This comprehensive introductory 10-week course gives you a complete overview of the practice of mindfulness meditation. It presents meditation in a clear and straightforward way, offering you step-by-step guidance for developing a personal meditation practice using mindfulness. Furthermore, you'll learn how to bring the precision and clarity of your meditation practice into your daily life situation, learning to handle stress, relationships, and life in general while absorbed in the present moment. The course includes: basic instruction in the techniques of mindfulness meditation that come from various spiritual traditions, the psychological principles and scriptural underpinnings of the practice, and clear guidance for bringing the fruits of the meditation practice into everyday life. The course will be taught with a combination of direct instruction and out-of-class practice.
“I would highly recommend the introduction to mindfulness meditation course to everyone. It has had a profound effect on me and how I view and handle all aspects of life.” – Jane Morreau, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Brown-Forman Corporation
“Most powerful course I've ever taken! I learned how to clear my mind and make a path for my emotional intelligence to guide me. I'm healthier, happier and more productive.” – Barbara Sexton Smith, member of the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Council
“With weekly sessions to guide practice and inspiring daily messages, developing a regular meditation practice for calm and serenity has been natural and enriching.” – Linda Valentine, former Executive Director, Presbyterian Church (USA) and corporate attorney.
“The Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation class launched me on a remarkable journey into an awareness of myself and the world around me, giving me a renewed sense of freedom and inner peace.” – Jim Wayne, Retired member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
“Taking the 10-week class provided an awakening on how to take the practice of mediation into being a strong, empathetic business leader.” – Dan Forte, Vice President for Programming and Events, Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
“The course made it easy to turn a mysterious concept mindfulness into a simple and generative practice that will serve me for a lifetime. I would recommend it to anyone!” – Tom Williams, attorney at Stoll Keenon Ogden and co-chairman of the Partnership for a Compassionate Louisville
“I'd recommend this class to anyone searching for a deeper meaning to their existence, more purpose to their daily activities, or simply peace amidst the general chaos of life.” – Brian Riendeau, Retired Executive Director, Dare to Care Food Bank, Louisville, KY
“The course was amazing and I highly recommend it, as it truly helped bring focus, clarity and peace of mind to my business and life.” – Joshua Rose, Attorney at Law, Abell Rose LLC
“Mindful meditation has been truly revolutionary for me. I highly recommend this course for anyone wishing to develop a greater sense of internal serenity or a stronger understanding of self.” – Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, President and CEO, Greater Louisville, Inc.
“Even if you have done meditation before, this wonderful class provides the opportunity to deepen your experience by learning from a master teacher. It brings mindfulness meditation alive with engaging and clear presentations.” – Cynthia Campbell, Pastor, Highland Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY
“This course on mindfulness meditation offers a beacon of hope for those who search for meaning. A balm for Earth and life itself.” – Marianne Welch, The Nature Conservancy’s Kentucky Chapter Board
“The mindfulness meditation course offered by the Earth & Spirit Center has helped me in a compassionate and highly effective manner.” – Dr. Robb Shrader, M.D., Ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon