CXL:Meditation: Tools for Living
with Sal DeMaio and Caroline DeMaio
Learn mindfulness meditation, a simple technique for training the mind's alertness and presence to bring flexibility and poise into daily life situations in the home or workplace. Whether dealing with distractedness, busyness, information overload, or other stressful situations, mindfulness allows us to appreciate the challenges of life and respond with confidence.
In this interactive workshop you will learn to:
- Practice mindfulness meditation
- Communicate mindfully with others
- Work through fear to respond with fearlessness
- Open to creative solutions
The program will begin at 10:30am and end at 4pm.
Karmê Chöling offers 2 price options for this program.
Please choose the option that works best for you.
Full Program Fee: $50
This price covers Karmê Chöling's actual operational cost for the program. By choosing to pay this price, you extend your generosity to Karmê Chöling and the other participants. Thanks to you, we can make more scholarships available and continue to enrich Karmê Chöling.
Discounted Program Fee: $40
This price reflects Karmê Chöling's commitment to keeping programs affordable. The operational costs for this program not covered by program fees come from donations.
Price includes meals but not accommodations.
It is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.
Online registration is not currently open.
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About Sal DeMaio
Sal DeMaio is a real estate appraiser. He is also a dedicated banjo and guitar player and has worked with many bands in the Northeast Kingdom during the last 40 years. Sal has studied Buddhism and meditation for many years. He has been active in a prison out-reach program in St. Johnsbury, and he is the coordinator of Ordinary Magic, a weekly open house at the St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center. He is also an instructor of Golden Ball Tai Chi.
About Caroline DeMaio
Caroline DeMaio is the school library media specialist at the Danville School, grades K-12. She has lived in the Northeast Kingdom for over 40 years, and has served on many community boards, including Umbrella, the Chamber of Commerce and Catamount Arts. She presently serves on the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Board. Ms. DeMaio has studied meditation and Buddhism for many years. She is a student of ikebana, Japanese flower arranging. She is a past chair of the Karmê Chöling board of directors, and is currently the co-chair of the St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center.