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Introduction to Meditation Workshops
A 60-Minute Workshop
Mindfulness meditation has been clinically demonstrated to increase relaxation, relieve stress, reduce anxiety and bolster self-esteem. CEOs, attorneys, healthcare professionals, educators, and the military are paying attention. The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Time Magazine are putting mindfulness on the front page. Modern science is learning that the ancient spiritual practice of meditation is relevant to addressing complex modern problems.
This 60-minute workshop offers a basic introduction to theory and practice of mindfulness meditation, as well as its physical, psychological and spiritual benefits.
Meditation is an ancient spiritual practice that has remarkable practical benefits for both body and mind. This class offers practical, step-by-step guidance for developing a personal meditation practice using mindfulness. This class includes: basic instruction in the techniques of mindfulness meditation; the psychological principles and spiritual underpinnings of the practice; and clear guidance for bringing the fruits of the meditation practice into professional and everyday life.
Orientation Retreat: September 12 — 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. OR Saturday, September 14 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
3 time options: Wednesdays 10:00 –11:30 a.m. OR 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. OR 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. beginning Sept 18
This four-week course provides a basic introduction to mindfulness and meditation, based on the Koru Mindfulness program developed at Duke University by psychiatrists Holly Rogers, MD and Margaret Maytan, MD. This evidence-informed curriculum invites you to learn ten practices for increasing the state we call “mindfulness” and reaping the benefits for your personal and professional life. If you are new to mindfulness and meditation, this basic course is a good first step into mindfulness and a good bridge to our ten-week Med 1 Beginning Meditation course. It can also serve as a refresher for those who already have a mindfulness practice.
Allow your children the time to unwind this summer at our Inside Out Mindfulness & Yoga Summer Camp!
It’s hard for children to really slow down in a busy, overscheduled world of endless stimulation, entertainment and distraction. This camp is designed for children entering grades 1-6 to unplug from the outer world and to tune in to their bodies, minds and environment.
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.
On the first Saturday of each month, this interfaith gathering offers contemplative support for meditators of all traditions. Each session includes brief meditation instruction and longer periods of silent sitting. Join us.