Ginger Clarkson, Vipassana Tradition
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Using Qigong exercises to relax the body and focus the mind, this meditation helps participants notice whatever body sensations, thoughts, perceptions, and emotions arise from moment to moment. Vipassana meditation involves fluid attention to what is actually occurring, both internally and externally, without trying to change, judge, or analyze it. A practitioner aims to observe consciously whatever happens, neither grasping nor rejecting any particular stimulus or experience, thereby freeing themselves from habitual responses. Ginger Clarkson is a Board Certified Music Therapist, a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery, and a teacher of Vipassana meditation. In addition to her private practice in Houston, Texas, she trains students internationally in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). Ginger is also the author of A Silent Cure: Transforming Preverbal Trauma Through Meditation, as well as of songbooks, musical plays, and articles about music therapy and meditation. Trained as a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, Ginger is the founding teacher of the Cholula Vipassana Sangha in the state of Puebla, Mexico. She now leads the Insight Meditation Houston sangha at the First Unitarian Church in Houston. The series is co-sponsored by Ligmincha Texas Institute, The Jung Center of Houston, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the Rothko Chapel.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Experience contemplative practices from the Vipassana tradition.