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Meditation Practices (SPD 105)

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 26, 2023

Meditation Practices (SPD 105)
Tuesdays, September 5 – September 26, 2023  —  6:30pm – 8:30pm (EST)
Juanita Johnson, Licensed Unity Teacher

Extensive research on meditation practices has revealed that regular meditation has many mental and physical benefits and that there are many effective ways to meditate. This course explores the practice and the experience of various forms of meditation. Benefits of the various forms of meditation will be explored as well as methods to deal with resistance to it. There will also be helpful tips for developing a regular meditation practice. Practicing Silence, Unity’s meditation practice, is fundamental and foundational to Unity teachings. Therefore, it will be the primary meditation practice for the duration of the course.
Course Learning Objectives:                                           DOWNLOAD or  Scan for Syllabus —>
By the end of the course learners will be able to:
• Define meditation, Practicing the Silence, and the Silence
• Develop a daily practice of the Silence and report on their progress
• Identify and describe any blocks or resistance to daily meditation as well as strategies to overcome them
• Compare and contrast two different forms of meditation
Required Textbooks:
• Bodian. Stephan. Meditation for Dummies, 2nd Edition or 3rd Edition. Foster City: IDG Books Worldwide, 1999
• Hasselbeck, Paul. Heart-Centered Metaphysics, Unity Village: Unity House, 2010
Recommended Text/Readings/Videos:
• Hasselbeck, Paul. Heart-Centered Metaphysics, Unity Village: Unity House, 2010, Chapters 6&7
• Hanh, Thich Nhat. The Art of Living. Harper One, 2017
• Kornfield, Jack. Meditation for Beginners, Bantam Books, 2005
• Chopra (MD), Deepak. Total Meditation, Harmony Books, NY, 2020
• Dalai Lama (His Holiness the) and Tutu (Archbishop), Desmond The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, Avery, 2016
• Roth, Bob. Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, Simon & Schuster, 2022.
If taking the class for Spiritual Education and Enrichment (S.E.E.) credit it is a two-step process as follows:
(1) go to the Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute (UWSI) website registration link:
to register and pay the $45 course registration fee IN ADVANCE of the class start date and scroll down to: Meditation Practices SPD 105 FC Section 07 Summer 2023 Tues. 6:30pm-8:30pm EST. Make sure it is the class for Unity of Washington DC that begins on September 5.
and then
(2) Register through our Zoom platform link (see link below) and you will be provided with the Zoom link to join the class (NOTE: Use the same Zoom link you are given after you register each time you attend the class):
NOTE: Those who want to just enjoy the class for personal spiritual development just follow step-TWO (2)
Zoom Registration Link
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September 19
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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