January 22, 2015 @ 7:15 pm PST - 9:00 pm PST
THIS COURSE is an introduction to the meditative development of mindfulness through which we refine our ability to focus and bring clear attention to all aspects of experience. We will cultivate mindfulness of breath, sensations, emotions, thoughts and actions. This series includes exercises that enhance mindfulness, support the establishment of a daily meditation practice, and highlight balanced awareness in work and home life. The course is appropriate for beginners as well as practitioners who wish to refine fundamental meditation techniques for a stronger daily practice.
No registration is required; however, the intention to attend the entire series is strongly encouraged as the instructions are cumulative and offered sequentially.
January 22 — Why Meditate?: The power of mindfulness with breathing with Shaila Catherine
January 29 — Cultivating Presence: Mindfulness of the body with Jennifer Dungan
February 5 — Settling the Restless Mind: Mindfulness of thoughts with Sharon Allen
February 12 — Emotional Presence: Mindfulness of mental states with Drew Oman
February 19 — Awakened Living: Integrating mindfulness into daily life with Jennifer Dungan and Drew Oman
February 26 — Community Practice: Sitting and Walking Meditation with Sharon Allen
Everyone is welcome. Chairs are provided. Bring a cushion and mat if you prefer to sit on the wood floor.
IMSB relies upon the generosity of participants to support our teachers and cover organizational expenses. Dana is a word in the ancient Pali language that describes donations, offerings and generosity. Two bowls will be available at an event to practice dana for the teacher and IMSB; we encourage you to give joyfully and generously, according to your resources and means. IMSB is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.