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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 Lama Marut.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 and Sunday, May 12, 2019
Most people would agree that living “authentically” is the key to a happy, contented life. But how do we actually do it? What it means to be “true to oneself” is not at all obvious and the specifics of how to actually live a life of integrity can be perplexing.
In this two-part workshop with Lama Marut, we’ll examine the question of how to live authentically from a spiritual point of view.
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 study, practice and discuss this transformative technique from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition for developing the heart and mind.
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.
Introduction to Tantra – The Path of YES
Michael Hewett of Vessel Academy, NYC
Course begins April 29 and meets alternating Monday evenings
(4/29; 5/13; 5/27; 6/10; 6/24)
Tantra is the natural weaving of one’s spiritual practices into every aspect of life. ‘Tan’ means ‘depth’ & ‘Tra’ breadth, where compassion, mindfulness, passion, energetic fluency & personal reinvention transform life into art.
Tantra is a high-risk / high-gain lightning vehicle to Awakening, activated for the benefit of the practitioner & everyone who crosses their path.
Deep Restore for Rest and Resiliency
Thursday, April 4, 2019 / April 11, 2019 / April 18, 2019 / April 25, 2019
Springtime is a great time to restore and renew your spirit! Join the talented Jen Brennan for a 4-week Yoga Nidra iRest series based on the kosha model. You’ll explore the layers of your body and soul to find your inner core of goodness. This series will be great for those who have endured challenges and are ready to move forward with more meaning and joy in everyday life. Each class will include a short teaching, dyad work and then an iRest healing session.
Mind Oasis Book Club and Author Spotlight
Monthly, Next-Up Gary Gach on April 23, 2019
7 – 8pm CT
MOBC and Author Spotlight is lightly facilitated by MO Founder Karuna. We’ll meet for 60 minutes to meditate, discuss, and enjoy a MO’ Conscious Community once a month!
The bookclub is free to attend ~ donations are always welcome.
Jesus is My Buddha
Wednesdays, March 27, 2019 / April 3, 2019 / April 10, 2019 / April 17, 2019
Join Lacey for this very special journey during the season of Lent.
Lent is a retreat: a break amid the usual routines of our lives, over the forty-day period from Ash Wednesday until Easter. According to the Torah, on the Sabbath you can pick up an apple that naturally falls from a tree onto the ground, but you can’t pick it from the tree. Mindful Christian meditative prayer practice is very similar. In it, we take time to see things as they are, without interfering with them or trying to fix or change them. Once we know what is, we can then think and act wisely on what ought to be.
Enlightenment in a Nutshell
Wednesdays, March 27, 2019 / April 3, 2019 / April 10, 2019 / April 17, 2019 / April 24, 2019 / May 1, 2019
Enlightenment is a mental and physical state that is possible for everyone in this lifetime. There are a set of practices and steps you must take to get there. It is about as easy as becoming good at playing piano! Ready to play?
This unique series of 6 classes will review the core ideas found in a Tibetan Geshe Degree (doctorate of philosophy.) It is a condensed introduction to Buddhist thought and practices based on the 5 year Asian Classics Institute courses. Join Hector to better understand how these timeless ideas can shift our view of the world and be a catalyst for happiness. It is an excellent introduction to the Asian Classics Institute courses taught at Three Jewels in NYC.
ALL Levels of students are welcome, there are no prerequisites other than a burning passion to understand the experience of Life on this planet.
How Will You Live This One Precious Life?
Thursdays, March 21 – May 9, 2019
8:45 – 9:45 am CT
In this second module of The Source of All My Good, we are stepping squarely into the next two verses: how to live knowing we will die, understanding the seemingly random circumstances and events we call life, and discovering what can really help along the journey – namely, taking refuge. “How Will You Live This One Life?” will also continue our in-depth exploration of shamatha meditation and its importance as we find ourselves incorporating visualizations into our practice. We’ll also reflect on the first two verses of the Source of All My Good, so participation in Module One is not necessary!
Five Wisdom Energies: An Exploration of the Five Buddha Families
Tuesdays, April 9 – May 14, 2019
In this six-week Buddhist meditation series, we will be exploring teachings on the Five Buddha Families, also known as the Five Wisdom Energies.
These teachings come from the Kalachakra Tantra, a rich and powerful practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The Kalachakra Tantra represents the Enlightened mandala of our inner and outer worlds and the connection between. Each of us express a unique mixture of energy through our attitudes, emotions, decisions, and actions. Although we often think of the world and our bodies in terms of our physical existence, it is underlying energy that makes the vibrant aspect of our being…the quality, texture, and feeling of our actual experience.
Spring Into Mindfulness
Mondays, March 18 – May 6, 2019
8:00 – 9:00 am CT
In this short 8-week series, we will explore basic, yet profound teachings called the Three Principal Paths: Refuge (our mind), Bodhichitta (compassion) and World View (wisdom). We will connect these three concepts to the Four Nobles Truths as a way to understand the nature of human suffering.
Breathwork for Vitality
Tuesday’s for 40 weeks, starting March 26, 2019
In this weekly class you will learn how to utilize the power of your breath to generate energy, stamina, and a “keep up” spirit.
Monthly donors can attend for free as a benefit for their contribution of $20+. Become a monthly donor or you can drop-in for $10/class.
Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
Fridays, Ongoing 2019
The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, written by eighth-century Indian master Shantideva is one of the great works of Buddhist literature and illuminates the path to realizing our boundless compassion and wisdom. This Buddhist Studies class is open to new and continuing students. Each class will explore Mahayana Buddhist philosophy and will include guided meditation and discussion. Drop-Ins Available!
Get to know Kelly in this short video where she provides a nugget of wisdom in under 3 minutes!
Rediscover Peace Through Deep Meditative Restoration
First Saturday of the Month, Next Up April 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.
Free Your Voice, Transform Your Life a 12 Month Exploration
Monthly, Next Drop-In April 22, 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: 1/14, 2/11, 3/18, 4/22, 5/13, 6/10, 7/15, 8/12, 9/23. 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