Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
This unique three-week summer course will help you to cultivate the practice and attitudes of mindfulness meditation in daily life by learning from your own experiences and from the wisdom of nature.
Cultivating mindfulness enhances our ability to connect with nature and reinforces its benefits.
Practicing mindfulness in nature can help us get to know ourselves better, learn to more easily switch from the busy “doing” (reactive) mode to “being” (responsive) mode, and support healing. In turn, we develop greater awareness, insight and trust in ourselves, as well as learn to meet ourselves and our experiences with wisdom and kindness.
Each two-hour session includes teachings, guided practices indoors and outdoors, periods of silence, journaling, and group discussion. In the tradition of most mindfulness courses, this course includes a day-long silent retreat (further information about the retreat will be given in the course).
Participants will receive a folder. Each week, handouts and readings will be added. There will be suggested home practices given weekly.
Participants should be dressed appropriately for the weather, as all sessions will include an outdoor portion.
Summer 2019 Course Dates:
• Monday July 8, 15 and 22, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Wednesday July 10 and 24, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
• Wednesday July 17, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
• Silent Retreat: Sunday July 21, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Facilitated by: Ameeta Dudani, mental health practitioner and mindfulness/yoga teacher
Cost: $299 + HSTBOOK NOW