Classes

The ZenSpot Institute of Vedic & Taoist Studies For Everyone

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Classes at the ZenSpot Institute cover a variety of topics that support the ancient teachings of the Vedas and the Tao. The purpose is to enhance your appreciation and understanding of these ancient teachings / practices that originate from India and China.

Current and Upcoming Classes

Begin your journey into the ancient teachings today.

Classes are held in-person and online through Zoom video conferencing.

 

Taoist Meditation
Begins September 20
Sundays: 9:00am-9:30am MST
$12 per class, 10-Pass for $79 or 32-Session Package that Includes Wednesday Qigong Class for $299
Learn the traditional meditative practices associated with the Chinese philosophy of Taoism including concentration, mindfulness, contemplation, and visualization. These meditations will be focused on cultivating inner awareness of the self for health, happiness and harmony. Zoom Link provided upon registration.

Learn the traditional meditative practices associated with the Chinese philosophy of Taoism including concentration, mindfulness, contemplation, and visualization. These meditations will be focused on cultivating inner awareness of the self for health, happiness and harmony.

Zoom Link provided upon registration.

Learning to Wait, Welcoming Receptivity: Taoist Meditation
June 1 - August 10
Wednesdays: 5:30pm - 6:45pm MST
599.00
Within The Way, meditation gauges one’s progress. Meditation as a practice and a state of being holds the key to unlock one’s relationship to the ever-expanding, intertwined universe. Words cannot adequately describe its essence or its experience since words are partial constructs. That which is partial is unable to describe the whole. With that said, meditation enables us to awaken, connect, quiet, flow, expand, relinquish, grow, see, hear, feel and know. Through meditation the open door invites the practitioners into... More

Within The Way, meditation gauges one’s progress. Meditation as a practice and a state of being holds the key to unlock one’s relationship to the ever-expanding, intertwined universe. Words cannot adequately describe its essence or its experience since words are partial constructs. That which is partial is unable to describe the whole. With that said, meditation enables us to awaken, connect, quiet, flow, expand, relinquish, grow, see, hear, feel and know. Through meditation the open door invites the practitioners into stillness of mind and openness of heart. Now you become one with the cosmos.

In this class, you will study, discuss and practice an eighth century A.D. classic, described as “one of the most important Taoist texts ever written” and considered “the definitive work on the method of Taoist meditation known as Nei Guan (internal observation).” Central to the practice will be consideration of the essence of trust, respect and virtue.

Students will order and use the book, Daoist Meditation, The Purification of the Heart Method of Meditation and Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting, by Wu Jyh Cherng (2014).

This course fulfills requirements for 1. 200 Hour Qigong Certification and 2. Level 1, The Way of the Tao. Students receive 10 contact hours.

Location: From your own location via Zoom

Great Taoists – Chuang Tzu, Part 3
June 5 - August 21
Sundays: 4:30pm-5:30pm MST: 6/5, 6/12, (no class on Father’s Day, 6/19), 6/26, (no class on 7/3), 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21.
$210 for 3 months or $80 per month if paying monthly.
Many know of Lao Tzu and see him as the principal Taoist. Lao Tzu had contemporaries equal to his contribution. Chuang Tzu was among them. “Among the great books ever written about the nature of truth, Chuang Tzu’s is the highest,” (Ni, 2015, I Ching, p. 452). Part 3 will take us into the application for the present. A weekly gathering for one-hour, we will read Attaining Unlimited Life: The Teachings of Chuang Tzu. This class will involve each participant... More

Many know of Lao Tzu and see him as the principal Taoist. Lao Tzu had contemporaries equal to his contribution. Chuang Tzu was among them. “Among the great books ever written about the nature of truth, Chuang Tzu’s is the highest,” (Ni, 2015, I Ching, p. 452). Part 3 will take us into the application for the present.

A weekly gathering for one-hour, we will read Attaining Unlimited Life: The Teachings of Chuang Tzu. This class will involve each participant sharing in the reading of the text and then participating in conversation. Roughly 70% reading with 30% discussion. Learning to listen and absorb, the experiences will draw you into the mind of Chuang Tzu and unveil a path for living fully, The Natural Way.

Students will use and read from the book, Attaining Unlimited Life: The Teachings of Chuang Tzu by Hua-Ching Ni.

This course fulfills a requirement for Level 1, The Way of the Tao.

Woman Warrior Summer 2022 Pop-Up Series
June 24 - September 24
June 24th at 6pm, July 15th at 7am, August 12th at 7am + September 24th at 9am
$75 for the Series or $25 per Session
Join the Woman Warrior Circle and enjoy all 4 live sessions with your sisters in the Boise Metro Area. Book the series for $75 or each individual session for $25. June 24, 6pm - Hike with Jen at Military Reserve, Boise July 15, 7am - Strength training with Amy, Kleiner Park, Meridian Aug 12, 7am - Flow with Nathaly, Sunset Park, Boise Sept 24, 9am - Qigong-Yoga with Dr. Michael and Dr. Satyavani, Julia Davis Park, Boise

Join the Woman Warrior Circle and enjoy all 4 live sessions with your sisters in the Boise Metro Area.

Book the series for $75 or each individual session for $25.

June 24, 6pm - Hike with Jen at Military Reserve, Boise

July 15, 7am - Strength training with Amy, Kleiner Park, Meridian

Aug 12, 7am - Flow with Nathaly, Sunset Park, Boise

Sept 24, 9am - Qigong-Yoga with Dr. Michael and Dr. Satyavani, Julia Davis Park, Boise