Join us at the museums for Mindfulness at the Museum, new weekly free wellness classes outside in the gardens at the Museum of Ventura County and the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula.
You can participate at the Museum of Ventura County (100 E. Main St., Ventura) on Thursdays from 4—5pm and at the Agriculture Museum (926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula) on Saturdays from 10—11am in Santa Paula.
These classes provide fun and free activities for individuals and families. Beginners are encouraged to participate. All classes are free. Classes are limited and registration is required. MVC Members will have the opportunity to register first. Consider becoming an MVC Member today!
Register to join us for Tai Chi and Medication with Bhante Sutadhara on Thursday, June 24 @ 4PM at the Museum of Ventura County. Tai chi is often called “moving meditation,” but those who practice it consistently often refer to it as “moving medication.” Tai chi is a great mindful exercise. Tai chi is a traditional Chinese martial art that has been practiced over centuries for self-development. This practice connects the mind, the spirit and your body. Tai chi is comprised of a sequence of slow movements that gracefully flow from one to another. We will also practice and discuss stationary meditation techniques. Meditation has many definitions and meanings. In the West, it often refers to thinking something over or reflection. For Buddhists, meditation is a spiritual discipline that utilizes the power of attention to help us along the path of awakening.
Director, Ventura Buddhist Study Center Tripitakavedi (Bachelor of Buddhist Textual studies), B.A.(Sri Lanka), M.A.(Hawaii).
Venerable Tapovanaye Sutadhara entered the order of Buddhist Monks as a novice in 1966, at Tapovanaya Buddhist Monastery, Mulleriyawa-New Town, Sri Lanka, under the tutelage of Late-Venerable Kudawelle Vangeesa Maha Thero, a renowned Meditation Master in Insight Meditation and Venerable Dodampahala Chandrasiri Maha Thero, Patriarch, Sri Kalyanivansa Chapter of Amarapura Sect, Sri Lanka.
He was a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya,
Sri Lanka. During his career as an academic he held following administrative positions:
(1) Head, Department of Linguistics, (2) Coordinator, M.A. Degree Program (by Course work), (3) Head, English Language Teaching Unit, and (4) Senior Student Counselor.