This class is a great entry point for anyone who wants to learn how to meditate. Whether you’re battling anxiety, stress or depression, having a hard time focusing, seeking spiritual growth, or simply want to feel better and be more present, this class teaches the basics of establishing a mindfulness meditation practice that can have remarkable physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits. You’ll learn how to quiet your mind, get your ego in check, and live a more fully present life.
If you frequently feel anxious, uncertain, distressed and lonely/disconnected these days, you’re not alone. Fortunately, mindfulness meditation practices can support us to get beyond just coping to a renewed sense of connection and purpose, especially when we study and practice together, grounded with a sense of community. We can find our way home by sharing the experience of interbeing. We call this course “Applied Mindfulness” because our focus is engagement with practice. Whether you are a new or experienced meditator, you will learn about the rationale for mindfulness and meditation to support keeping your practice active and accessible in your daily life.
In this brief five-week class on meditation, we will cultivate an intentional meditation practice of deepening our awareness of ourselves and the world around, strengthening our compassion toward ourselves and the world around, and growing in wisdom. This class is for people who are brand new to meditation as well as for those who already have a practice or wish to invigorate it.
This course is for meditators who want to probe essential spiritual questions: Who am I? What does it mean to be part of a human community? What is my relationship to an interconnected world and an interconnected universe, which is far older, vaster, and more mysterious than we ever dreamed?
Re-membering our wholeness. If you feel disconnected, broken, or wounded, you are not alone. We are all wounded in essential and frequently secret ways, and it can be difficult to know how to begin to heal. Join us for a complete reframing of what it means to be broken, and what it means to heal. In the second part of our healing series, we will focus on re-membering ourselves into wholeness. Together we will find wisdom, strength and guidance within ourselves, our community, and in the larger natural world. Together we will discover ways to re-member ourselves into wholeness.
Stories are important and can change people. We are now learning the New Earth story is emerging. We now know that we are one with the Earth and come from the Earth rather than act as masters of the Earth. Our troubled world is changing, dying, and is in labor. The new world is being birthed. We as Elders are called to be doulas or midwives. As with the birthing process, we need to be mindful, to breathe, and to have the vision for what is coming forth. As Elders we can be witnesses of hope to this vital process.
In addition to many great satisfactions, aging inevitably involves losses of various kinds. These can be invitations to grow deeper as we grow older, developing an expansive spiritual openness to whatever the future brings.
Why are CEOs, attorneys, healthcare professionals, counselors, educators, and the military starting to pay attention to mindfulness meditation? Why has this ancient spiritual practice suddenly become so popular? Come to this free 60-minute class to see if mindfulness meditation might be for you.
You don’t need to take a summer break from mindfulness! This four-week series will help you deepen and maintain your meditation practice in the socially-distanced company of fellow meditators and guided by several of our senior meditation faculty. Beginner and experienced meditators welcome.