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Intro to Mindfulness Meditation Course (Online – Zoom)
April 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDTFree
During this time of deep suffering and uncertainty, many are turning to mindfulness and compassion practices as a refuge in the storm.
In this four-session course (4/20, 4/27, 5/4 and 5/11), you will experience the transformative power of mindful awareness, learn valuable mindfulness skills and tools, and develop a regular meditation practice that works for you. We will explore the basics and benefits of mindfulness and the importance of integrating loving kindness and compassion (including self-compassion) in mindfulness practice. Together, we will practice mindfulness of breath, body, feelings, and thoughts. You’ll learn strategies to awaken to mindfulness and compassion when you’re in the thick of difficulty and dramatically shift the experience of your life, the people in it, and the world itself.
Each class will include instruction, a guided practice exercise, and Q&A. Please be aware that the classes are not stand-alone sessions. Each weekly class builds on the content covered previously.
This program will be offered through Zoom videoconferencing. In advance of the first class, we will send an email to you containing an invitation and link to join the Zoom meeting. You may prepare in advance to participate by tablet, smart phone or computer by downloading the Zoom app. Please see the Zoom instructions for joining a meeting if you have any questions.
Susan Meyer has been practicing mindfulness meditation for more than 25 years. She is a graduate of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, has attended silent vipassana retreats, and has received mindfulness meditation teacher training with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Her meditation practice has been her rock during our current situation, and she is passionate about guiding others to experience the benefits of mindfulness meditation.