12-03-2010, 06:52 PM #1
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Meditation and talk on "Meditating With an Amazing Woman"
Couple to discuss Vipassana meditation and special teacher at Dec. 16 at Emerald Coast Meditation Society (ECMS)
Robert Bartz and Joan Head will discuss a special Vipassana teacher, Barbara Brodsky, with whom they have been studying since 1993, at the Dec. 16 meeting of the Emerald Coast Meditation Society. Their talk is titled “Meditating With an Amazing Woman.”
The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. with 30 minutes of silent meditation. The location is 480 Hwy. 393 N., a half mile north of Hwy. 98 in Santa Rosa Beach.
Bartz and Head, 10-year residents of Santa Rosa Beach, had been spiritual seekers for many years when they met Brodsky, of Ann Arbor, MI, who heads the DeepSpring Center for Meditation and Spiritual Inquiry. The purpose of the center is “to teach and support the deepening of awareness of non-dual reality and related issues through meditation.”
For several months each summer the couple attend Brodsky’s weekly talks as well as weekend and week-long retreats. Last year they were chosen, along with 16 other students, for a two-year deep spiritual program with Brodsky and other well-known spiritual leaders.
Bartz was a monk in a Trappist monastery near Dubuque, Iowa, for nine years, then a priest in the archdiocese of Youngstown, OH for six years. He taught college-level courses in theology and psychology for seven years. His profession was as a criminal psychologist in Detroit until he retired in 1992. He says “most of my adult life has been a search for a more humane alternative to traditional Christian spirituality/mysticism.”
Head was an elementary teacher and counselor in Michigan for 30 years, having earned a Specialist degree from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. She has been meditating for over 30 years. The two will talk about what Vipassana is, how they met Brodsky, and how she has changed their lives.
The ECMS is a nonsectarian group that welcomes meditators of all varieties. It meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Anyone who needs instruction should arrive by 6:15 p.m. For questions contact Nancy James, firstname.lastname@example.org.Caroling, www.wholeo.net
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