Deepening Your Practice: A MBSR Graduate Series
This class is for graduates of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy who would like to go deeper in their practice, who would like support in working with, and through, the various obstacles and challenges that arise, and who would like to further integrate this practice into their daily lives. Each 90-minute class will include a period of meditation, group discussion, and opportunities to ask questions, as we explore ways to, more consistently, embody mindfulness with increased clarity, compassion, and tenderness, while bringing more presence and aliveness to our moment-by-moment experience. In so doing we increase our resilience and deepen our wisdom and bring this into our daily life.
This is also an opportunity to renew our commitment to approaching life through the lens of Mindfulness, and a chance to re-ground ourselves in the lessons learned from our practice and from the course.
Practicing and being together we have the precious opportunity to continue to transform our lives, to go beyond reducing stress and anxiety to cultivating joy, inner balance, and wholeness.
In this four-part series we will unpack each of the Nine Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness (Article found in the MBSR practice manual. Jon Kabat-Zinn added the last two foundations recently). We will work to understand and integrate them into our lives both in our formal and informal practices.
The practice of mindfulness is like cultivating a garden. A garden flourishes when certain conditions are present. Holding the Nine Attitudinal Foundations qualities in mind, reflecting upon them – cultivating them according to our best understanding – is the type of effort which nourishes, supports, and strengthens our practice. And, of course, all of this effort is in the service of living life in its fullness and reinforcing our inherent ability to choose skillful action.
Keeping these attitudes in mind was a key foundation of the MBSR program and what led us to choose this focus for our time together as a way of channeling our energies in the ongoing process of self-knowledge, healing, and growth. Remember too that they are interdependent. Each influences the other and working on one enhances them all.
The Nine Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness:
- Beginners’ Mind
- Letting Go
Wednesday, February 17th 7:00 – 8:30PM
Wednesday, March 3rd 7:00 – 8:30PM
Wednesday, March 17th 7:00 – 8:30PM
(Skipping two weeks)
Thursday, April 8th 7:00 – 8:30PM
Tuition for the series:
$167 ($147 if paid by February 10).