Saturday, November 11; 10:30 AM—12:30 PM
Location: Meeting Room
Today, the practice of meditation is becoming increasingly common among people from all walks of life. It is being encouraged in high-level corporate sessions, during coffee breaks, before academic tests, and sports competitions. Every day, more of us are being introduced to the benefits of meditation which have been cherished and practiced since ancient times.
In the Divine Art of Meditation workshop, participants will learn about the many benefits of meditation and will be introduced to various meditation and visualization techniques, including mantra meditation, single-object meditation, breath-awareness meditation, metta meditation, and mindfulness of the present moment.
This workshop will be a blend of multimedia-based lecture, guided meditation and relaxation video clips, and various meditation and visualization practices.
The content of this workshop is based on Farnaz Masumian’s The Divine Art of Meditation: meditation and visualization techniques for a healthy mind, body and soul, which is the result of almost a decade of research on the subject of meditation.
Farnaz Masumian Bio:
Farnaz Masumian taught world religions at institutions of higher education for 23 years, including the University of Texas at Austin, where she taught for ten years. Her primary research interests are in the areas of life after death, near-death experiences, meditation, and positive psychology. Among her publications are several books, including Life after Death: A Study of the Afterlife in World Religions; Divine Educators, which she co-authored with her husband, Bijan Masumian; and The Divine Art of Meditation: meditation and visualization techniques for a healthy mind, body and soul. Her latest book is The Secrets of True Happiness, which she co-authored with her husband, Bijan Masumian, and their son, Adib Masumian.