sacred and spiritual conversation about how they can commit to anti-racism and inclusion, acknowledge their privilege, confront their fears and learn how to actively contribute to lasting, effective racial justice. The workshop is LIVE and INTERACTIVE. A recording will be sent out afterward to all registrants. Space is extremely limited and we expect to sell out quickly. Sign-up early!

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Sanskrit Studies Method:Introduction to Sanskrit with Manorama
Tuesday, December 3rd & Thursday, Dec 19th
5:00pm-7:00pm CT
Two Day Workshop

This Sanskrit Studies Method course is an introduction to the Sanskrit language and the culture of the modern yogi. We will look at select sounds of the Sanskrit alphabet, two commonly chanted mantras in yoga classes around the globe. We’ll practice pronouncing select asana names. You’ll also be introduced to Luminous Soul Meditation and select principles for authentic yogic living.

Miss a day? We’ve got you covered. Video is posted within 24-48 hours after the session.

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Brought to You by Senior Students of Lama Marut: CLASSICAL TEXTS AND AUTHENTIC PRACTICES OF EASTERN SPIRITUALITY
Various Teachers including Lauren Benjamin, Dima Yepishin, Brian Reid, and Denise Deniger
Saturdays, starting January 2020
12 Courses – Six-Weeks each
2 Hour Sessions, 6pm CT
All sessions are recorded if you miss a class or wish to revisit concepts and/or meditations.

The CLASSICAL TEXTS AND AUTHENTIC PRACTICES OF EASTERN SPIRITUALITY curriculum offers a progressively unfolding, comprehensive course of study in the wisdom and practical application of Eastern spirituality as it pertains to modern life. Based on Lama Marut’s original translations and relevant, applicable interpretations of the Sanskrit classics of the Hindu, Buddhist, and Yogic traditions, these courses cover a wide range of teachings and practices from an inclusive, comparative, and non-sectarian point of view. They are designed to provide an in-depth, systematic, and coherent foundation and overall framework for any serious spiritual practitioner — from beginners to experienced teachers, regardless of one’s religious affiliation or the lack thereof.

Each course consists of six weekly two-hour interactive online classes, including lecture, discussion, and guided meditation portions. Each class also includes an easily applicable and effective practice designed to integrate the teachings into daily life. There will be alloted time to discuss, interact, and share your thoughts, reactions, and experiences of the material covered.

The curriculum as a whole is comprised of twelve courses to be taught over two years. When taken together, these stand-alone courses constitute an extensive course of study in the classical scriptures and principal practices of Eastern spirituality. Participants are, however, welcome to register for any one, several, or all of these interrelated yet self-contained course offerings.

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Mind Training
Cindy Lee
Sundays, September 8 – October 27, 2019
8-Week Series
7pm-9pm CT

LOJONG or mind-training, is a provocative practice that flourished in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Perfect for those of us living out in the world, these pithy and direct aphorisms get straight to the point and strike at the heart of transforming our habitual reactions into awakened action.

Let’s explore together – through study, practice and discussion – the 7-Point Lojong (Geshe Chekawa), a challenging yet potentially powerful technique for developing the heart and mind to promote more meaningful living and loving in this wild world.

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Classes

Living Freely and Happily: Selections from the Ashvatakra Gita
Denise Deniger
Mondays, Nov 18th-Dec 9th
4-Week Series, 6:30pm CT, 75 mins

“The one who thinks he is free is free; the one who thinks he is bound is bound. It is true what they say: You become what you think.”

The Ashtavakra Gita is a text from the Advaita Vedanta tradition. Through a discourse between King Janaka and his teacher, Ashtavakra, we get a peek into how to be truly free in this life.

Miss a session? We’ve got you covered ~ receive the recording of each session within about 48 hours.

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iRest Yoga Nidra
Kim Humphrey
Monthly Drop-In
Tuesday, Nov 19th
7:30pm CT, 60 mins

Integrative Restoration Meditation (iRest®) was developed by Richard Miller PhD and is sometimes described as a modern version of classical yoga nidra. Richard has made this ancient practice accessible to our western understanding of our bodies and minds, and the iRest protocol offers us tools to meet, greet, welcome and respond to our body sensations, feelings, thoughts, and emotions.

Drop-In *and* receive the audio recordings to use again and again throughout the month!

Kim offers a monthly iRest class on Mind Oasis.

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We’re All on the Diamond Path
Karuna
Thursdays, Nov 28th – Dec 19th, 2019
8:00 – 9:00 am CT

Karuna’s friend Manny once told her, “We’re all on the Path of the Diamond.” In this short four-week wrap up of The Source of All My Good, we will explore what that means and how to apply the Path of the Diamond to our daily life (hint! It is the source of all your happiness and freedom).

Week One: The Diamond Path and becoming a Worthy Vessel
Week Two: Trusting Your Path is Perfectly Your Path
Week Three: The Ultimate F*ck Yes: What it really means to eat it all for breakfast.
Week Four: You are the Keeper of the Diamond

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Heart of the Teacher
Rotating Facilitators: Karuna (December)
Mondays
9:00am CT, 45 mins

Calling all Meditation Teachers who want to sit with, learn from, connect with and be inspired by other instructors! This December, Karuna will be sharing all the practices and wisdom she’s learned from teaching thousands of hours of meditation on Mind Oasis. Specific topics include: Weaving in the Force of Your Personal Life into Guided Meditation; Guiding to the Highest Common Denominator Who Shows Up for Any Session; Stretching Your Students To the Next Level of Meditation; Integrating Shamatha and Visualizations for A Richer Meditation Experience

Nurture your teacher’s heart by joining in weekly practice and discussion with other meditation teachers. Connect with fellow instructors while sharing the joys and challenges of walking the path of teacher and practitioner. $20 for the month.

January: Join Dana in January to explore the boundless possibilities of loving-kindness practices.

February: Joseph Schwartz will help us to explore using sensation in your practice. Known for his exceptional cadence and guidance, Joseph will bring us into the realm of experiential learning as a platform for personal exploration of all that arises during a sit.

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Winter Solstice Satsang
Sarah Tomlinson
Thursday, December 19th
7:30pm-8:45pm CT

Join us for the Winter Solstice Yantra Coloring Meditation – and get ready to invoke the sacred goddess warrior Tripur Bhairavi, as she will give you the strength to root out the demons in your mind that are hampering you and yield positive results in your spiritual practices.

you will be ready to embrace your own light fully!

Join us and discover how to en-lighten your life and give growth to the areas that require it. Sarah will invite us to have a meditation together and then will tell us all about the Tripur Bhairavi Yantra and Goddess – weaving in bits about the solstice and our lives.

Let’s come together in community with like minds. How nice to spend the eve with like minded friends – as we move toward the longest dark night of the year!

The word ‘Sat’ means the real, the true. It is when you join in with practices and conversations that align you with the deepest pulse of your being, the one that is your essential truth.

These special evenings with Sarah are all about spending time with a community of truth-seekers…

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Learning to Communicate with Animals
Libby Brittain
Thursdays, November 7th, December 12th, and TBD January 2020
7:00-8:00pm CT

Have you ever wondered what your cat is thinking? Or why your dog always wants to play the moment you’re trying to get out the door for a meeting? Did you know that animals are working with us every day to help us stay in alignment with our higher self? Join Libby Brittain for this 4-Part Animal Communication Series to explore what animals are trying to teach us and how to communicate with them.

You can expect a brief meditation, energy management techniques, learning & experiencing methods for animal communication, group discussion, as well as field log/journaling. Drop-Ins available!

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Heart of the Teacher
Rotating Facilitators: Dana Wills (January)
Mondays
9:00am CT, 45 mins

Calling all Meditation Teachers who want to sit with, learn from, connect with and be inspired by other instructors! Join Dana in January to explore the boundless possibilities of loving-kindness practices.

Nurture your teacher’s heart by joining in weekly practice and discussion with other meditation teachers. Connect with fellow instructors while sharing the joys and challenges of walking the path of teacher and practitioner. $20 for the month.

December: Karuna will be sharing all the practices and wisdom she’s learned from teaching thousands of hours of meditation on Mind Oasis. Specific topics include: Weaving in the Force of Your Personal Life into Guided Meditation; Guiding to the Highest Common Denominator Who Shows Up for Any Session; Stretching Your Students To the Next Level of Meditation; Integrating Shamatha and Visualizations for A Richer Meditation Experience

February: Joseph Schwartz will help us to explore using sensation in your practice. Known for his exceptional cadence and guidance, Joseph will bring us into the realm of experiential learning as a platform for personal exploration of all that arises during a sit.

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Heart Song Meditation
Elizabete Gomes
6-Week Series
November 6th – December 18th (no class the week of Thanksgiving)
Wednesdays
6:30pm CT, 75 mins

If you long to know how to open your heart, if you seek path that is right for you, and if you have a deep desire to connect with your true nature, this meditation series is for you. Following our heart path with deep understanding of our body, personality, and emotions is very powerful.

In this six class series we will utilize the Five Elements (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal) theory to explore the psychological make up, personality types and body constitution that each person has. We will also apply meditation techniques to navigate through each of the five emotions (fear, anger, joy, anxiety, and grief) to gain greater insight into our minds and hearts, cultivate mental stability and physical well-being.

This classes can benefit beginner and experienced meditators, psychotherapists, health care professionals, body-workers, yoga and meditation teachers. Miss a class? You’ll receive the recordings!

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Heart of the Teacher
Rotating Facilitators: Anne Heinen (November)
Mondays
9:00am CT, 45 mins

Calling all Meditation Teachers who want to sit with, learn from, connect with and be inspired by other instructors!

Nurture your teacher’s heart by joining in weekly practice and discussion with other meditation teachers. Connect with fellow instructors while sharing the joys and challenges of walking the path of teacher and practitioner. $20 for the month.

December: Dana Wills will be sharing practices and wisdom around loving-kindness meditations.

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Michael Hewett
The Five Great Insights – Vipassana Meditation
Tuesdays
5:00-8:00pm CT
10-week Series
October 15 – December 17

Training the mind is important to be present during moments when transformative insights appear. A dedicated spiritual practice which involves our body, emotions, energy & mind makes insights occur more readily & in a way we may receive without becoming unsettled by their powerful impact.

We will explore the nature of reality as taught by the four ancient schools of Buddhism & the key insights which lead to awakening.

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Michael Hewett

Michael Hewett
Shamatha Meditation
Sundays
1:00-4:00pm CT
10-week Series
October 13 – December 15

The Buddha’s foundation of a solid meditation practice and insight into the depths of the self and the universe.

In this 10-week series, learn how to perfectly balance mind and body during meditation, cultivate a healthy relationship between the conscious & unconscious minds on the path to self love and healing, and see emotions objectively as they appear. Together we will lay a path to accelerate one’s path towards Awakening.

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New Earth Thrival Guide: A Morning Experiment
Erika Kluthe
8-Week Series
Tuesdays, Starts October 8th
6:00-7:15am CT

An experiential energy-body-building & meditation series, these workshops are designed to set the habit of a new personal *sadhana (daily practice). We do this as a *sangha (divine/sacred community) in order to accelerate personal inner growth, support the consciousness upgrades we as a collective are currently experiencing, and to consciously increase our connectivity—connection to a higher intelligent energy and purpose.

In our morning practice we will learn to feel for subtle energy shifts. We will both ground (apana) and uplift (prana) energy, yoking the energy body equally between the two, placing each participant in their personal power. When in such a position “there is nothing we cannot do or be or have” (Abraham Hicks). And should we open our hands to allow it, it will come easily. Like miracles, this is natural and can happen in an instant. We are also training in stillness and single-pointed focus (dharana) where one returns, through consistent practice, to their natural state of well-being, an open vessel for divine inspiration, direction, and insight. .

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Author Spotlight and Bookclub

Stay tuned for the 2020 schedule.

MOBC and Author Spotlight is lightly facilitated. We meet for 60 minutes to meditate, discuss, and enjoy the MO’ Conscious Community once a month!

The bookclub is free to attend.

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Teacher Trainings

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Mind Oasis 300-Hour Meditation Intensive and Teacher Training
Facilitated by Karuna and Guest Teachers
September 2019 – March 2020
All classes are live, online, and interactive.
Applications are due by July 15th.

This 300-hour intensive is designed to amplify your practice and your life. With two-tracks (teacher training and personal growth), you can decide where you want to go on this journey. You can join from the comfort of your home or anywhere you are in the world, as all classes – including the opening retreat – are live and online. They are interactive – this is not a pre-recorded course. Real training. Real talk. Real people.

Teacher Training: If you’re looking to teach meditation, this intensive is designed to train and certify you as a meditation teacher that is well-qualified to teach live in-person or online classes, and/or guided recorded meditations. After eight-weeks of shoring up your personal practice, you’ll start your practicum teaching meditation on Community Meditation. At the end of March, you will receive a 300-Hour certificate of completion and it is our intention to provide you a place to teach on Mind Oasis if you so choose.

Personal Growth: If you simply want to reap the benefits of an intensive but aren’t sure if you want to become a teacher – this track is for you. You won’t have to decide for the first eight-weeks of the intensive, as both tracks will be engaged in the exact same activities up until this point. If at the end of the first eight-weeks you know that you don’t want to teach, then you will engage in attending classes taught by those in the Teacher Training and other classes offered on Mind Oasis rather than the practicum teaching opportunity via Community Meditation.

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Coming Soon

Retreats

Snow Leopard

Snow Leopards, Meditation Retreat, and Trekking in Nepal
Karuna
November 4, 2019
8:00 am – 9:30 am

Watch a 30-minute Q&A informational session with Brad and Karuna.

Join us for a 15-Day trek to the Nar-Phu Valley – starts 11/4/19 from Kathmandu; we are flying, driving, and trekking to where the snow leopards play! Along the way we will be doing some volunteer work and staying in age-old monasteries well off the normal tourist grid. Our guide is Brad Clement – the Founder and Executive Director of the Pangje Foundation. Brad is also a badass climber – having summited Mt. Everest several times and many other serious mountains as well. Karuna, Founder and Executive Director of Mind Oasis, will be leading the retreat aspects of meditation, Dharma talks, and a service project for Panjge.

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