This beginning meditation class offers step-by-step guidance for developing a personal meditation practice using mindfulness. It presents meditation in a clear and straightforward way. Each class offers: 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.
This comprehensive meditation course includes 10 weekly class sessions and a one-day retreat, for a total 21 hours of instruction. It gives you a complete overview of the practice of mindfulness meditation. It offers participants: instruction in the fundamental meditation techniques; study of the spiritual and psychological foundations of the meditative practice; support for developing a satisfying personal meditation practice; and guidance for applying meditative wisdom in daily life.
- Orientation Retreat – two options: Thursday, September 10, 2020, 9:00 a –3:30 p OR Saturday, September 12, 2020, 9:00 a –3:30 p
- 10 Monday classes: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2020 – 3 time options: 10:00 –11:30 a OR 1:00–2:30 p OR 7:00–8:30 p
Monday sessions – September 14 - November 23
“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, 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, 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, Chief Operating Officer for 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