In this fun and lively foundational course, appropriate for beginners and more advanced practitioners, we will explore the background and method of mindfulness meditation—including the fundamental understanding and attitude that will help you establish a lasting and meaningful practice.
We will cover the Frequently Asked Questions that many of us ask about mindfulness—learning how to move beyond struggle and procrastination—and get into this transformative practice.
RECOMMENDED READING: The Wisdom of No Escape and How to Meditate by Pema Chödrön
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM THIS COURSE:
- 4 online classes on Thursdays from January 6th - 27th, 2022
- A clear understanding of the mindfulness practice led by qualified teachers who have been through this journey
- Support from a community of like-minded people
- Guidelines for establishing a sustainable meditation practice
- Digital recordings of each session
I very much recommend the foundations course to anyone looking for a bit more lightness in their lives.
"Taking this course has allowed me to realize perhaps one of the best gifts I’m able to give myself. After taking up a daily practice and working on the skills presented in the course, I’m finally making a habit of being gentle with myself. I can remind myself that it’s okay to be teammates with that part of me that, previously, I tried to push aside or ignore. I’m finding that more often than not, I’m also able to extend that gentleness and kindness to others and it’s becoming second nature."
- Trent Sartain - Foundations of Mindfulness Participant
Class 1: January 6th – Introduction to mindfulness practice
Class 2: January 13th – Reducing distraction by cultivating simplicity
Class 3: January 20th – Experiencing hot and cool boredom
Class 4: January 27th – Stabilizing the spacious quality of mind
I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is wanting to build their personal practice or dip a toe into the idea of attending a teacher training.
"This foundations course was great! I heard David say on a podcast once that there are so many intro to meditation classes out there and it can end up feeling like a lot of “first dates.” This foundations class definitely strengthened my relationship to my meditation practice, made me feel more confident in my posture and technique, and deepened my base of knowledge to draw from.
The support of the online curriculum and community, as well as our humorous, honest, and grounded classes/group helped me stick with my daily practice. "
- Sarah Lavelle (she/they) - Foundations of Mindfulness Participant
YOUR DHARMA MOON TEACHERS:
David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. This tradition combines a contemporary, secular approach to meditation with the ancient practices and philosophies of Tibetan Buddhism.
David is also a four-time Emmy winner and two-time Grammy nominee, and a successful entrepreneur with over 40 years of experience integrating spiritual practice and everyday living. He is the author of Awakening From The Daydream; Re-imaging The Buddha’s Wheel of Life and Creativity Spirituality and Making A Buck on Wisdom Publications.
Susan is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo and Hapkido. She is a 500 hour experienced yoga and meditation instructor.
She is committed to her practices, her family and giving back to her community.
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