Current Class Offerings

NEW! Bring a friend for $20 to the series or workshop when you register.*  It’s easy. You register and we send you an email asking for your friend’s name and where we should invoice the $20.  Easy – peazy!

Here is a FAQ to help you with any questions you might have about our live online classes.

Most classes are offered in a multi-week series format to encourage a routine that supports your meditation practice.

*Sorry – this does not apply to the Maha Series, including Lama Marut.
Living Authentically
Most people would agree that living “authentically” is the key to a happy, contented life.  But how do we actually do it?  What it means to be “true to oneself” is not at all obvious and the specifics of how to actually live a life of integrity can be perplexing.

In this two-part workshop with Lama Marut, we’ll examine the question of how to live authentically from a spiritual point of view.
Schedule:

Sunday at 7:00 pm (CT) for 2 weeks, starting May 5, 2019

Enlightenment in a Nutshell
Enlightenment is a mental and physical state that is possible for everyone in this lifetime.  There are a set of practices and steps you must take to get there. It is about as easy as becoming good at playing piano!  Ready to play?

This unique series of 6 classes will review the core ideas found in a Tibetan Geshe Degree (doctorate of philosophy.) It is a condensed introduction to Buddhist thought and practices based on the 5 year Asian Classics Institute courses. Join Hector to better understand how these timeless ideas can shift our view of the world and be a catalyst for happiness. It is an excellent introduction to the Asian Classics Institute courses taught at Three Jewels  in NYC.

ALL Levels of students are welcome, there are no prerequisites other than a burning passion to understand the experience of Life on this planet. 
Schedule:

Wednesday at 6:30 pm (CT) for 6 weeks, starting March 27, 2019

Jesus is My Buddha

Join Lacey for this very special journey during the season of Lent.

Lent is a retreat: a break amid the usual routines of our lives, over the forty-day period from Ash Wednesday until Easter. According to the Torah, on the Sabbath you can pick up an apple that naturally falls from a tree onto the ground, but you can’t pick it from the tree. Mindful Christian meditative prayer practice is very similar. In it, we take time to see things as they are, without interfering with them or trying to fix or change them. Once we know what is, we can then think and act wisely on what ought to be.

Schedule:

Wednesday at 9:00 am (CT) for 4 weeks, starting March 27, 2019

MO' Consciousness Book Club

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

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.

Breathwork for Vitality

In this weekly class you will learn how to utilize the power of your breath to generate energy, stamina, and a “keep up” spirit. 

Monthly donors can attend for free as a benefit for their contribution of $20+.  Become a monthly donor or you can drop-in for $10/class.

Schedule:

Tuesday at 8:45 am (CT) for 40 weeks, starting March 26, 2019

Deep Restore for Rest and Resiliency

Springtime is a great time to restore and renew your spirit!  Join the talented Jen Brennan for a 4-week Yoga Nidra iRest series based on the kosha model.  You’ll explore the layers of your body and soul to find your inner core of goodness.  This series will be great for those who have endured challenges and are ready to move forward with more meaning and joy in everyday life.  Each class will include a short teaching, dyad work and then an iRest healing session.

Schedule:

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

Five Wisdom Energies: An Exploration of the Five Buddha Families

In this six-week Buddhist meditation series, we will be exploring teachings on the Five Buddha Families, also known as the Five Wisdom Energies.

These teachings come from the Kalachakra Tantra, a rich and powerful practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The Kalachakra Tantra represents the Enlightened mandala of our inner and outer worlds and the connection between. Each of us express a unique mixture of energy through our attitudes, emotions, decisions, and actions. Although we often think of the world and our bodies in terms of our physical existence, it is underlying energy that makes the vibrant aspect of our being…the quality, texture, and feeling of our actual experience.

Schedule:

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

Rediscover Peace Through Deep Meditative Restoration

Kim offers this deep restorative iRest® class every first Saturday of the month.

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.

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 March 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm (CT)

Spring Into Mindfulness

In this short 8-week series, we will explore basic, yet profound teachings called the Three Principal Paths: Refuge (our mind), Bodhichitta (compassion) and World View (wisdom). We will connect these three concepts to the Four Nobles Truths as a way to understand the nature of human suffering.

Schedule:

Monday at 8:00 am (CT) for 8 weeks, starting March 18, 2019

Meditation for Beginners - Part Two

You needn’t have joined the group for the first six-weeks to benefit from this series.  Upon registration, you’ll receive the recordings from the prior classes and we’ll spend some time reviewing techniques in each class.

The beginner meditation class has corrected many of the assumptions about meditation that I have accumulated over the years and Karuna made us aware of road signs to watch for while meditating. I am so grateful for this insightful foundation providing a base to build on for my ongoing meditation practice, which I am more likely to continue routinely now that I have a better understanding of why and how we sit. Thank you!” ~ Amanda M.

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 4 weeks, starting March 16, 2019

How Will You Live This One Precious Life?

In this second module of The Source of All My Good, we are stepping squarely into the next two verses: how to live knowing we will die, understanding the seemingly random circumstances and events we call life, and discovering what can really help along the journey – namely, taking refuge. “How Will You Live This One Life?” will also continue our in-depth exploration of shamatha meditation and its importance as we find ourselves incorporating visualizations into our practice.  We’ll also reflect on the first two verses of the Source of All My Good, so participation in Module One is not necessary!

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.

Schedule:

Thursday at 8:45 am (CT) for 8 weeks, starting March 21, 2019

An Overview of the Buddhist Path: Looking Through the Lens of the Three Yanas

This six week meditation series will explore the Buddhist path of awakening through the lens of the three yanas: hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. The three yanas are often described as three vehicles that can help us travel on the journey to enlightenment. We’ll explore the foundation, path, and fruition of each of the yanas through philosophy, meditation practice, and group discussion.

Schedule:

Tuesday at 9:00 am (CT) for 6 weeks, starting June 4, 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)

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:

Tuesday at 8:00 pm (CT) for 7 weeks, starting September 3, 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)

You want to feel inspired when you sit!  Our intention is to bring you potent, guided, online group meditations that open hearts, expand quietude, and support your practice.

Exploring The 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 27, 2019

Culadasa - Bringing The Mind Illuminated Method to Your Practice (Recordings)

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)

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!