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Meditation 101: Getting Started with Mindfulness with Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman
March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
With COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to learn how to calm the mind, be present with what is, and develop a sense of compassion and connection. Learning to practice mindfulness can do just that.
Mindfulness is an intentional connection with the present moment that changes how we relate to ourselves, others, and the world. A dedicated mindfulness practice cultivates compassion, inclining us to treat ourselves and one another with greater kindness. Mindfulness is similar to learning a musical skill, it brings joy and grows with daily practice. Emerging research demonstrates that mindfulness and compassion practice remodels the brain’s physical structure in ways that build resilience and support well-being.
Join Jack & Trudy, two pioneers in the field, for an introduction to the essentials of mindfulness. This 4-week class is appropriate for people new to meditation, as well as experienced meditators who want to refresh the fundamentals of their practice.
Through clear and insightful instruction and dialogue, you’ll cultivate the ability to:
- Feel more connected in your body
- Be present with emotion – both high & low
- Work with anxious, stressful or persistent thoughts
- Be friendly towards yourself
- Stay open and steady in the face of intense experiences
- Implement a sustained daily practice that works with your life
This class is especially helpful for people who have had difficulty meditating or feel they aren’t ‘doing it right’. We’ll keep it real – offering simple, practical guidance for meditation, as well as tools to implement in daily life. We might even have some fun.
Schedule (1-2:30pm PT):