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Mindfulness Foundations Course

Mindfulness Foundations Course, April 8 – May 13, 2020, in Durango, CO

Join the Mindful Life Program Foundations Course, April 8 – May 13, 2020, in Durango, 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 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.

“Taking the MLP  Foundations Course with Mindy helped me to cultivate better attention and presence, establish a more consistent meditation practice and understand better my patterns of skillful and unskillful behavior. My meditation practice is more of a priority now and I’ve acquired the skills to lead a more connected and meaningful life. Mindy’s kindness and sincere best intention for all people shine through in her teaching and she creates a container of safety that allows people to feel safe in their vulnerability.” -Brigid, recent participant 

Enrollment includes:

  • 20 hours of engaging in-person class 
  • Foundations Course Companion Journal
  • Copy of The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life by co-founder John Bruna
  • Three-month membership to the Mindful Life Community w/ app access
  • Access to meditation library and additional resources
  • Daily practice guide

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

Dates: Wednesday evenings, 6:00-8:30 p.m., April 8 – May 13 & Saturday, May 2nd, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $350. 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 Mindy (see organizer information).

Facilitator and Registration Information: Mindy Meiering  

Mindfulness Foundations Course

Mindfulness Foundations Course, April 1 – May 20, in Carbondale, CO

Laura Bartels

Join the Mindful Life Program Foundations Course, starting April 1, 2020, 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
  • Copy of The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life by co-founder John Bruna
  • Three-month membership to the Mindful Life Community w/ app access
  • Access to meditation library and additional resources
  • Daily practice guide

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

Dates: Wednesdays, April 1 – May 20, 6 – 8:30 pm

Facilitator: Laura Bartels

Cost: Early bird registration – Save $25 until March 11th. After March 11th – $350. 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 welcome@mindfullifeprogram.org.

*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, March 30 – May 18, 2020 in Durango, CO

Join the Mindful Life Program Foundations Course, March 30 – May 18, 2020, with MLP Certified Teacher Cindy Schmidt in Durango, CO.

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.

Attention – 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.

The course has dramatically improved my life.” – Recent participant

Enrollment includes:

  • 20 hours of engaging in-person class 
  • Foundations Course Companion Journal
  • Copy of The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life by co-founder John Bruna
  • Three-month membership to the Mindful Life Community w/ app access
  • Access to meditation library and additional resources
  • Daily practice guide

Read the full description for the 20-hour course under the Programs tab and read more feedback from recent participants here.

Dates: Monday evenings from 6 – 8:30 pm, March 30 – May 18, 2020 

Facilitator: Cindy Schmidt

Cost: Early bird price $300 if registered by March 9th – $350 after. 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 see contact information below.

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

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

For more information on this course, please call Cindy Schmidt at 970-985-2416 or email her at cindy@pathwaysdurango.com.

Testimonials specific to Cindy:

“My experience of the Mindful Life Foundations Course as taught by Cindy Schmidt, was exceptional. The information and guidance provided by Cindy is something that I wish I had found years ago. The effect that mindfulness has had on my life has been profound and I have so much gratitude for having found and participated in the course. I highly recommend this class as mindfulness is now one of the primary tools for that I use in this living, breathing, and changing body. I am also more present in my everyday world and practice meditation daily. Cindy is a patient, profound, heartfelt guide and does not hesitate to give of her knowledge freely to you for the purpose of bettering your own life and understanding. Five Stars, six stars, seven stars.” ~ Jason Martinez
 

“What an incredible experience!  I feel as if my life has new meaning and direction guided by principles of Mindful Living!  For years I have been intrigued by meditation but too intimidated to try.  Cindy’s gentle, guiding techniques made my introduction into meditation practice so easy and fruitful!  Each week I looked forward to reviewing the reading materials and having a small group of thoughtful, supportive class participants made coming to each session something to truly look forward to. I look forward to being a part of the Mindful Living Community, gaining more inspiration and support through the readily available resources.  For others looking to find their way into Mindfulness, I highly recommend this class!” ~Deborah Sussex

 

Men’s Recovery Retreat at Graymoor

8th Spiritual Life 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 8th retreat at Graymoor with John Bruna. This is a precious opportunity to step out of the busyness of life, reconnect to your deepest values, and develop the tools of meditation and prayer to support you in living a life of recovery you find truly meaningful. It is open to all men in recovery and all spiritual traditions and backgrounds.

The retreat is facilitated by John Bruna and will include meetings, meditation, talks, discussion, and reflection to deepen one’s personal spiritual practice in recovery.

This retreat is not run by John or an organization. It is organized each year by a dedicated group of men that value recovery and work selflessly to give men the opportunity to experience the healing setting of a retreat.

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: March 27-29, 2020 – Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.

Location: Graymoor Spiritual Life Center, 1350 Route 9, Garrison, NY, 10524

Cost: $250 – includes retreat, lodging, and food. There will be a donation basket for John’s facilitation

More information: Call Bruce Massaro (516) 965-9928. Join us for our next men’s retreat at Graymoor, in Garrision, NY

Mindfulness Foundations Course

Mindfulness Foundations Course, February 23 – April 19 in Newark, CA

Join the Mindful Life Program Foundations Course, February 23 – April 19, 2020, at Slim Fitness in Newark California. 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
  • Copy of The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life by co-founder John Bruna
  • Three-month membership to the Mindful Life Community w/ app access
  • Access to meditation library and additional resources
  • Daily practice guide

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

Jess Rose

Dates: Sundays: 2/23/2020 – 4/19/2020 (No class 4/12/2020 Easter) 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Cost: $350. 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: Click here

More information: jessrose.mindfulness@gmail.com

Facilitator: Jess Rose