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 as it serves to support your keeping practice active and accessible in your daily life.
Often, we experience conditions that create stress, hurt, and challenges in our lives. While we cannot always change those conditions, we can build inner resources so that we can rise to these challenges more effectively and experience a level of wholeness and joy in the face of challenges. The program is based around HEAL, an acronym for have a positive experience, enriched experience, absorb the experience, and lengthy experience to negative material. The program has extensive experiential components. It teaches practical skills that can be used to increase calm strength, confidence, and joy. The program is based on well research interventions. It links mindfulness and gratitude practices with current learnings from psychology and neurology.
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?
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.
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 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 have the vision for what is coming forth. As Elders we can be witnesses of hope to this vital process.
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.
Are you struggling to stay engaged with your meditation practice on your own? Are you looking for connection with others in a guided group meditation practice? You are not the only one! This NEW weekly gathering that will connect you with other meditators and provide support and guidance by skillful teachers. Open to beginning and experienced meditators. Curiosity is the only requirement.