Sun, Feb 26|
Intro to Mindfulness - Living Consciously - March
A 4-week exploration of mindfulness meditation to strengthen our Reiki practice. It is also opened to everyone wishing to live more consciously.
Time & Location
Feb 26, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Yogaview-Wilmette, 1231 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091, USA
About the event
The third Reiki symbol points to "My Original Nature is Right Mindfulness". This class is an invitation for Reiki Practitioners to explore the teachings of Mindfulness and to everyone wishing to live more consciously and heartfully.
Mindfulness is the cultivation of non-judgmental awareness in which each thought, feeling, and sensation that arises is acknowledged and accepted just as it is. This kind and steady attention is often radically different from the way we tend to function in the world but is key to well-being and happiness in life. Mindfulness transforms how we relate to events and experiences, with ourselves, others, and the world around us. It creates a more spacious way of being in the world, that is wise and kind, less reactive. That spacious awareness allows us to look deeper into the nature of phenomena and the reality of what we are and to remember our true nature.
This is a 4-week mindfulness meditation program that will explore:
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness of body and breath
Mindfulness of emotions
Mindfulness of thoughts
Sunday, Feb 26 - 10 AM - 12 PM
Sunday, March 5 - 10 AM - 12 PM
Sunday, March 12 - 10 AM - 12 PM
Sunday, March 19 - 10 AM - 12 PM
Each session builds on the other. It includes a check-in, a talk, guided practice, and time for Q&A.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- Skills to improve moment-to-moment attention
- The importance of taking a pause
- Ways of inquiring into what is happening in body, heart, and mind
- How to meet the moment with greater presence and clarity to make conscious choices
- Build a capacity to cope with challenging situations
- Cultivate kindness, compassion, and well-being
- Skillful ways to live a more conscious and meaningful life
- Cultivate a sense of curiosity about life, the universe, and the human experience
Daily home practice assignments will be offered via email and encouraged.
Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening - Joseph Goldstein
The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology by Jack Kornfield
CULTIVATING MINDFULNESS CAN LEAD TO:
- Freedom from stress and anxiety, worry and anger
- Decreased reactivity - increased resilience
- Become more conscious, focused, and diligent
- Relaxing into who we are as human beings
- Experience a greater sense of aliveness, connection, and appreciation for life
- Gain a deeper understanding of life, and the nature of reality, and remember our true self
WHO CAN JOIN?
Any Reiki practitioner who is curious about mindfulness. Suitable for beginners with little or no experience of meditation and those who would like to strengthen their meditation practice.
Please note, mindfulness meditation, education, training, and practices are not substitutes for medical or mental health treatment. Participants who are working with a health professional are encouraged to consult with them about the advisability of incorporating mindfulness practices before class as well as appropriate modifications relevant to their unique circumstances. Participants are encouraged to also reach out privately to the teacher with any questions.
For any questions, please contact Veronique at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the teacher:
Veronique has been practicing various traditional forms of meditation for 15 years in Europe, Japan, and the US. These mainly include Concentration, Mantra, Zen, and Mindfulness meditation practices. Veronique is a Reiki Teacher at the Japanese Culture Center in Chicago, a graduate student of the International House of Reiki and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP) with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. Aside from meditation, Veronique teaches Usui Reiki Ryoho at the Japanese Culture Center in Chicago and at Yogaview. For more information, please visit her website www.moonstonesanctuary.com