The practice of meditation is a process of awakening to joyful appreciation of being alive. This process involves dropping out of our habitual preoccupation with endless thinking, and coming more fully into conscious contact with the direct experience of embodiment. In this 6 week summer course we’ll take a deep dive into the refreshing waters of Mindfulness of the Body. We’ll explore how to come into the body with awareness, how to cultivate relaxation and present moment attention, appreciating the 5 sense perceptions, working with discomfort, awareness of the body in movement, and making friends with the body we’ve got.
Mindfulness of Body is such a rich area for practice that the Buddha set it apart as a main focus for exploration. In today’s world, it plays a major part in programs oriented to stress reduction and relaxation. Whatever your situation, mindfulness of the body is valuable for everyone – and it’s a great way to deepen your existing meditation practice.
Classes 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. With these recordings, you’ll never miss a class – even on vacation.
This course belongs to our Foundation Series and is designed for those who have completed at least one 8 week course in Mindfulness Meditation such as the Complete Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners or a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course. Foundations courses aim to strengthen and deepen your meditation experience. There are 5 different courses in the Foundation Series.
ClearLight has a well-conceived program for how to practice mindfulness. The courses are based on authentic teachings, not a fad, as a way to understand and fulfill our humanity.Anon.
I appreciate the multiple techniques presented for practicing mindfulness. Some are easier for me to do than others.Debbie P., Pharmacist
I believe that this course would be helpful to people who struggle with anxiety. I plan to recommend it to my clients.Christine B., Psychotherapist