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.
CLASSICAL TEXTS AND AUTHENTIC PRACTICES OF EASTERN SPIRITUALITY
Twelve Modules, Saturday evenings
Sign-Up for Each Individually or as a Bundle
Presented by Inner Way LA and Mind Oasis
Get Unbusy: Finding Peace in a Hectic World Kicks off November 2nd at 6pm CT
This 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. Each of the twelve courses consists of four classes, and each class includes a practice to help you directly integrate the teachings into your everyday life. Registrants for each course will have access to the archive of visual and audio recordings of the classes.
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.
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.
SPIRITUAL ACTIVISM 101 PRESENTED BY MIND OASIS
Monday, December 2, 2019
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!
Mind Oasis Book Club and Author Spotlight
Christina Sell, Author of “A Deeper Yoga: Moving Beyond Body Image to Wholeness and Freedom”
September 19 – 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.
Learning to Communicate with Animals
Thursdays, September 12th, October 10th, November 7th, and December 12th
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!
Meditation for the Artist – “the Path of Creativity”
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.
Rediscover Peace Through Deep Meditative Restoration
First Saturday of the Month, Next Up August 3, 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!
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.
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…
Infusing Your Life with Meaning
Thursdays, July 18 – August 22, 2019
8:00 – 9:00 am CT
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” ― Mother Teresa
In this six-week series, we will explore how move beyond our self-centeredness in order to be of great service to this world!
Free Your Voice, Transform Your Life a 12 Month Exploration
Monthly, Next Drop-In August 12, 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: 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!
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.
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.
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.
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