Balance. A gyroscope is an amazing thing. If you put it on a table, it will just fall over. But get it spinning fast enough, and it will stand upright all by itself. You can balance it on your fingertip or even on a piece of string! Like a gyroscope, our lives are in constant motion. It is that very motion that keeps a gyroscope upright and that creates the richness of our daily lives. But sometimes all that spinning can get overwhelming. What if you could find the central axis—the core that remains unmoved while everything else whirls around it? The poet TS Eliot called this "the still point of the spinning world," and it's not so hard to find. Sometimes you need to be involved in all that activity, but you don't have to stop the world and get off whenever you want some peace. It's already there, at the still point. Let us help you find it.
about where to start
Flexibility. At Stillpoint Meditation we focus primarily on a variety of mindfulness techniques that can provide immediate relief to daily stresses as well as a long term increase in your ability to meet greater challenges with calm and confidence; relaxation in the moment, as well as increased fulfillment from all of life’s little pleasures; a sense of presence as well as a profound understanding of who you are and how you can nourish your deepest self. We will help you find a method that works for you, or will create customized techniques to match your interests and needs. And will guide you along the path as far as you want to go.
Enjoying the journey. Stillpoint Meditation seeks to provide a moment of quiet in this hectic world, and to train practitioners to be able to do so on their own. We emphasize the importance of a personal daily meditation practice but complement this with group meditations throughout the week and ongoing classes to broaden and deepen your own journey. One-on-one guidance is also available as well as customized programs for businesses and groups.
about your teacher
Pez Owen is a long-time student of mindfulness teacher and scholar Shinzen Young, who encouraged her to start teaching in 2009. She began as a facilitator/coach and eventually joined Shinzen as a co-teacher during retreats in Israel. In 2014, a retiring Flagstaff meditation teacher asked her to take over his weekly mindfulness group in Flagstaff, and she has been teaching there ever since. She has offered meditation workshops at Coconino Community College, the MS Society, and for high school students at Ponderosa High School, as well as many individual and small group training sessions. Stillpoint Meditation marks the next step in her effort to make the benefits of meditation available to any who seek them.