Mindfulness Meditation for Pain and Difficult Emotions
Miracle of Mindfulness
Working with Pain and Difficult Emotions
5 week class
June 30 – July 28, 2011
Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 pm
Community Dharma Leaders
Lhasha Tizer & Terry Magee
Living with physical pain and the difficult emotions that arise in response to it is challenging. Having worked
with pain, we have discovered that it is not the pain itself that leads to suffering, but rather our relationship to
it. Learning how to relate to pain skillfully, through awareness of body sensations and without reacting to the
emotions that arise, we begin to unwind the habitual patterns that keep us locked in suffering. Through the
process of mindfulness we gain newfound trust and confidence and discover that pain can be transformed into
greater ease and fulfillment. We discover for ourselves that our situation is workable, and we open to the new
possibility of more freedom and ease in our lives.
The class will offer step by step instruction in mindfulness, meditation techniques, talks, discussion, personal
inquiry and Q&A. All are welcome and this class is suitable for all levels.
Suggested Donation: $65-$80
(40% will go to TCMC and 30% for each facilitator)
No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
Personal Interviews (optional): $10
Where: 1231 E. Edison, Tucson, AZ
Directions: One block S. of Grant and 2 houses W. of Mountain Ave.
To Register: Send your name, phone
number, email address and check,
payable to TCMC, to:
TCMC c/o Lhasha Tizer
3339 E. Seneca
Tucson, AZ 85716
Contact: Lhasha at 321-3670/ email@example.com or Terry at 481-7735/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Lhasha Tizer, M.S. has been practicing and teaching formal meditation techniques for over 30 years. She
began practicing Insight Meditation 17 years ago with Anna Douglas and other Spirit Rock teachers and has
taught at TCMC since 2000. She is currently enrolled in the Community Dharma Leader program at Spirit
Rock. She has worked with meditation for pain management for herself and others.
Terry Magee has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1995, studying under Shinzen Young, Anna
Douglas and Spirit Rock teachers. She teaches Mindfulness Meditation classes at the Tucson Community
Meditation Center and also conducts individual interactive meditation sessions. She has been especially
interested in using mindfulness meditation for the management of physical pain for herself and others.
Lhasha and Terry are Community Dharma Leaders under the mentorship of Anna Douglas, founding teacher
of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California.