Med 1 – Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

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.

Basic Mindfulness for Stress Resilience

The struggle is real. Relief is possible. If you frequently feel anxious, uncertain and distressed 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. Mindfulness meditation expands 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.

Interfaith Spirituality Series

Whether you belong within one religion or none, or are eclectic in your spirituality, religious traditions from across the world offer insights that can benefit your own spiritual life. The courses in our 2022 Interfaith Spiritual Practice series invite you to engage your inner life and the outer world through ancient-but-timely practices from various spiritual traditions.

Med 2 – Insight Meditation

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.

Med 5 – Awakening Wellness

There is a deep spring of wellbeing within each of us. The doorway to finding that inner contentment is through awareness. Mindfulness, an ancient technique for attentional training, is simple but not easy to master. There are many subtle aspects to the practice. This course for experienced meditators reviews the basic aspects of mindfulness meditation with a goal toward spiritual growth, exploring levels of consciousness, and human flourishing.

Med 3 – Our Place in the Cosmos

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?   

Embracing Resilience

Stress and adversity are realities of our everyday life, particularly in these unsettling and unpredictable times. Over the last several years we have been in a collective state of stress like we have never experienced before, both individually and as a culture. So now more than ever, we have a collective need to understand the impact of stress on our brains, bodies, & culture, as well as to learn ways to mitigate and manage that stress. Science has helped us understand the biological underpinnings of our stress response and how experience shapes our brains and bodies. Fortunately, science has not only helped us identify the problems linked with stress and adversity, but also the solutions. In this class we will explore the science of stress, resilience, & mindfulness as it supports our personal wellbeing by understanding and practicing the Pause for our Resilience.

Mindfulness and Healing: Re-Membering Our Wholeness

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.

Pandemic Mental Health: Utilizing Mindfulness in Uncertain Times

The pandemic has significantly impacted the overall mental health and well-being of individuals. Good mental health includes having a sense of wellness and stability in a variety of areas including: social, physical, emotional, spiritual, and economic areas. When one area becomes disrupted, individuals often struggle with returning to a healthy balance. The pandemic has created a situation in which multiple factors that impact mental health have been disrupted all at once and, in many cases, repeatedly. This abrupt and continual disruption of healthy functioning has created a mental health crisis for many. This series seeks to help individuals better understand mental health in a holistic manner, accounting for the various intersecting factors that impact mental health and wellness in relation to the pandemic. Additionally, participants will learn the benefits of mindfulness-based therapies and methods to improve their mental health during uncertain times.

Self-Compassion and Healing

Life comes with baggage. We make mistakes, have regrets, and sometimes, we take out life’s ups and downs on ourselves in the form of self-criticism. We often talk at length about compassion, but forget to include ourselves in the conversation. So, how do we learn to hold ourselves with kindness when things aren’t going our way?

Healing Series

Our world has endured the tragedy of a pandemic together. There have been devastating consequences to our lives both individually and as community. The courses offered in our 2022 Healing Series is an introduction to healing those wounds. We invite you to engage in this specialized series with experts in the field of mental health and healing.

Becoming a Conscious Elder

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.

Free Workshop: Introduction to Meditation

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.

Summer Meditation Series

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.

Weekly Meditation Drop In

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.