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Click here to view our full calendar of classes on MeetUp.com.

To inquire about classes, please contact instructors directly.
Instructors accept cash or checks, but not credit cards.
  
Beginning Japanese

Next Date: TBA     Cost: TBA     Pre-Registration Required

"Mayu" is one Japanese word you already know if you frequent the sanctuary; how about learning other words and phrases in Japanese? This class will teach you the basics of two Japanese writing systems and beginner phrases/words centered around mindfulness and meditation. Bring a notebook, pen, and an open mind to the class.

For inquiries or to register, contact Helene at helene@helenekwong.com

 
Beginning Meditation    

4-Week Workshop
Wednesdays     7:30pm-9:00pm     $60     Pre-registration Required

Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
Mar 6, 13, 20, 27     to RSVP click here
Apr 3, 10, 17, 24      to RSVP click here
June 5, 12, 19, 26     to RSVP click here
July 10, 17, 24, 31     to RSVP click here 

 

This course will teach you the basics of meditation in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Each class will consist of discussions, exercises, and lots of Q&A. You'll learn about posture and breathing, various meditation techniques and their benefits, and how to develop a practice you can continue once the course is finished. Comfortable clothing recommended. 

For inquiries or to register, contact Cierra at 303-437-6240 or cierra@mayusanctuary.com 

 
Body Awareness Meditation    

Next Date: TBA     Cost: Pay What You Can     Drop-Ins Welcome

Body Awareness Meditation is an opportunity to use the physical body to become deeply grounded and very present. It can help you find a safe and spiritual place within yourself. Whether you have difficulty with body image, trauma, illness or anything else that has dampened your physical awareness, this technique can help you engage your spirit through being present in your body.

For inquiries, contact Leanna at 303-548-0958 or lstoufer@student.cccs.edu  

  
 
Brave Conversations

3rd Friday of every month     6:30-8:30pm     Cost: $5 suggested donation     Drop-Ins Welcome

To RSVP click here. Use the forward arrows to advance monthly through the calendar, and scroll to view the 3rd Friday of the month.

Community gatherings for discussions on illness, dying, grief, and living with purpose. We take the discomfort out of these critically important conversations, so that we all can learn, question, debate, and evolve into a more skillful society regarding life's inevitables.

Groups will incorporate a variety of conversation starters, from videos, music, art projects, guest speakers and more. Expect heart-felt dialogues and a renewed sense of life's preciousness. Please bring an open mind, and a sincere intent to listen without judgement.

For inquiries contact Cierra at 303-437-6240 or cierra@mayusanctuary.com.

 

Buddhism for Everyday Life

Mondays         6:00-8:00pm         Cost: $75         Pre-Reigistration Required.

Apr 8, 15, 22
Aug 12, 19, 26
Nov 11, 18, 25

While Buddhism is classified as a religion, many recognize that the time-honored Buddhist teachings are more about a way of life than a religion. There is no deity in Buddhism, so it can be easily integrated into your life, whether you are practicing another religion or not.

The Buddha's life was all about compassion and looking at ways to decrease suffering in our selves and in the world. The focus on mindfulness, loving kindness, and creating true peace—beginning with ourselves—has made a sweet difference in many people's lives, and can make a difference in our world at large.

Come learn about Buddhist teachings and practices in a relaxed and open environment. Val Stepien has been studying Buddhism for many years and was ordained in Thich Nhat Hanh's lineage (the United Buddhist Church) in 2011.

For inquiries or to register, please contact Val at 720-314-8123. 

 
Cards from the Heart

2nd Saturday of every month     1:00-4:00pm     Cost: $5 suggested donation     Drop-Ins Welcome

Bring your compassionate and creative spirit for a few hours of crafting Remembrance Cards. All supplies provided but you can bring embellishing items that inspire you. Cards will be mailed to families on the yearly anniversary of their loss. Come spend time in the company of like-minded friends enjoying a creative outlet, and making items that will touch the hearts of those in difficulty.

For inquiries contact Diane at 720-273-0546 or d.bieber@comcast.net

 
Caregiver Timeout

4th Friday of every month     6:00pm-8:30pm     Cost: Pay What You Can     Drop-Ins Welcome

Unstructured quiet time for professional and family caregivers to nurture & replenish themselves. No set schedule, visitors can arrive and leave as they please. All of Mayu's drop-in sanctuary services are made available, including art supplies, guided meditation audio programs, foot, hand & scalp massages, private meditation and hot tea.

For inquiries, contact Cierra at 303-437-6240 or cierra@mayusanctuary.com 

 
Deep Listening: The Art of Conscious Communication

Next Date: TBA     Cost: TBA

Communication is one of the most essential aspects of our being. It influences our health, work and relationships. Sometimes our thoughts, words and actions get in the way of what we really want. Identifying the blocks can lead us to make new choices.

We have access to our own unique inner wisdom if we listen deeply. Listening to our inner voice and expressing ourselves from that guidance can turn our stumbling blocks to stepping stones and create more of what we want.

This class will support you in gaining clarity and self awareness to create empowering communication with yourself and others.

To inquire or register contact Janet @ 303-588-8354 or fiorenzoj@gmail.com

 
 
Dharma Ocean

To RSVP click here. Use the forward arrows to advance monthly through the calendar, and scroll to view each month's Sunday and Tuesday classes.

More information about Dharma Ocean Denver can be found here.

Guided Meditation & Buddhist Classes

Sundays     6:30-8:30pm     Cost: $5-$10 suggested donation     Drop-Ins Welcome

Group Meditation

1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month     7:30-9:00pm     Cost: $5-$10 suggested donation      Drop-Ins Welcome

Teaching Series/Guided Meditation

2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month     7:00-9:00pm     Cost: $5-$10 suggested donation      RSVP Required  

 

 

Friends of American Buddhism 

1st & 3rd Tuesdays of every month     6:15pm-7:15pm     Cost: Pay What You Can     Drop-Ins Welcome

To RSVP click here. Use the forward arrows to advance monthly through the calendar, and scroll to view the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month.

These classes are for seekers, adventurers and slackers; people who are sick of their lives, who want love and success, who want to change the world; and for people who just for once would like to have a clear thought and peace of mind. Through meditation and mindfulness, you can learn to harness the power of everyday experience to lead an uncommonly fine life.

For inquiries, contact Jordan at jordan@beyondsw.com or http://www.meetup.com/Friends-of-American-Buddhism/

 

 
Intro to Zen

Sunday June 30      1:00pm-4:00pm     Cost: $20 + teaching dana (donation in the amt of your choice)     Pre-Registration Required

To RSVP click here.

A three hour introduction to Zen meditation including instruction and practice of Zazen (zen meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation).

Karin Ryuku Kempe Sensei has been practicing Zen since 1971, beginning at the Rochester Zen Center with Philip Kapleau Roshi and then with Toni Packer. She also studied with Shishin Wick Roshi, dharma heir of Taizan Maezumi Roshi, at the Great Mountain Zen Center, completing Jukai with him in 1997. Karin completed her koan training in 2005 with Danan Henry Roshi. She received dharma transmission in 2010 and is one of the three spiritual directors of the Zen Center of Denver.

For inquiries, or to register, please contact Karin at karinkempe@comcast.net.
     

 
Japa Mala & Guided Meditation

2nd & 4th Sunday of every month        5:00pm-6:00pm      $5-$10 suggested donation      Drop-Ins Welcome

To RSVP click here. Use the forward arrows to advance monthly through the calendar, and scroll to view the 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month.

Japa Mala is a form of meditation that utilizes the mala (prayer beads) to focus one's mind while silently repeating a mantra (sacred words,) thus helping to calm the mind and raise consciousness.

These sessions include a 20 min. period of Japa Mala with the mantra of your choice, followed by a 20 min. recorded guided meditation by Shree Swami Vishwananda Premavatara. Also, included is an introduction to The Mantra Project.

Guidance is available for japa mala, if needed. Bring your own Mala or Rosary (malas are available for sale at Mayu).

Cost: $5-$10 donation is welcome to cover the classroom rental fee, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Drop-ins welcome.

For inquiries contact Vidyavani at 303-517-8890 or vidyavani@bhaktimarga.org
 

 
Joyful Parenting: Mindfulness for Happy Families

1st Monday of every month (except June & July)         6:00pm-7:30pm        Drop-Ins Welcome

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These three classes will offer mindfulness practices to help parents reduce stress and connect with their children by promoting joy and love as well as awareness and compassion. Current research in neuroscience will support our exploration of how mindfulness can improve life for ourselves and for our families. Experiential activities will include time for meditation, individual reflection and dialogue about how developing our inner resources can assist us in being the parents we want to be.

For inquiries please contact Andra at 303-550-7512 or andra.brill@gmail.com. To pre-register please visit http://joyfulparenting.eventzilla.net. 

 

 
Know Pain, Know Gain

Thursday Mar 14      6:00pm-8:00pm      Cost: $25-$30 (see below)

To RSVP click here.

Understanding how pain works, in addition to meditation, has been shown to reduce pain and improve function. Whether we are experiencing pain today, or have in the past, we are all know its varying effects - and the effects of pain can range from mildly annoying to constant, crippling, and significantly affect your preferred lifestyle.

This course will give an overview of how acute and chronic pain works, in an easy to understand fashion that is based upon scientific information. You'll be shown strategies and practical exercises to help you put it into practice right away… so you can leave feeling better than when you came.

Cost: $25 if pre-registered by 3/13, or $30 drop-in. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a pen/paper for notes.

To register contact Renée at 303-578-0262 or renee@bodymind-pt.com. For more information, please go to www.bodymind-pt.com.

 
 
Lunchbox Buddha

Mondays     12:00-1:00pm     Cost: $25     Pre-Registration recommended, Drop-Ins Welcome

To RSVP click here. Scroll to find the Monday Lunchbox Buddha classes.

Join our lively spiritual lunch group. Unblock energies in money, career, relationships, health, spirit and let yourself soar! Food provided or feel free to bring your own. Nourish your body and your soul!

For questions or to register contact Joshua at 303-569-6276 or teamwinwin@runbox.com

 
Metta Meditation 

Mondays     9:00am-9:30am     Cost: Pay What You Can     Drop-Ins Welcome

To RSVP click here. Scroll to find the Monday Metta classes.

Metta is a Pali word translated as loving-kindness. Metta meditations help us cultivate a more open, loving heart while shifting our habitual self-centered thought patterns. These 30 min. guided meditations are appropriate for beginners, and those with little time for practice. We intentionally scheduled them on Mondays to help you bring a more gentle and peaceful presence to your week. 

For inquiries, contact Cierra at 303-437-6240 or cierra@mayusanctuary.com 

 
Mindful Eating - 2 Part Series

Next Date: TBA     $70 includes both sessions     Pre-Registration Required

If you have struggled with weight, eating, body image or repetitive dieting the path of mindful and intuitive eating can lead to more peace and confidence with yourself, food and your body. Discover how to tune into the wisdom of your body- learn to respond mindfully.

Each session involves:
-Mindful and Intuitive Eating Instruction
-Guided Hunger and Body Awareness
-Very Gentle breath and yoga practice
-Tools for Self guided Practice
-Discussion with Others
-Email Resources and Support between sessions

Please register through Meetup : http://www.meetup.com/Mindful-Eating-Mindful-Yoga-Denver/events/52982392/

For inquiries contact Erica at 303-733-9519 or Erica@Integrativelife.net 
 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

4-Wk Workshop
Thursdays Feb 14 - Mar 7          7:00pm-9:00pm          $65-$95 (see below)

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) approach teaches stress reduction and pain management through the practices of meditation and yoga. Participants uncover their current reactions to stress that keep them trapped in pain, depression and anxiety. Within an environment of patience, acceptance and curiosity, participants discover new approaches to manage their reactions to daily adversities.

Cost: $65 early bird (must register by Jan 24th), $85 after Jan 25th, $95 drop-in.

For inquiries contact Paul at 303-430-2862 or pauldeger@juno.com.
For more information, please go to www.mindfulnesstrainer.com.

 
OM Healing Circle

Every other Thursday         6:00-7:00pm        $5-$10 suggested donation        Reservation Required

To RSVP click here. Use the forward arrows to advance monthly through the calendar, and scroll to view every other Thursday.

OM Healing is an ancient group healing technique brought back in our time by the Grace of Mahavatar Kriya Babaji through his Direct Disciple, Shree Swami Vishwananda Premavatara, to help restore balance and unity in our world. More than 500 OM Healing groups worldwide come regularly together to chant the Cosmic Sound OM as a healing support for Mother Earth, for themselves and the whole of humanity. Like waves created by a stone thrown into water, the vibrations of the Cosmic Sound OM ripple into the surroundings. These vibrations can be beneficial to the participants and, also, reach other people, places and life situations.

Cost: $5-10 donation is welcome to cover the classroom rental fee, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Note: without at least 3 people the circle cannot take place. Please visit our Meetup page to view the number of participants.

Please wear comfortable clothes, since this is a practice normally done in padmasana (cross-legged sitting), or in a chair if needed. Also, be aware that once the circle is formed and chanting has begun, one cannot break the circle to enter, but may join by sitting in the classroom OUTSIDE THE CIRCLE and still derive full benefit.

For inquiries contact Vidyavani at 303-517-8890 or vidyavani@bhaktimarga.org
For more information please visit www.bhaktimarga.org and http://om-healing.org/

 
 
Painting From Within

1:00-2:30pm        $25, all materials provided         Pre-Registration Recommended

Saturday Feb 16              to RSVP click here
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Saturday Mar 16              
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Saturday Mar 23              
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Friday Apr 5 (6:30-8:00pm)   
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By connecting to the creative life force inside you, your painting will unfold as your intuition guides your every stroke in this relaxed, safe, no-experience necessary painting exploration. We'll start with a 15 minute guided meditation followed by an hour of painting, with group discussion afterwards. It’s recommended you wear comfortable clothing you don’t mind getting paint on.

For inquiries contact Kenna at 720-233-8715 or kennanorton@yahoo.com.

 

 

Pajama Meditation

Saturdays      8:00am-9:00am     Cost: Pay What You Can     Drop-Ins Welcome

To RSVP click here. Scroll to find the Saturday Pajama Meditation classes.

This is an informal sitting group with no teacher, appropriate for beginners or advanced practitioners. Meditation periods are divided into 10 min. intervals, in which you can choose silent sitting, standing or walking practice. Arrive in your p.j.'s! A wonderful opportunity to grow our neighborhood sangha and add lightheartedness to your practice.

For inquiries, contact Cierra at 303-437-6240 or cierra@mayusanctuary.com

 

 

Reading Group

1st Sunday of every month      4:00pm-5:30pm     $5 suggested donation     Drop-Ins Welcome

To RSVP click here. Use the forward arrows to advance monthly through the calendar, and scroll to find the 1st Sunday of the month.

This informal discussion group explores reading material related to the spiritual journey and the search for meaning. Because it's often difficult to find time to read a complete book we choose brief but profound articles pulled from spiritual and contemplative journals for our discussions.

Please contact Susanna to have the current article emailed to you. Printed copies will also be available in advance at Mayu.

For inquiries contact Susanna at neontetra@cybermesa.com.

 

The Power of Self-Care 

7:00pm-9:00pm       $70       Pre-Registration Required

Monday Mar 18 & 25         to RSVP click here  
Thursday Apr 18 & 25       
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Thursday Jun 20 & 27       
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Self–Care is Powerful Care

These classes will provide an introduction to Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine. You will learn how powerful the mind-body-spirit connection is in creating health and in healing disease. The class will begin with self assessments to create insight and awareness into where you are right now. We will then move to learning self-care techniques including guided imagery, the Relaxation Response and HeartMath techniques, aromatherapy, music, and restorative yoga.

The benefits of these self-care techniques include: improvement in your quality of life, decrease in blood pressure, and decrease in anxiety. They also promote healing and enhance immune function. Best of all, these are skills which are readily available to you and that you can cultivate for a lifetime. Learn how change in the moment can create changes that can last a lifetime.

For inquiries contact Mary at 303-512-3241 or ctr4healing@msn.com. More information is available at her website: www.thecenterforhealing.com.

 

 
Tai Chi

Wednesdays      6:00pm-7:00pm     Cost: $10, 1st class free     Drop-Ins Welcome

To RSVP click here. Scroll to find the Wednesday Tai Chi classes.

A gentle yet powerful class for developing a practice in standing meditation, qi gong and Yang style long form Tai Chi Chuan. Students will work on both the physical and perceptual level to discover how the mind, body & spirit are aligned through movement. No previous experience necessary.

For inquiries, contact Keiron at 720-420-9488 or bluewindka@yahoo.com

 

 

Qigong    

1st & 3rd Sunday of every month     2:00pm-3:30pm     $15     Drop-Ins Welcome
 Tuesdays     11:00am-12:00     $10     Drop-Ins Welcome

To RSVP click here. Use the forward arrows to advance monthly through the calendar, and scroll to find the Tuesday Qigong classs and the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month.

Qigong develops the mastery of the cultivation and refinement of chi (life force energy), leading to profound healing, enlightenment and full expression of life. You’ll explore qigong exercises such as heart-centered breathing that develop centeredness, increase energy, and strengthen and heal the holistic body. This class is beneficial to all experience, ability and age levels, and is easily adaptable to any present health considerations.

For inquiries, contact Sarah at 720-530-8948 or sarah.wholehealth@gmail.com. 

 

 

Yarn Circle

4th Sunday of every month     3:00-5:00pm     Cost: $5 suggested donation     Drop-Ins Welcome

To RSVP click here. Use the forward arrows to advance monthly through the calendar, and scroll to find the 4th Sundays of the month.

Come together with fellow knitters in an environment of camaraderie and compassion. A donation in the amount of your choice is requested if you're bringing your own knitting project. No donation necessary if you're knitting a shawl or lap blanket for our ITG programs. Shawls and blankets will be given throughout the year to individuals requesting assistance through our ITG Fund for Illness, Trauma & Grief.

For inquiries contact Diane at 720-273-0546 or d.bieber@comcast.net

 

 

Yoga for Grief      

2 hr Intro Workshop      Next Date: TBA      $30      Pre-Registration Required

6-week Series     Next Date: TBA     $90     Pre-Registration Required

Appropriate for anyone who is grieving. Whether your loss occurred this year or years ago, your heart may still be mourning. This class is an opportunity to connect with your body in a safe and non-judgmental space. There is no need to share your story or explain where you are in your grief journey. No previous yoga experience necessary.

For inquiries or to register, contact Tara at 720-232-6514 or gracegriefyoga@gmail.com

 





 
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