NEW! Bring a friend for $20 to the series or workshop when you register.* It’s easy. You register and we send you an email asking for your friend’s name and where we should invoice the $20. Easy – peazy!
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.
* Sorry – this does not apply to the Maha Series, including Culadasa, Cindy Lee, and Lama Marut.
Greatest Hits: Best Practices to Ignite Your Practice
Monday, July 15th
As a part of the 2019 Maha Series, meditation master and best-selling author of The Mind Illuminated, Culadasa (John Yates, PhD) joins Mind Oasis for a workshop aimed at helping you ignite your practice.
Fusing the ten stages of meditation with his own personal journey, Culadasa will be sharing the essence of what helps make a meditation practice on point.
You can expect a short lecture, a meditation, and plenty of time for Q&A.
Sundays, September 8 – October 27, 2019
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. A chance to explore together this challenging yet potentially powerful technique that promises more fearless living and loving in this wild world.
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.
Snow Leopards, Meditation Retreat, and Trekking in Nepal
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.
Intro to Ayurveda + Birth Charts
Allison Joy of Vessel Academy, NYC
Alternating Wednesday evening lectures
Dates 6/26; 7/10; 7/24; 8/7; 8/21 (these will be recorded in case of absences)
Ayurveda is the science of life and we like to think of it as the yoga of lifestyle.
In this module, Allison Joy will calculate your birth chart to determine your constitution AND imbalance tendency so you can apply Ayurvedic self-care in a customized, targeted way based on your unique makeup.
Astral Anatomy: The Energetic Path to Awakening
Michael Hewett of Vessel Academy, NYC
July 1st – 22nd
The subtle body is how you appear to yourself. The animal body is how you appear to everyone else.
What is the astral anatomy, sometimes called the subtle body? How can it be accessed and directed through physical, emotional and mental practices?
Rediscover Peace Through Deep Meditative Restoration
First Saturday of the Month, Next Up July 6, 2019
9:00 – 10:00 am CT
Kim offers this deep restorative iRest® class every first Saturday of the month.
Integrative Restoration Meditation (iRest®) is a guided meditation that will ask you to rest back (seated or lying down) and open your senses to the present moment. As we experience present moment sensations, the mind and body are lulled into a deep state of relaxation that is similar to sleep. This practice offers much needed rest and restoration for anyone dealing with lack of sleep and stress. And, ultimately in this practice, we’re learning to remain aware and present in deep states of relaxation so we can meet and respond to all of life from this place of relaxed ease.
Inner Yoga: Examining the Five Yamas
Sundays, July 7 – August 4
“Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to, for a long time without break and in all earnestness.” -Patanjali
In this 5-week Yoga philosophy series explore the first limb of Yoga’s eight-limb path with Austin yogi – Karlie Lemos. Drop-Ins available!
Mind Oasis Book Club and Author Spotlight
July 25 – 7pm CT
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.
August 5th – September 30th (no class on Labor Day)
Meet Douglas at our (free) Meet the Author event on July 25th at 7pm.
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The road to wisdom and the way of the artist are the same path.
Using Buddhist and other meditation practices within the creative process, Author, Fine Artist/Designer and Creative Coach, Douglas Paul Smith, teaches a series of 8 classes that will guide us to higher states of creative Flow, allowing us to go beyond our supposed creative limitations to a deeper, more connected way of being.
Students will learn: how to deepen their creative process and find their true authenticity; how to make art they feel good about AND can make a living from.
Autumnal Equinox Satsang
Monday, September 23rd
Join us for the Fall Equinox Coloring Meditation – and get ready to nourish and expand your dreams. Enter into the expansive energy of FALL and focus on what you’d like to grow in your life.
What does your heart most long to amplify?
Your career? Your relationship? Friendships? Spiritual Path…
Jupiter is the planet of expansion and light, join us and discover how to en-lighten your life and give growth to the areas that require it. Jupiter helps us to get grounded to soar. Sarah will invite us to have a meditation together and then will tell us all about the Jupiter Yantra and Goddess – weaving in bits about the equinox 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 from the longer days of summer toward the cooler evenings of the fall!
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…
I Can’t Get No Satisfaction (Yes! You Can)
Thursdays, May 16 – June 27, 2019
8:45 – 9:45 am CT
“I have found three ways of thinking that shift me out of a feeling of powerlessness: practicing gratitude, trust in the moment, and thinking about others.” ― Deborah Adele, Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice
In this seven-week series, we will explore how morality is SEXY!
We’ll add into the mix, morality from the yogic tradition with a deep dive into the yamas and niyamas alongside an exploration of the vows of morality through the Tibetan Buddhist lens.
Free Your Voice, Transform Your Life a 12 Month Exploration
Monthly, Next Drop-In June 10, 2019
7:30 – 9:00pm CT
Monthly drop-ins and pro-rated pricing is available!
Spend a year with world touring musician, author, teacher, and former Hindu monk, Girish. Explore tools and practices to find and express your true voice through mindful singing and chanting in this inspiring interactive series. Join Girish for this beautiful exploration of using your voice to transform your life! Attend the entire year or drop in for individual workshops.
2019 dates: 6/10, 7/15, 8/12, 9/23 and a date in October TBD. Classes are recorded, so if you miss a session or two, we’ve got you covered!
Dakini Meditative Teacher Training
September 2018 – June 2019
The Dakini Meditative Meditation Teacher Training is a 300-hour program that offers a comprehensive training in the practice of meditation, drawing from Tibetan Buddhist teachings as well as modern evidence-based research on meditation.
Students will learn to deepen their own understanding and practice and learn to teach the practice of meditation to others in both one on one and group settings.
The primary purpose of this training is to prepare students of meditation to become teachers of meditation. An exciting component of the training will include a module on teaching meditation online!
Tuesdays, Sep 3 – Oct 15, 2019
8:00 – 9:15pm CT
This 7-week series is perfect for anyone interested in learning more about their own emotions and gaining a useful set of tools to manage, even overcome, the tricky ones. Really great for parents and teachers!
The Cultivating Emotional Balance Training emerged from the Destructive Emotions dialogue between behavioral scientists and the Dalai Lama, Buddhist monks, and scholars at the Mind and Life Institute in Dharamsala, India, in March of 2000. At the culmination of this meeting the Dalai Lama requested that the important ideas raised in these sessions, specifically how to manage the everyday obstacles of our destructive emotions, be turned into an accessible secular training.
An Overview of the Buddhist Path: Looking Through the Lens of the Three Yanas
Tuesdays in 2019
This six week meditation series will explore the Buddhist path of awakening through the lens of the three yanas: hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. The three yanas are often described as three vehicles that can help us travel on the journey to enlightenment. We’ll explore the foundation, path, and fruition of each of the yanas through philosophy, meditation practice, and group discussion.
Finding Your Robe of Refuge Meditation Retreat
Karuna, Andrea Flinn, & Elizabete Gomes
Postponed until Fall!
- Dharma Talks with Karuna
- Meditations with Elizabete Gomes
- Sound Healing & Yoga with Andrea Flinn
- Vegetarian-Fare by Chef Kelly Ritter