Meditation Mentoring consists of one-to-one instructions in the practice of mindfulness. Emphasis is placed on the cultivation of the eight-fold path as a means for developing a liberation based lifestyle. Depending on your technology availability, we can meet by Facetime, by Skype, or by phone call.
Regularly scheduled sessions support you in beginning and provide the application and structure of refining a meditation practice over the long-term. The process also allows for the opportunity to integrate meditation into daily life. For interested practitioners, meditation mentoring may include guidance in the integration of practice and study. The cost of these ongoing sessions are offered on a sliding scale basis.
Meditation Mentoring options:
Sessions are 30 minutes. Recurring session weekly or every other week. An initial two-month commitment is recommended.
The focus will be on developing and maintaining a daily sitting practice. Instructions will be tailored to fit the needs of the students.
2). Experienced students
Sessions are 30 minutes. Recurring session weekly. An initial two-month commitment is recommended.
3). Dharma mentoring
Sessions are 30 minutes. Session are scheduled every other week or one time per month. This is offered for experienced students who would like to integrate study and practice of the dharma into all aspects of their lives. Focus will be placed on understanding the four noble truths and the cultivation of the eight fold path. Establishing a liberation based lifestyle that meets your circumstances.
The financial and dana aspect of mentoring:
Many teachers charge a set rate fee for mentoring sessions, usually around 50-75$ for 30 minutes. As a Dharma teacher, the majority of my annual income comes thru the dana system. I am not completely comfortable with a set rate for all people. We all have different financial conditions. My hope is to accommodate everyone, including myself. Thus, I have set up a middle way with some of the challenges and confusion around dana. I ask each person to consider a range of 50-250$ per session. This wide range allows people to offer what is appropriate for them. This number may also change from session to session. You may at times have some abundance and you will want to give more, at times things may be tight and you may have to offer less. Please let me know if you have any questions, I have thought about this a lot and feel that this is the most appropriate way to work. Please contact me directly if you would like to discuss, or begin the process. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana Practice (generosity)
In the Theravada tradition, the teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless. Within the Buddhist tradition we also practice dana, or generosity, by making monetary offerings for the teachings, as well as the teacher. Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is given from the heart. Your generosity is a gift that supports not just the teachers, but also the the spreading of the Dharma as well as your own practice.