Current Class Offerings

Thank you for visiting our class registration page.  Click on the titles below for more information and to pay. You will receive an email with how to join your class after you register!  Classes are all live and online.

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Most classes are offered in a multi-week series format to encourage a routine that supports your daily meditation practice. Pricing reflects cost of series or workshop unless denoted with Drop-In for one class.
Breathwork for Vitality

In this four week series you will learn how to utilize the power of your breath to generate energy, stamina, and a “keep up” spirit. What a great way to kick off your new year!  On January 15th – Sarah offered a complimentary class to meet her and learn some of the practices she’ll cover starting on 1/22 – Register Here to receive link.

Schedule:

Tuesday at 8:45 am (CT) for 5 weeks, starting January 15, 2019

Ride Your Wild Tiger Meditation

Begin the year taking charge of your inner tiger!

The mind is like a wild tiger and meditation is learning to ride this tiger. Just because the tiger is wild and powerful doesn’t mean it can’t take direction from its rider. The power you gain from meditating comes from “staying” on the tiger and also from your ability to “guide” it towards the destination of your choice.

Schedule:

Monday at 8:00 am (CT) for 8 weeks, starting January 7, 2019

Mindfulness for Life Workshop

Are you struggling with negative thinking or distracting thoughts? Feeling emotionally drained? Having difficulty with relationships? Stuck in a cycle of bad habits? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then this workshop is perfect for you and the new year!

We will practice methods created to change negative thinking patterns, increase emotional intelligence, enhance your relationships, and change behaviors that have been holding you back from living up to your fullest potential.  Appropriate for anyone interested in self-development and exploration. This is a great class for beginners. No meditation experience required.

Join Jenny Fairbank, MSW and become empowered to transform your life by implementing simple tools.

Schedule:

On January 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm (CT)

Meditation for Beginners

Leaning on the stellar instruction she has received from her teachers, Karuna has designed this series to create the stability from which you can find a solid and consistent practice.   A sit here or there can’t be said to not be of benefit, but the real juice comes when we begin to look forward to our time on the cushion. 40 days is a powerful commitment and over these 6 weeks you’ll be asked to commit to a short daily practice.  Each week you will learn the skills necessary to form a lifelong meditation practice. 

Have a practice but are constantly battling irritation, dullness, or laziness? This series is designed for you too!

Schedule:

Saturday at 8:45 am (CT) for 6 weeks, starting January 19, 2019

Free Your Voice, Transform Your Life a 12 Month Exploration with Girish

Monthly drop-ins and pro-rated pricing is available!

Spend a year with world touring musician, author, teacher, and former Hindu monk, Girish. Explore tools and practices to find and express your true voice through mindful singing and chanting in this inspiring interactive series. Join Girish for this beautiful exploration of using your voice to transform your life!  Attend the entire year or drop in for individual workshops.

Listen to Girish go into detail about what the series will entail in this 3-minute video!

2019 dates: 1/14, 2/11, 3/18, 4/22, 5/13, 6/10, 7/15, 8/12, 9/23.  Classes are recorded, so if you miss a session or two, we’ve got you covered!

Schedule:

On January 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm (CT)

Bringing The Mind Illuminated Method to Your Practice (Stages 7-10)

How do you weave insight and awareness into your practice?  Join Culadasa as he expounds on these concepts and how to bring them onto your cushion through integrative and accessible practices.  He will be sharing practices from Stages 7-10 of the Mind Illuminated method.

The Mind Illuminated method is powerful, whether you are a beginner wanting to establish your practice or a seasoned veteran ready to master the deepest state of peace and mindfulness.

Bestselling meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg raves that The Mind Illuminated method — “brings the path of meditation to life.”

Schedule:

On January 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm (CT)

Meditations in Life
How can we take meditation out into the world beyond our cushion?  In this class we will explore teachings on emptiness as presented in the Vijnana Bhairava.   Denise’s classes are chocked full of meditations, teachings, and space for integration into your practice on your cushion, mat, and life.  This one will go deep friends!
Schedule:

Monday at 6:30 pm (CT) for 4 weeks, starting January 28, 2019

Quiet Mind, Open Heart: The Six Perfections

The Buddha described the practice of meditation as a vehicle that we use to travel the path from suffering to liberation, like a boat that helps us cross from one side of a river to the other. In this six week morning meditation series we will explore Buddhist teachings on the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections, which are six qualities that we cultivate on the path of meditation.  

Get to know Kelly in this short video where she delivers a nugget of wisdom in under three minutes! 

Schedule:

Tuesday at 9:00 am (CT) for 6 weeks, starting January 29, 2019

Growing Through Grief: Life After Loss

This 4-week series is designed to support those who are struggling to regain a sense of normalcy after experiencing a loss of a loved one or something deeply personal. Often, we give more power to our pain than we do to our peace, and this pain will persist until we learn the skills to navigate through the challenges and emotions in a healthy way.  Each class will include a short teaching, dyad work and then an iRest healing session.

Enjoy a 10-minute Decompress from the Day practice with Jen!

Schedule:

Thursday at 7:30 pm (CT) for 4 weeks, starting February 7, 2019

Rediscover Peace Through Deep Meditative Restoration

Kim offers this deep restorative iRest® class every first Saturday of the month – typically (note next class is 3/9)!

Integrative Restoration Meditation (iRest®) is a guided meditation that will ask you to rest back (seated or lying down) and open your senses to the present moment. As we experience present moment sensations, the mind and body are lulled into a deep state of relaxation that is similar to sleep. This practice offers much needed rest and restoration for anyone dealing with lack of sleep and stress. And, ultimately in this practice, we’re learning to remain aware and present in deep states of relaxation so we can meet and respond to all of life from this place of relaxed ease.

Cultivating Emotional Balance

This 7-week series is perfect for anyone interested in learning more about their own emotions and gaining a useful set of tools to manage, even overcome, the tricky ones. Really great for parents and teachers!

The Cultivating Emotional Balance Training emerged from the Destructive Emotions dialogue between behavioral scientists and the Dalai Lama, Buddhist monks, and scholars at the Mind and Life Institute in Dharamsala, India, in March of 2000. At the culmination of this meeting the Dalai Lama requested that the important ideas raised in these sessions, specifically how to manage the everyday obstacles of our destructive emotions, be turned into an accessible secular training.

Schedule:

Thursday at 8:00 pm (CT) for 7 weeks, starting March 14, 2019

MO' Consciousness Book Club

Mind Oasis is over the moon excited to welcome our first author for 2019 – Dr. Nancy Colier.  Dr. Colier, a frequent contributor to Psychology Today, is the author of “The Power of Off” and “Inviting a Monkey to Tea.”

Meet these gorgeous beings from the comfort of your home.  Click title for details and to register for these free events!

MOBC and Author Spotlight is lightly facilitated by MO Founder Karuna. We’ll meet for 60 minutes to meditate, discuss, and enjoy a MO’ Conscious Community once a month! All are welcome.

The bookclub is free to attend ~ donations are always welcome.

Turning Toward Your Light + Shamatha Meditation: An Intro

In this year-long study of Je Tsongkapa’s “The Source of All My Good,” we will explore the many elements of a spiritual path in great detail.  We shall discover how these concepts from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective — based on this important and beautiful work — are applicable in every moment and decision in our life.  Though based on the teachings of the Buddha, we will explore how to apply this wisdom to our everyday life from many perspectives – regardless of faith, philosophy, or religion.  In other words, we will bring this poem to life, finding applicability in each moment and circumstance in our daily life. You are invited to join us for the whole year; however, each segment can be studied “stand alone” and therefore you can join us for a particular module if you prefer.

This first module, “Turning Toward Your Light” will fuse together an in-depth exploration of shamatha meditation along with an introduction to the treatise and an exploration of the concepts presented in the first two verses: life before finding your path, invoking the light of your teacher, and the precious jewel – we call our life.

Schedule:

Thursday at 8:45 am (CT) for 7 weeks, starting January 17, 2019

Snow Leopards, Meditation Retreat, and Trekking in Nepal

Watch a 30-minute Q&A informational session with Brad and Karuna. 

Join us for a 15-Day trek to the Nar-Phu Valley – starts 11/4/19 from Kathmandu; we are flying, driving, and trekking to where the snow leopards play!  Along the way we will be doing some volunteer work and staying in age-old monasteries well off the normal tourist grid.  Our guide is Brad Clement – the Founder and Executive Director of the Pangje Foundation.  Brad is also a badass climber – having summited Mt. Everest several times and many other serious mountains as well.  Karuna, Founder and Executive Director of Mind Oasis, will be leading the retreat aspects of meditation, Dharma talks, and a service project for Panjge.

Schedule:

On November 4, 2019 at 8:00 am (CT)

Exploring Your Divine Masculine

Join Noah Drucker and Jamie Francis in an exploration of the Divine Masculine.  In these classes, we will explore the nature of the Divine Masculine and how it expresses in each of us, regardless of our gender. We will also discuss how this energy of the Masculine differs from the male gender and from patriarchy. We will use discussion, story-telling, meditation practices, and reflective writing activities to explore aspects of the Divine Masculine.  This will be a class for people of all genders, and will be very deep, powerful work. There will be concepts covered from several different spiritual traditions as well as from pop culture. This class is inclusive of all belief systems.

Schedule:

Wednesday at 7:30 pm (CT) for 5 weeks, starting February 13, 2019

Bodhisattva's Way of Life
The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, written by eighth-century Indian master Shantideva is one of the great works of Buddhist literature and illuminates the path to realizing our boundless compassion and wisdom. This Buddhist Studies class is open to new and continuing students. Each class will explore Mahayana Buddhist philosophy and will include guided meditation and discussion.  Drop-Ins Available!

Get to know Kelly in this short video where she provides a nugget of wisdom in under 3 minutes!

Schedule:

Friday at 9:00 am (CT) for 20 weeks, starting January 4, 2019

Meditate on the 8s (MO8)

Drop-in for FREE mindfulness group meditation with Meditate on the 8s – 17 times each week!

You want to feel inspired when you sit.  That’s why our intention for Meditate on the 8s  is to bring potent, guided, online meditations that open hearts, expand quietude, and support all the benefits of practice to this world – one mindful breath at a time.

Dakini Meditative Teacher Training

The Dakini Meditative Meditation Teacher Training is a 300-hour program that offers a comprehensive training in the practice of meditation, drawing from Tibetan Buddhist teachings as well as modern evidence-based research on meditation.

Students will learn to deepen their own understanding and practice and learn to teach the practice of meditation to others in both one on one and group settings.

The primary purpose of this training is to prepare students of meditation to become teachers of meditation.  An exciting component of the training will include a module on teaching meditation online!