Introduction to Meditation

Saturday | 1 session
9:00 am – 12 noon
Please check back later in the summer for dates and registration.

Teacher: Dorothyann Coyne and teacher assistants
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This class is designed for those new to meditation with a little or no experience at all with the practice. Basic detailed instructions for the practice of Vipassana Meditation (also called Insight Meditation or Mindfulness) will be offered.

You are not expected to learn everything in one class and we encourage you to attend more than one class to build on your meditation skills and create sangha.

Fee: $30 per session

Contact teacher: Dorothyann Coyne –

Held at:
1420 Hill Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Map (street parking available)

Street parking is available, you may want to arrive early for parking and walking.

An email from Dorothyann’s Grandson: Grandma! I loved having brunch with you too. I just finished reading your whole letter. Thanks for putting down in words everything we walked about. I’ll do my best to start following these practices. Some I already do, but there is always room for improvement, and some I really haven’t spent much time with. 

Thanks again. Much love! I’ll see you again soon hopefully. 

Your grandson 🙂

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, Dorothy Ann Coyne <> wrote:

Dearest Alex — Thank you so very much for the lovely brunch we shared the other morning.  I so enjoy spending time with you.  Love anticipating it, love being with you, love remembering it.  Crazy eh?  Guess I simply love you.

You asked me about meditation.  So you hit me right where I truly live and I’m going to type into this email a bit of general instructions that you can look over and maybe they will serve you as you de-stress.

First of all, know that you can quiet the mind, spirit and inner agitation whether “sitting, standing, walking or lying down” to quote the ancient masters.  And there is no special place you have to be.  The old instructions mention leaving town and going to sit under a tree.  There is no doubt that nature gives us the most supportive place, but, not to worry, you can find the inner peace on a train, in a bus, at your desk, walking from here to there, standing at a window, stopping anywhere and just being there.

Sometimes I teach a curious an acronym — BRFWA — doesn’t spell anything but sums up the qualities of this practice.  I learned it in my yoga training at Kripalu.  It stands for breathe, relax, feel, watch and allow.

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All Deep Spring Center teachers offer their time on a Dana (donation) basis, joyfully sharing the teachings. Your free-will offerings to the teachers are welcomed.
  • Students can take these classes as often as they wish.  As each class is foundational to our understanding of this life-enhancing practice, it would make sense to come back often to join in the discussion and learning process.  
  • No one should stay away from these classes for financial reasons. Please contact us at or 734.477.5848 to request a scholarship or make financial arrangements. No one will be turned away for financial reasons.
  • Beginners as well as experienced meditators are very welcome.

Classes normally held at:
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth
704 Airport Blvd.Ann Arbor, MI  48106
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