In this course, you will learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress and learning how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, with emphasis on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas and Zen silent illumination. Be prepared for a life-changing experience that can impart a deep sense of peace, help lower blood pressure, and help change compulsive behavior. Please wear non-restrictive clothing. Two texts are recommended, but not required for this class: The Power of Now and Stillness Speaks, both by Eckhart Tolle; available from online vendors.