Co-Meditation: Cultivating Relationship with the Beloved
Rob Schmidt, Ph.D., Tayu Meditation Center Director
Stuart Goodnick, Instructor, Tayu Meditation Center
Original date: Thursday, February 8, 2007, 7:30 pm


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As minds turn to appreciation of the Beloved with the approach of Valentine's Day, we offer an evening's introduction to a meditative practice explicitly designed to deepen relationship of every kind. In contrast to solo meditation forms, Co-Meditation is a two-person practice where we cultivate the ability to be present to every aspect of the Beloved, in every form the Beloved takes. There is no greater gift that we can offer those we love than our full and unmediated attention. Yet our habits often prevent us from giving that which we most wish to offer the Beloved. Join us for an introduction to a rigorous practice that can deepen and intensify the unwavering regard for the Beloved that is our best gift both to others and ourselves.

Stuart E. Goodnick, Tea Master and Co-Founder, has been a practitioner of Tayu meditation since 1985, and has been a Tayu meditation instructor since 1993. He holds degrees in physics from Caltech and UCSC, and has been a manager in the electronics and software industries since 1988. For the last seven years, Stuart has studied the shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) with master Masayuki Koga. In recent years, Stuart has been applying the principles of spiritual practice in daily life as a software executive in Silicon Valley start-ups. Stuart's fascination with fine tea of all varieties has shaped the extensive selection at Many Rivers.


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