meditation summer school

Nourish Your Soul

The summer meditation school program offers instruction and a supportive community to help sustain a personal practice of meditation. Each session includes a presentation on an aspect of Mindfulness Meditation, 30 minutes of silent sitting with periodic guidance, and practice-oriented discussion. It is an opportunity for deepening into the silence that allows for an awakening of the heart.

 

Meditation Summer School 2017

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Starting May 9th.

(May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 2017)

 

$150 for all 10 sessions or $20 per session at the door.

 

Meditation Summer School

Summer 2017

 

May 9th: Dharma and Drama

Glenda Hodges-Cook has been practicing insight meditation for thirty-five years.  Her initial instruction was with Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield.  She is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader training program offered through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, California. She has led the Louisville Vipassana Community for the past ten years. Glenda has a master’s degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing, and is on the adjunct faculty at Indiana University Southeast. 

 

May 16th: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Healthy Relationships

John Shealy, PhD, a licensed psychologist in private practice, specializes in Integral Psychotherapy and MBSR. He has practiced and taught mindfulness meditation for over 20 years. John’s teaching style is experiential, intimate and challenging. Drawing from a unique combination of education and training, commitment to personal practice and diverse life experience, he guides and supports his students as they establish a life-long practice of emotional healing, spiritual growth and transformation

 

May 23rd:  Healing of the Heart

Sister Patricia Huitt, SCN, is passionate about giving workshops and retreats around spirituality.  She has a masters degree in Theology and a doctoral degree in Ministry Formation.  She served as a missionary in Botswana for over 13 years.  She has served the Sisters of Charity Nazareth Community as the director of ministry and severed in pastoral ministry for many years at Sacred Heart Southern Missions in MS.

 

May 30th: TBD

Joe MitchellCP, a Catholic priest and member of the Passionist religious community, is president of the Earth & Spirit Center. He studied theology at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and earned a graduate degree in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies. His ministry includes presenting retreats in spirituality, meditation courses, religious environmental programs, as well as workshops in the new cosmology and Great Work.

 

June 6th:Making the Meditation Dimension Relative to Daily Life

Richard Sisto began meditation practice in 1965 with Soyu Matsuoka Roshi at the Zen Temple of Chicago. He was a student of Thomas Merton from 1967-68 in Kentucky. After moving to Ca.... He practiced with Gary Snyder and Swami Satchidananda. He lived at Ananda Meditation Retreat where he taught Yoga and meditation. He also taught at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and Sacramento State. He was Meditation teacher for 15 years at Bellarmine U and Interfaith Paths to Peace and numerous Churches and halfway houses in the Louisville area.

 

June 27th: How to Meditate Effectively

Rev. Thich Hang Dat obtained a Ph.D. degree in Religious Studies at University of the West, California. Currently, he is teaching Buddhism, Asian Religions, and Meditation at University of Houston, Indiana University Southeast, Indiana University South Bend, and Indiana University Kokomo.

 

July 11th:The Great Discovery: How To Rewire Your Brain For Less Stress And More Joy

Harry Pickens, B.A., CAPP (Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology), is an award-winning performing artist, educator, positive psychology practitioner, and life transformation coach. As pianist and composer, his multifaceted musical career has featured collaborations with hundreds of the world’s great jazz artists, choral works featuring the poetry of Wendell Berry, and a recent performance for the Dalai Lama. Mr. Pickens has also served as a classroom teacher on elementary, middle, and high school and collegiate levels; presented seminars and workshops nationally on leadership, personal mastery, team building, communication, and social entrepreneurship; and created/promoted community-wide celebrations that tap the power of the arts to inspire positive social change. As a positive psychology practitioner and life transformation coach, he develops and shares practical applications of cutting-edge research in the science of wellbeing.

 

July 18th: Loving Kindness and Somatic Awareness

 

Lois Luckett, LCSW, CHT , Lois has been in private practice as a Holistic/Transpersonal Therapist for over 30 years.  She is a Certified Hakomi teacher (a body-centered psychotherapy based on mindfulness).  Lois has presented extended workshops on Dream Work and taught Continuing Education for other Clinicians.  She has been practicing meditation for over 40 years utilizing the teachings of Edgar Cayce, TM, Shambhala, and Insight Meditation.  She serves on University Hospital’s Ethics Board, is co-chair of St. William Compassionate Commitment Committee and, with her wonderful husband Jim, has raised four fine fellows.  

 

July 25th:Sharing Mindfulness with Kids

Shelly Sowell, M.Ed., LPCC is based in Louisville, KY, Shelly Sowell as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Consultant, specializing in Mindfulness-Based Life Skills for teens and adults in private practice, education and business settings. She has worked as a counselor, educator, consultant and mindfulness-based life skills instructor throughout her career, which began in 2004, and has created wellness businesses in Miami, Los Angeles & Louisville.

 

 

August 1st:  Mindfulness and A New Earth Story

 

Kyle Kramer earned a Master of Divinity from Emory University and has lived and worked for over two decades at the intersection of ecology and spirituality. He and his family spent fifteen years as organic farmers and homesteaders in Spencer County, Indiana. He also served as the director of graduate theology programs and spiritual formation for Saint Meinrad, a Benedictine monastery and school of theology. Kyle is a current columnist for St. Anthony Messenger magazine, a former columnist for America magazine, serves as a Catholic Climate Ambassador for the Catholic Climate Covenant, and is the author of A Time to Plant: Life Lessons in Work, Prayer, and Dirt (Ave Maria Press, 2010). 

 

 

Instructors

Joe MitchellCP, a Catholic priest and member of the Passionist religious community, is president of the Earth & Spirit Center. He studied theology at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and earned a graduate degree in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies. His ministry includes presenting retreats in spirituality, meditation courses, religious environmental programs, as well as workshops in the new cosmology and Great Work

 

  

 

John Shealy, PhD, a licensed psychologist in private practice, specializes in Integral Psychotherapy and MBSR. He has practiced and taught mindfulness meditation for over 20 years. John’s teaching style is experiential, intimate and challenging. Drawing from a unique combination of education and training, commitment to personal practice and diverse life experience, he guides and supports his students as they establish a life-long practice of emotional healing, spiritual growth and transformation.

 

 

 

Glenda Hodges-Cook has been practicing insight meditation for thirty-five years.  Her initial instruction was with Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield.  She is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader training program offered through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, California. She has led the Louisville Vipassana Community for the past ten years. Glenda has a master’s degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing, and is on the adjunct faculty at Indiana University Southeast. 

 

 

 

Harry Pickens, B.A., CAPP (Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology), is an award-winning performing artist, educator, positive psychology practitioner, and life transformation coach. As pianist and composer, his multifaceted musical career has featured collaborations with hundreds of the world’s great jazz artists, choral works featuring the poetry of Wendell Berry, and a recent performance for the Dalai Lama. Mr. Pickens has also served as a classroom teacher on elementary, middle, and high school and collegiate levels; presented seminars and workshops nationally on leadership, personal mastery, team building, communication, and social entrepreneurship; and created/promoted community-wide celebrations that tap the power of the arts to inspire positive social change. As a positive psychology practitioner and life transformation coach, he develops and shares practical applications of cutting-edge research in the science of wellbeing. 

 

 

 

Lois Luckett, LCSW, CHT , Lois has been in private practice as a Holistic/Transpersonal Therapist for over 30 years.  She is a Certified Hakomi teacher (a body-centered psychotherapy based on mindfulness).  Lois has presented extended workshops on Dream Work and taught Continuing Education for other Clinicians.  She has been practicing meditation for over 40 years utilizing the teachings of Edgar Cayce, TM, Shambhala, and Insight Meditation.  She serves on University Hospital’s Ethics Board, is co-chair of St. William Compassionate Commitment Committee and, with her wonderful husband Jim, has raised four fine fellows.  

 

  

 

Shelly Sowell, M.Ed., LPCC, based in Louisville, KY, Shelly Sowell is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Consultant, specializing in Mindfulness-Based Life Skills for teens and adults in private practice, education and business settings.  Shelly has had a personal mindfulness practice for more than 15 years and is committed to bringing these invaluable skills into everyday living for individuals and communities.  She works with individuals, families, schools, & communities to create meaningful, effective and integrative mindfulness-based wellness programs.

 

 

 

Sister Patricia Huitt, SCN, is passionate about giving workshops and retreats around spirituality.  She has a masters degree in Theology and a doctoral degree in Ministry Formation.  She served as a missionary in Botswana for over 13 years.  She has served the Sisters of Charity Nazareth Community as the director of ministry and severed in pastoral ministry for many years at Sacred Heart Southern Missions in MS.

 

 

REGISTRATION

Classes can be taken individually at a drop-in rate of $20. No pre-registration is required.

The individual classes are not full.

Meditation Summer School

10 Week Program on Tuesdays

  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Suggested donation: $20 per session or $150 if paid in full at begnning of program
  • No one will be refused for lack of funds. Please apply for scholarship if there is need.

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