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Meditation as Embodied Presence: A Nine Month Training

Term 1 | Discovering Compassionate Embodied Presence | Oct. 14 thru Dec. 9 - No class on Oct. 28 and Nov. 25

Term 2 | The Path of Meditation | Jan. 13 thru March 3

Term 3 | Waking Up to Our Lives | March 31 thru June 2 - No class on April 28th and May 5

Thursdays 6-8pm; 7-8 classes per term

Hosted via Zoom throughout. 

Guided by Audrey Perkins, MA and Kate Gallagher, MA, 500 e-RYT.


Uncertainty is our human inheritance, a truth that has been made ever more obvious by the global events of the last two years. Presence, compassion, and wisdom are a tremendous refuge as we endeavor to meet the full spectrum of our human lives--the confusion, fear, longing, anticipation, connection, joy-- the whole catastrophe, as Jon Kabat-Zinn calls it.  

The good news is we can train to cultivate the inner resources that provide a refuge from being helplessly yanked around by life’s inevitable uncertainties. These protective qualities--embodied presence, compassion, and wisdom--are always available to us, yet paradoxically emerge with skilled training over time. This program emphasizes direct experience and a systematic development of meditative skills and methods that are hard to cultivate through “drop-in” sessions, the use of apps, and casual practice. 

Prerequisites: A deep interest, and some experience with meditation. Ability to commit to attending at least 6 of the 8 classes per term. Sessions will not be recorded/distributed, live attendance is encouraged. Aspiration to incorporate a contemplative path more deeply into daily life. Please note this program is not a clinically therapeutic group. 

Program Q&A Sessions: Thursdays September 30th 6-6:45pm and October 7th 6-6:45pm via Zoom Password: 12345

Learn more about the program instructors here

Thursday, October 14 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Conference or Workshop, Gathering, Training

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Health and Well-being, Skill Building


Community Members, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni, Industry Partner, Online



$700 Community & Alumni | $400 Current OSU Faculty & Staff | $200 Current OSU Student

College of Liberal Arts, School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, School of Psychological Sciences
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Kate Gallagher

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