Mindfulness Meditation
    • Living more fully, effectively and joyfully

Lao Zi

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 22:46

By non-doing, all doing becomes possible.

Lao Zi

Marcus Aurelius

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 22:45

Look within; within is the fountain of all good.

Marcus Aurelius

Socrates

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 22:44

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates

Growing Mindfulness

Sunday, 14 July 2013 12:51

Mindfulness, and the meditation that cultivates it, is a growing phenomenon in North America and elsewhere due its potential to improve one’s well-being and capabilities. It’s not new in the world - Buddhists have been practicing it for 2500 years. And it’s not necessarily Buddhist - after all, it’s a basic human capacity. But it does play a central role in the Buddhist methods of mental development and purification. And Buddhism has helped to spread its growth in the West. Another major force in the growing practice of mindfulness has been the work of Jon Kabatt-Zinn.

Curiosity

Friday, 05 July 2013 15:18

Investigate your thinking patterns and behaviours - open up to new possibilities

Mindfulness Meditation Course

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 19:24

If you want to learn how to take better care of yourself and discover a deeper sense of ease and peace of mind – and you are willing to actively engage in your own health and well-being – I invite you to participate in this seven-week interactive course on meditation and mindfulness. The course will give you the tools and training to enhance your health and happiness through a deep understanding of the mind-body connection, using scientifically-tested practices to mobilize your inner resources, reduce your reactivity to stressful situations, and respond to circumstances with greater awareness and presence.

 

This course is based on:

-      the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program designed by Jon Kabatt-Zinn, as set out in Full Catastrphe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness, and

 -     How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind by Pema Chodron

Course description:

In this course, you will:

  • Become more aware of your inner life from moment to moment – your body sensations, feelings, and thoughts
  • Develop a different way of relating to your sensations, thoughts and feelings through mindful acceptance rather than habitual, automatic routines
  • Learn to choose the most skillful response to thoughts, feelings and situations.

Format:

  • 8 weekly 2.5 hour sessions, plus one Saturday 6 hour session. Each session incorporates theory, guided meditation practice, and discussion.
  • daily home meditation of 30 minutes

Materials Provided:

  • guided meditations - audio recordings (breath and walking meditations, yoga, body scan)
  • binder of instructions (50 pages)

Fee

The course fee is $2,500, plus $25 for each participant to cover materials.

Joan Borysenko

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:48

Which of us, in our heart of hearts, is unaware that those moments when we feel deeply connected to another person, to nature, or to the quiet stillness in our own being are deeply healing?

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D,
president of Mind/Body Health Sciences, Inc.

Jon Kabatt-Zinn2

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:48

You certainly have to be ready for meditation . . . ready to listen carefully to your own voice, to your own heart, to your own breathing – to just be present for them and with them, without having to go anywhere or make anything better or different. This is hard work.

Jon Kabatt-Zinn

Jon Kabatt-Zinn1

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:47

To find our way, we will need to pay more attention to this moment. It is the only time in which to live, grow, feel, and change. We will need to become more aware of and take precautions against the incredible pull of the . . . past and future and the dream world they offer us in place of our lives.

Jon Kabatt-Zinn

Marcel Proust

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:46

We do not receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness, which no one else can make for us, which no one can spare us, for our wisdom is the point of view from which we come at last to regard the world.

Marcel Proust

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