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. 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.
Fall 2020 – Special Online Learning Opportunity
Respecting the current health guidelines for COVID-19, this class will be offered online via Zoom. We have limited enrollment to only 24 people per session, offering you an exclusive opportunity to learn meditation in a small community setting, allowing you to build strong, supportive connections with your fellow students and with the Earth & Spirit Center’s founder and lead meditation instructor, Joe Mitchell.
Two Class Options for Fall 2020
- Monday mornings – 10:00-11:30 a.m.
- Monday evenings – 7:00-8:30 p.m.
- September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2020
Instructor: Fr. Joe Mitchell
- Cost: $200; $225 after August 31, 2020. Contact us to inquire about need-based scholarships.
“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