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’re feeling extra anxiety, uncertainty, and distress these days, you’re not alone. Mindfulness meditation, however, can build your resilience capacity and has positive effects on anxiety, depression, focus, emotional intelligence, implicit bias, memory, creativity, listening, sleep quality, and compassion for self and others. If you are seeking greater well-being for yourself and those around you, here is a place to start.
Whether you belong within one religion or none, or are eclectic in your spirituality, the world’s great religious traditions offer insights that can benefit your meditation practice. The courses in our Fall 2021 Interfaith Spiritual Practice series invite you to engage your inner life and the outer world through ancient-but-timely practices from Celtic spirituality, the Taoist tradition, and Buddhism.
This course is for you if you already have some mindfulness meditation experience but want to go deeper to explore and strengthen your practice, with guidance from a seasoned teacher and the supportive community of fellow students. The goal is to use meditation to awaken wisdom and insight that leads to inner freedom and overcoming suffering.
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?
Would you like to deepen your meditation practice and use it to engage a hurting world? This 4-week course builds on the focus stability, window of tolerance, resilience and curiosity developed in the Basic Mindfulness for Stress Resilience (Koru Basic) course. This course nurtures a crucial skillset for anyone interested in applying mindfulness in the modern world: how to take our practice emphasis off the meditation seat and into action.
Society constantly bombards us with “Should’s”. We should have this, we should know that, we should be this, we should want that... The list feels endless. With expectations continually rising in tandem with the nearly inescapable reach of social media, many find themselves in a perpetual mode of striving. This state of desire for achievement and validation can lead to heightened levels of stress, depression, low self-esteem, and self-doubt. As we face this global pandemic together, attempting to breathe steadily through all the civil unrest, perhaps it is time to reevaluate the standards we hold ourselves and others to. Is it possible that we are all doing the best that we can under unfavorable circumstances? Now more than ever, it is time to meet ourselves with grace and an unconditional positive regard.
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.
The Mindfulness Meditation Training Program is a one-year, 100 hour learning experience for personal enrichment and professional development. It provides training and experience that equips you to guide and facilitate basic mindfulness and compassion practices. Through a holistic curriculum of non-credit monthly weekend seminars and small-group formation processes, you will grow in the wisdom and knowledge you need to live an integrated life, and you'll be empowered to share the benefits of mindfulness with others.
Would you like to have more insight into what makes you and others tick? Ever wonder why others see the world so differently than you do? The Enneagram is a profound self-awareness tool that helps you understand how personality forms, how it is useful, and the freedom we find when we remember what is right about us. Learn how the Enneagram can help you bring more wisdom, insight, and compassion into your personal and professional relationships.