Special New Moon Chanting, Meditation and Sound Bath
Time & Location
About the Event
Come Join us on this month's New Moon at Yoga Jones in Ventura, California.
In this special new moon event we will have a guest Monk, Ajahn and our friend Courtney visiting from The American Buddhist Meditation Temple in Santa Barbara to guide us in chanting, with a period of meditation, and ending with deep relaxation using the resonant frequencies of Tibetan Singing Bowls, guiding us into a tranquil space where we can let go of unwanted stress and emotions.
Suggested Donation $30
About the Teachers
Sujan Maharjan is a classically trained Singing Bowl Therapist from Nepal.
Natalie Maharjan is a registered Yoga teacher and Ayurvedic Practitioner.
Courtney has been a Buddhist for some 20 years, and for many of those years aligned with Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn’s method of practice. In more recent years, a chance encounter with a Thai forest monk in Alaska led him to Theravadan Buddhism. In the Thai Forest Tradition, of which he now considers himself a practitioner, great emphasis is placed on formal meditation practice and the strict following of precepts that are designed to engender gentle qualities such as humility, renunciation and trustworthiness, while also strengthening mindfulness.
Courtney's teacher is a 72-year old Burmese meditation master called Sayadaw U Zeya. He once experienced a brief but rich period as a monastic disciple of Venerable U Zeya. Given his background, Courtney's practice aligns closely with the teachings of famous masters such as Mahasi Sayadaw and Ajahn Chah, while never steering far from the uniquely beautiful teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh.