Welcome to a Calm Place: A Companion to “Three Minutes a Day”

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. CT  
June 5 – July 10 (6 classes) 
TS Members: $50 • Nonmembers: $60


Welcome to a Calm Place A Companion to Three Minutes a DayThis course, developed as a companion to the recently published Three Minutes a Day, introduces the effective daily practice of calmness meditation. All of us experience periods in which we seem to lose control, and calmness meditation allows us more control and flexibility in our range of responses. This set of simple three-minute daily exercises introduces a state of calm, helping the practitioner to find a more spacious way of living and to generate a more creative way of life.

Each of the 45-minute sessions is experiential, building on the previous week. Each will begin with a brief introduction, a short meditation, and a discussion followed by 15 minutes for questions and discussion.

Registration includes on-demand access to recordings of all the classes, which can be viewed for two weeks following the date of the final class. Late registrants will receive recording links to all missed sessions for on-demand viewing.

Weekly Topics:

  • Week 1: Introducing Concentration: Watching a Candle
  • Week 2: Distinguishing “Vitaka” from “Vicara”: The sound of a fading bell
  • Week 3: Working with the Breath: The sensation of the breath
  • Week 4: White Ball Breathing
  • Week 5: Traveling with the Ball
  • Week 6: White and Red Balls

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Richard DixeyRichard Dixey, Ph.D., is the author of Three Minutes a Day: A Fourteen Week Course to Learn Meditation and Transform Your Life, and a senior faculty member at Dharma College in Berkeley, California. A research scientist and a lifelong student of Buddhism who holds advanced degrees in biophysics and the history and philosophy of science, Dixey directed a bioelectronic research unit at a London hospital before becoming CEO of his own biotech company. For more information, visit richarddixey.com.

Program Format

This is a live, interactive online program that will also be recorded. Our goal is to send recordings to you within two business days, often sooner. Recordings will be available for on-demand viewing for two weeks following the date of the final class.

Software Platform

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