Meditation Classes Passionist Earth & Spirit Center

Meditation for Experienced Students

Meditation can be used to increase relaxation, relieve stress, reduce anxiety, and bolster self-esteem. But meditation is much more than that. It is a spiritual practice of transformation.

Instructions and guidance in meditation are found within all the major religious traditions. As a spiritual practice, it is described as a tool for purifying the mind of suffering, a means of seeing the truth more clearly, and a path to inner peace. The Experience Meditation courses explore the practice of meditation from various traditions and perspectives.  

Experienced Meditation courses are for those who have a foundational knowledge and practice in meditation. It presumes an understanding of the basic theory and method of mindfulness meditation. A 10-week series of classes is offered every fall and winter/spring on Tuesdays.




Spiritual Dynamics - Making Friends with Your Mind and Your Life

This course first explores the mental factors and conditions necessary to liberate the mind from suffering. It then focuses on meditation as a way to overcome distortions in our relationship to ourselves and deepen our relationships with others by cultivating an open heart. The goal is to befriend the mind, embrace life more fully, and live in a wholehearted way.

  • Ten Tuesdays:  Feb. 11, 18, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 25, Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon OR 7:00–8:30 p.m. The same class is presented mornings and evenings. Participants can attend either session.
  • Instructor: Fr. Joe Mitchell, CP        
  • Suggested donation: $150. However, no one is refused for lack of funds.

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There are three ways to register for a program.

  • Register by MAIL - download program brochure and registration form; mail form and payment to the Earth & Spirit Center
  • Register by PHONE - call Earth & Spirit Center and make payment with credit card
  • Register ONLINE - complete registration form below; make online payment with credit card



School of Meditation, Registration Fee $50
Beginning Meditation Part 2, 2/12/14, $150
Experienced Meditation, 2/11/14, $150
Part 1, Meditation for Educators and Healthcare Professionals, 2/8/14, $150
Part 2, Meditation for Educators and Healthcare Professionals, 2/12/14, $150
MBSR Thursday, 05/1/14, $300
MBSR Thursday, 05/1/14, $400
MBSR Thursday, 05/1/14, $500
MBSR Thursday, 05/1/14, Student, $150
Journey to Africa Deposit $60
Environmental Justice Tour $20
Environmental Justice Group Tour, $300
Camp Odyssey, Summer Camp, Week June 16, morning, $90PLEASE REGISTER FROM CAMP PAGE
Camp Odyssey, Summer Camp, Week June 16, all day, $180
Camp Odyssey, Summer Camp, Week June 23, morning, $90
Camp Odyssey, Summer Camp, Week June 23, all day, $180

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Fr Joe MitchellSacred Silence

Listen to Jonathan Bastian, host of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition on WFPL, as he interviews Fr. Joe Mitchell on meditation as “Sacred Silence: Pathway to Compassion.” The interview took place during the 2013 Festival of Faiths. (15 minutes)

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