Clear Mind, Open Heart: Joining Mindfulness with Loving Kindness


Clear Mind, Open Heart:
Joining Mindfulness with Loving Kindness

An 8 week course for experienced meditators

With Gil Stevens and Mark Berger
Monday Evenings
September 30 – November 18
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
At: 223 Lancaster Avenue, Devon PA, 2nd Floor.

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for centuries for its power to settle the body and mind in a balanced state of relaxation and clear awareness. It brings a deep appreciation for the simplicity and peace of the present moment – as well as a sense of freedom and well-being.

One of the keys to a successful mindfulness practice is learning to embrace ourselves and our experience with non-judgment, gentleness, kindness and compassion. For this reason we combine mindfulness meditation with the practice of Loving Kindness – contemplations that open the heart. The practice of these two has a synergistic effect that accelerates our progress.

This course is designed to support a developing mindfulness practice. Each week we will explore topics relevant to the practice to guide and confirm student experience. Classes will include guided meditation, talks, exercises and discussion. The class format offers opportunity for personal guidance from a qualified teacher as well as for sharing experiences with others in the class.

Every class will be recorded and made available on a weekly basis to all registered students for listening and downloading via the internet. Participants are encouraged to use the recorded meditations for daily practice and to re-listen to the classes. With weekly recordings, you never have to miss a class.

Registration Options

  • On-site Classroom - $225

    Early bird discount of $20 when registered by September 9.

  • Special Foundations Package - $265

    This special early registration discount option includes the 8-week course and ‘A Day of Mindfulness’ on Saturday November 9. This option is only available when signing up for the 8-week course. Click here to read about the retreat.
    We strongly believe in the power of retreat practice for integrating what is learned in classes and to deepen meditation experience. To encourage considering retreats as a regular part of a courses, we offer a special discount when registering for both.

  • College Student Discounts
    Course only: $120
    Course plus Retreat Package: $150

    If you sign up for this option, you must bring valid student ID to the first class.

  • Recordings Only - $99

    The best way to develop a meditation practice is to participate with a group in a live setting. But for those who are unable to attend our onsite class, ClearLight offers an Internet only option. Under this option, the weekly audio recordings from each class are made available each week via our website. Requires computer and internet access.

To ensure no one is turned away for lack of funds, ClearLight offers partial scholarships. To inquire, please contact us.


A link to the audio recordings for this course will be emailed to all registered participants during the first week of the course.

I am really grateful for this teaching. I have been longing for a non-denominational approach to spirituality that is practical and that I can relate to. This course has been very satisfying and I look forward to more like it! Thank you.Past Course Participant
Gil is a great instructor, patient, knowledgeable and supportive.Past Course Participant
Coming here has given me a greater sense of commitment to starting a practice, more than just reading or watching videos!Past Course Participant
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