CANCELLED: Everyday Joys of Mindfulness
August 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm PDT - 8:30 pm PDT |
$190.00 – $600.00
Everyday Joys of Mindfulness
A 6-week training for living happily in the present.
with Shaila Catherine, Matthew Hahn, and Maria Straatmann
Update July 7: This course has been cancelled due to low registrations. We will offer another series course in Mountain View on the 2nd and 4th Mondays during the autumn. The topic is Beyond Distraction. Please REGISTER early for it.
Registration is required. Scroll below for tickets.
This course will help you develop mindfulness skills that strengthen focused attention, enhance the clarity of mind, and overcome restless distractions. We will cultivate mindfulness of breath, sensations, emotions, thoughts, and actions. This series will include exercises that enhance mindfulness, support the development of a daily meditation practice, highlight balanced awareness in work and home life, and provide the foundation for liberating insight. The course is appropriate for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners who wish to refine meditation techniques, bolster wisdom, and enjoy cultivating mindful awareness with a community of local meditators.
- July 10 – Why Meditate?: The transformative power of mindfulness with breathing — with Shaila Catherine
- July 24 – Cultivating Presence: Mindfulness of the body — with Matthew Hahn
- August 14 – Emotional Wisdom: Mindfulness of mental states — with Shaila Catherine
- August 28 – Settling the Restless Mind: Mindfulness of thoughts — with Maria Straatmann
- September 11 – Clarity in a Changing World: Insights into impermanence — with Shaila Catherine
- September 25 – Awakened Living: How mindfulness produces happiness and overcomes habits that cause suffering — with Shaila Catherine
WHO SHOULD JOIN: This course is open to all practitioners.
COURSE LEVELS: It is designed as a level 1-2 course. Click this link for a key to course level designations.
Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs.
REGISTRATION: Registration is required for this course. Registration fees are non-refundable. To register, select an option under the Tickets heading at the bottom of this page. (If you are viewing this page more than two months in advance of the course, the Tickets heading might not yet appear, so please check again later.) To register for a course, you purchase one ticket, which registers you for the entire class series. You only need to register once; you do not need to register separately for each class session.
Course Fee: The sliding scale fee range is from $190 to $600 and will be shared between IMSB and the teacher(s). The lower end of the sliding scale is intended for those with limited financial means. The low rate of $190 is estimated to cover only the basic expense of rent for the class period. This base rate does not factor in compensation for teachers or ongoing administrative expenses. If you pay at the mid to high range of the sliding scale, your generosity supports those with limited income in attending our programs and also supports IMSB and the teachers. We encourage you to choose the highest level that is appropriate for your economic situation.
Dana/Donations: Donation baskets will be available at each event for drop-in guests and those who wish to offer additional donations to support the teachers and IMSB. Dana gifts are tax-deductible.
Scholarship Assistance: A scholarship rate of $95 is offered for those with very limited financial means. If you need financial assistance, you may use the discount coupon code “halftherate” to reduce the lowest ticket by 50%. Or contact intention for additional assistance.
Partial or Drop-in Attendance: If you do not want to register for the whole course, but would like to attend one or two sessions on a drop-in basis, you may join us and offer payment at the door. The recommended sliding scale is $35–$100 per session, with a discount scholarship rate of $18 per session.
If you can attend at least 3 out of the 6 scheduled sessions, please use the usual tickets or scholarship code to register online.
Tax Deductions: The basic registration fee is not tax deductible. Donations above the base rate will be considered voluntary contributions and are tax deductible. Each January, the IMSB treasurer sends donors letters that acknowledge the amount donated in the previous year (above $250). This letter will serve as documentation for tax deduction purposes.
Cancellation Policy: All fees and payments are non-refundable. If you must cancel your participation in a course, and the registrar is notified prior to the start of the first class meeting, your registration fee will be converted into a voucher creditable towards the fee for a future event. Vouchers must be used within two years of the initial course start date, and may be transferred to only one future course. Cancellations that occur after the start of the first class are not eligible for the voucher credit.