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.

You can see our full range of classes in the top menu in the Classes dropdown or in the section on this page called Menu of Classes.

Featured

Mindful Self-Compassion – a mini workshop
Jennifer Stanley & Jeff Rosenberg
Monday, 18 May
6:30pm CT
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One Hour

Learn to cultivate the skills of self-compassion to better respond to difficult moments in your life with kindness, care, and understanding.

This Superstar Teacher Series is open to anyone supporting the Meditation Challenge by giving a donation of $40+ to help support the mission of Mind Oasis — to bring the timeless benefits of meditation to practitioners worldwide.

Jennifer and Jeff are “Trained Teachers” of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an eight-week class series, as co-created by Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer. Jennifer Stanley, who is a Full Teacher with IMCW, and Jeff have now taught MSC 20+ times in the Washington metro area. To hear them talk about MSC, go to: https://imcw.org/Talks/Talk/TalkID/1483

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cindy lee

More Warrior, Less Worrier: Joyful Effort
Cindy Lee
Monday, 25 May
7:00pm CT
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One Hour

In difficult times, reviewing the practice of joyful effort can help strengthen our resilience, refresh our energy and ground us in equanimity.

This Superstar Teacher Series is open to anyone supporting the Meditation Challenge by giving a donation of $40+ to help support the mission of Mind Oasis — to bring the timeless benefits of meditation to practitioners worldwide.

Cindy Lee has studied and practiced Buddhism for 25 years. Co-teaching at international workshops and retreats for over a decade with her beloved husband – the late Brian K. Smith (Lama Marut) – Cindy continues their collaborative work of sharing the dharma with the intention of igniting wisdom and compassion in daily life.

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Exploring the Heart Sutra
Cindy Lee
Tuesdays, 2 June – 7 July
7:00pm CT
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2-hours

Enter the labyrinth of the Heart Sutra. In six sessions we will explore this renowned and beloved Buddhist text and open ourselves to the heart of our path. Cindy Lee will introduce the main philosophical themes of the Heart Sutra through classes and guided meditations. Each session will include time for Q&A and our last class will incorporate mantra recitation and a celebration.

CLASS ONE – The Goddess: The Heart of Wisdom

CLASS TWO – Entering the Labyrinth: The Heart of the Question

CLASS THREE – Five Families: The Heart of Meditation

CLASS FOUR – Form and Emptiness: The Heart of the Universe

CLASS FIVE – The Buddha Taught No Dharma: The Heart of the Path

CLASS SIX – The Mantra: The Heart of Bliss

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Traversing the Spiritual Path, From Beginning to End
Dima Yepishin
Sundays, 3 May – 7 June
6:30pm CT
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2-hours

A successful spiritual practice, like a well-built house, requires a good foundation upon which subsequent layers are built. Using the Buddhist model of the “steps on the path to Awakening” (lam rim) we’ll review all the stages of a comprehensive spiritual practice, from the beginning phases to full Enlightenment.

Benefits of the Course:

    • Build a complete and systematic course of personal spiritual development and integrate it into daily life
    • Identify missing or deficient areas of your training and practice
    • Learn how to cultivate the “Wish for Awakening”
    • Understand the relationship between meditative concentration and wisdom
    • Train in deep conceptual and non-conceptual meditations on ultimate reality
    • Based on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Awakening (Bodhipathapradipah).

To honor their Teacher’s commitment to help us all become better for others, The Classical Texts and Authentic Practices curriculum will now be taught by senior students of Lama Marut. Interested in all 12 courses? Learn more here.

Brought to you in partnership with Inner Way LA and Mind Oasis.

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Girish

Prana Rising an Immersion with Girish
30 March – 18 May 2020
Mondays

6:00pm CT
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90 minutes

Join celebrated yogi musician, author, and teacher Girish for an empowering online immersion here on Mind Oasis.

This is an opportunity for us to dive deeper into the empowering practices of Mantra, Breathwork, Sound Healing, and Chi Gong in a live interactive session to deeply nurture, heal, and inspire us. Let’s join together every week in the sacred circle of connection and community to cultivate wellness, vitality, and sacred space.

Recordings are posted within 48 hours after the session for you to revisit time and again.

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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
Sundays, starting January 2020
12 Courses – Six-Weeks each
2 Hour Sessions, 6:30pm CT
All sessions are recorded if you miss a class or wish to revisit concepts and/or meditations.

To honor their Teacher’s commitment to help us all become better for others, The Classical Texts and Authentic Practices curriculum will now be taught by senior students of Lama Marut. 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.

Brought to you in partnership with Inner Way LA and Mind Oasis.

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The Spectrum of Yoga
Denise Deniger
Sundays, 12 July – 16 August
6:30pm CT
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2-hours

The complete and systematic practice of yoga includes much, much more than just physical poses. This courses surveys the spectrum of yoga and all its practices and philosophy according to the classic texts of the Indian yogic tradition. This course is for both yoga practitioners and those interested in a thorough yogic path of spiritual training.

Topics include: “The Meaning, Purpose, and Method of Yoga,” “The Yoga of Ethical Self-Discipline and Karma,” “The Yoga of the Heart,” and “The Yoga of Wisdom.”

Benefits of the Course:

    • Discover the entire range of “off the mat” wholistic yoga according to the classical texts
    • Discern the beneficial and detrimental lifestyle choices for yoga practice
    • Manage your ethical life and receive the benefits of doing so
    • Learn the secrets of how to act selflessly and without karmic consequence
    • Appreciate the power of the yoga of devotion and learn how to use it to enhance your relationships
    • Gain clarity and wisdom about the ultimate goal of yoga and how to achieve it

Based on selections from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, Svatmarama’s Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Narada Bhakti Sutra.
To honor their Teacher’s commitment to help us all become better for others, The Classical Texts and Authentic Practices curriculum will now be taught by senior students of Lama Marut. Interested in all 12 courses? Learn more here.

Brought to you in partnership with Inner Way LA and Mind Oasis.

Learn More and Register