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Establishing a Daily Mindfulness Practice, October 12 in Carbondale, CO

Have you been wanting to develop a daily mindfulness practice? Or have you had a practice you’d like to revive or strengthen? 

Join us for a half day retreat to support a daily mindfulness practice that is practical and helps you engage in your life meaningfully. Learn keys to having a successful daily practice and gain guidance for maintaining it through the challenges and surprises of life. The retreat includes meditation practice that cultivates a stable attention as well as practices to bring intention to your actions and interactions. Bring mindfulness practices off the cushion and into your day to support living a meaningful life. 

No prior experience necessary. 

Cost

$35

Space is limited. 

For more information, call us at 970-633-0163 or email us at [email protected].

Men’s Recovery Retreat at Graymoor

Spiritual Retreat for Men in Recovery at Graymoor, in Garrison, NY

John Bruna

“It is said that for meditation to be of value, the results must show in our daily lives.” (Pg 47, NA Basic Text)

“Emotional balance is one of the first results of meditation, and our experience bears this out.” (Pg 47, NA Basic Text)

“There is a direct linkage among self-examination, meditation, and prayer. Taken separately these practices can bring much relief and benefit. But when they are logically related and interwoven, the result is an unshakable foundation for life.”  (Pg 98, 12 &12)

“The doors that open and close in our lives are not nearly as important as the person we are when we walk through them.”  John Bruna

Join us for our next men’s retreat at Graymoor, in Garrision, NY. This will be our eighth retreat there with John Bruna as a facilitator. This retreat is open to all men in recovery. 

The retreat begins on Friday evening and ends with lunch on Sunday. We will spend our time in the peaceful, contemplative environment of Graymoor, making time to unplug and connect with our own spiritual path. There will be some meditation, time for reflection, small group discussions and fellowship.  

The retreat will be at the Retreat House of the Sister’s of Atonement at the bottom of the hill at Graymoor and is limited to 40 participants.

John Bruna has been in continuous recovery since 1984, had successful careers in addiction treatment and as an educator prior to spending over six years as an ordained Buddhist monastic. Grateful to have found recovery in the 12-steps and for all those that have carried the message helping him and countless others, John has dedicated his life helping others do the same.  He is known for his warmth, humor, and ability to make teachings practical and accessible. John is the author of The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life: The Essence of Mindfulness and The Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery, and has presented at TEDx and conferences throughout the country. 


Register below or you can also register directly with Bruce, (516) 965-9928.

Dates: September 20-22, 2019

Location: Franciscan Sister’s of Atonement at Graymoor, 41 Old Highland Turnpike, Garrison, NY 10524

Cost: $225 per person. Includes room, meals, and snacks. John offers his time and teaching freely. There will be a donation basket available at the retreat to help cover his travel expenses and time. 

Questions – call Bruce at (516) 965-9928 or Dan at (917) 972-1598. You can also email us at [email protected]

Mindfulness Foundations Course

Mindfulness Foundations Course, September 10 – October 29 in Carbondale, CO

Laura Bartels

Join the Mindful Life Program Foundations Course, starting September 10, 2019, at our center in Carbondale, Colorado. Give yourself the gift of this lively and engaging opportunity to learn to live mindfully, with attention and intention, cultivating genuine happiness and a meaningful life. The course teaches the practice of meditation and the practical application of mindfulness in daily life. Empower yourself to integrate the four key areas and skills of mindfulness – attention, values, wisdom and an open heart – into your life in practical, accessible and universal ways.

Attention – Developing attention skills through meditation training, cultivating the skill of attending to what we choose to, and becoming aware of our attention

Values – Discovering what’s meaningful and important to us so that we bear these in mind. Exploring the relationship between values and genuine happiness. 

Wisdom –Learning to see clearly, becoming more aware of our perceptions and judgments, and developing skillfulness with ourselves and others in the area of emotions, communication and more. 

Open Heart – Developing healthy and beneficial attitudes and interactions through cultivating skills of compassion, loving-kindness, empathic joy and equanimity.

The course has dramatically improved my life” – Recent participant

Enrollment includes:

  • 20 hours of engaging in-person class 
  • Foundations Course Companion Journal
  • Downloadable guided meditations
  • Daily practice guide

Read the full description for the course under the Programs tab, and read more feedback from recent participants here.

Dates: Tuesdays,  September 10 – October 29, 6 – 8:30 pm

Facilitator: Laura Bartels

Cost: Early bird registration – Save $25 until August 19th. After August 19th – $250. Inquire about group discounts. Payment plans and scholarships are available. Our mission is to help everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. To apply for a payment plan or scholarship, please email us at [email protected]

*Continuing Professional Development (CPDs) credits available for social workers, therapists, and substance abuse counselors.

*Continuing Education Units (CEUs) may be available for teachers.

Mindfulness Foundations Course

Mindfulness Foundations Course, Sept 3 – Oct 22, 2019, in Corvallis, OR

Offer yourself the gift of mindfulness. Join the Mindful Life Program Foundations Course, September 3 – October 22, 2019, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Corvallis, OR. Give yourself the gift of this lively and engaging opportunity to learn to live mindfully, with attention and intention, cultivating genuine happiness and a meaningful life. The course teaches the practice of meditation and the practical application of mindfulness in daily life. Empower yourself to integrate the four key areas of mindfulness – attention, wisdom, values, and an open heart – into your life in practical, accessible and universal ways.

Concentration – Developing attention skills through meditation training.

Wisdom – Understanding one’s biases, labeling, projection, and pre-judgment. Increasing emotional intelligence and learning to respond rather than react.

Values – Living a meaningful life. Developing healthy habits and responses that are in alignment with one’s personal values.

Open heart – Developing healthy relationships and connections. Cultivating skills of compassion, loving-kindness, empathic joy and equanimity.

Enrollment includes:

  • 20 hours of engaging in-person class 
  • Foundations Course Companion Journal
  • Downloadable guided meditations
  • Daily practice guide

Read the full description for the course under the Programs tab, and read more feedback from recent participants here.

Dates: September 3 – October 22, 2019 

Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm 

Cost: $250. Inquire about group discounts. Payment plans and scholarships are available. Our mission is to help everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. To apply for a payment plan or scholarship, please email the facilitator (see organizer information).

To register: Turning Leaf Foundation

Facilitator: Dan Piquette

Mindfulness Foundations Course

Mindfulness Foundations Course, Sept 1 – Oct 27, 2019, in Corvallis, OR

Offer yourself the gift of mindfulness. Join the Mindful Life Program Foundations Course, September 1 – October 27, 2019, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Corvallis, OR. Give yourself the gift of this lively and engaging opportunity to learn to live mindfully, with attention and intention, cultivating genuine happiness and a meaningful life. The course teaches the practice of meditation and the practical application of mindfulness in daily life. Empower yourself to integrate the four key areas of mindfulness – attention, wisdom, values, and an open heart – into your life in practical, accessible and universal ways.

Concentration – Developing attention skills through meditation training.

Wisdom – Understanding one’s biases, labeling, projection, and pre-judgment. Increasing emotional intelligence and learning to respond rather than react.

Values – Living a meaningful life. Developing healthy habits and responses that are in alignment with one’s personal values.

Open heart – Developing healthy relationships and connections. Cultivating skills of compassion, loving-kindness, empathic joy and equanimity.

Enrollment includes:

  • 20 hours of engaging in-person class 
  • Foundations Course Companion Journal
  • Downloadable guided meditations
  • Daily practice guide

Read the full description for the course under the Programs tab, and read more feedback from recent participants here.

Dates: September 1 – October 27, 2019 (no session on Sept 30th) 

Time: Sundays, 5:00 – 7:30 pm 

Cost: $250. Inquire about group discounts. Payment plans and scholarships are available. Our mission is to help everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. To apply for a payment plan or scholarship, please email the facilitator (see organizer information).

To register: Turning Leaf Foundation

Facilitator: Dan Piquette