4-week Series - Join any time!
4 October - 25 October
Mondays at 9:00am CT (75 minutes)
Recordings available for practice on your own time!
Join me on a journey into the lives and spiritual wisdom of four Christian Mystics. This course is not about religion or one particular God, but about how ordinary people became true mystics whose words can continue to inspire and teach us on our own spiritual paths.
These Mystics were ordinary people, often leading difficult lives, whose personal relationship to the Divine, their inner spirituality and their desire to help others led them to walk great, spiritually-wise paths. Each week we will learn a little bit about their lives, their teachings and through meditation and sharing begin to see how we can infuse this wisdom into our own lives and spiritual journey.
All are welcome - these beautiful and practical teachings are for all spiritual seekers and not for any particular one tradition.
Meet Jane on our podcast, Meditation Happy Hour: Tea, Talk & Truth with Karuna! Or watch the video below.
“If you want to make progress on the path and ascend to the places your soul has longed for the important thing is not to think much, but to love much, and so to do whatever best awakens you to love.”
~ St. Teresa of Avila
“A Mystic is a butterfly with tattered Wings.”
~ Thomas Merton
“Self-knowledge is so important that I do not care how high you are raised up to the heavens, I never want you to cease cultivating it. As long as we are on this earth, there’s nothing more essential than humility. Enter the room of self-knowledge first instead of floating off to other places. This is the path. Traveling along a safe and level road who needs wings to fly. Let’s make the best possible use of our feet first and learn to know ourselves.”
~ St. Teresa of Avila
“All shall be well and all shall be well and all matter of things shall be well.”
~ Julian of Norwich
“In the inner stillness where meditation leads, the Spirit secretly anoints the soul and heals our deepest wounds.”
~ St. John of the Cross
Jane lives in the beautiful North Carolina Mountains with her husband of 29 years and their two young adult sons. After 30 years in non-profit agencies working with neurodiverse people and their families, Jane started her own coaching and consulting business in 2019. Jane believes meditation can help increase a person’s self awareness and ability to be more present throughout the day to whatever arises. Meditation helps create what Jane calls a “sacred pause” – the ability to feel emotions, stay present, and pause before reacting.
She believes through body awareness and focusing on our breath, we can learn to regulate our own nervous systems. Jane believes a consistent meditation practice can improve communication in relationships and a person’s eye for joy even during difficult times. Meditation can help each person create a kinder, more present, compassionate world through personal meditation leading to mindful interactions off the cushion. Having two autistic sons and 30 years working with neurodiverse people, you can expect Jane to meet each person where they are and help them create their own journey.
Jane loves people and will provide a welcoming presence where each person will hopefully feel seen and held. Jane’s classes will focus on sensory awareness, self compassion, listening to your own heart’s intention, and finding joy even when life gets difficult. Jane finds joy and connection out in nature. She is an avid hiker and kayaker who loves to play in mountain creeks and meditate at the base of waterfalls. Jane can usually be found reading a book, dancing and singing with family and friends, or sipping a cup of tea on her porch feeding her soul with the mountain view. Jane has been meditating on and off for ten years.
She joined Community Meditation on Mind Oasis in March 2020 and fell in love with the welcoming community. As a life-long learner, Jane has immersed herself in many courses offered on Mind Oasis and graduated from the 300 hour Meditation Instructor Intensive. She begins her Advanced Meditation Immersion in September 2021!