Introduction to Mindfulness
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About the event
A 4-week live mindfulness meditation program that will explore:
- Mindfulness as Kindness-
Mindfulness of body and breath
- Mindfulness of emotions
- Mindfulness of thoughts
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 wellbeing and quality of life.Simple as it may sound, 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 less reactive and generally happier.
Each session is 90 minutes long. It includes a check-in, a talk, guided practice, and time for Q&A.
“Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zin
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:- Practice mindfulness meditation to bring peace in body, mind, and heart- Cultivate resiliency and the ability to cope with stressful situations- Bring more attention and presence in daily life- Release tension, increase energy- Skills to bring more kindness, ease, creativity, happiness, and meaning in lifeDaily home practice assignments will be offered via email and encouraged.
CULTIVATING MINDFULNESS CAN LEAD TO ...- Relief from stress and anxiety- Heightened awareness- Increased resilience and diligence- Greater ease- Deeper care and engagement in our world
WHO CAN JOIN?Anyone with a curiosity about mindfulness. Suitable for beginners with little or no experience and those who would like to jump-start their meditation practice.
PREPARATION FOR ONLINE PRACTICEMake sure you are in a quiet and comfortable place at the time of the practice.We recommend you download the Zoom app on your laptop, desktop, or phone.Please test your audio/video in advance.You can practice seated on a chair.Plan for an hour session.Have some water available to drink.For any questions, please contact Veronique at email@example.com
About the teacherVeronique has been practicing various traditional forms of meditation for 15 years in Europe, Japan, and the US. These mainly include Zen, Insight, Mantra, and Mindfulness meditation practices. Veronique is currently completing the two-year 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 Yogaview in Wilmette. For more information, please visit her website www.moonstonesanctuary.com