​​​PRACTICING MINDFULNESS









OUR MINDFULNESS TEXT BOOK

“THE MINDFUL DAY

by Laurie J. Cameron    
"Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy From Morning to Evening.”

"A wise, delightful, and life-changing book, combining inspiration with delicious, practical ways to make well being come alive in your day."
                              —Jack Kornfield, Mindfulness Guru

 We have it for $15 at all our meetings. It is the new "Bible" of Mindfulness.

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​​REAL ZEN FOR REAL LIFE:











 Held 2nd, 3rd, 4th (and if there is one) 5th Saturday each month in the Fairway Room in Creekside clubhouse 9-10:30 am. It is preceded by the 8:30 am Meditation. This is a The Great Courses 24 session on video lecture, followed by small group discussion. Bret W. Davis is a Professor of Philosophy ay Loyola University Maryland. Mindfulness Practice grew out of Zen Buddhism as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh and this is an opportunity to learn more about its roots. It is 24 sessions.

31 Jul: Lecture 15: The Dharma of Karma: We reap what we sow.
14 Aug: Lecture 16: Zen Morality: Follow and Then Forget Rules.
21 Aug: Lecture 17: The Zone of Zen: The Freedom of No Mind
28 Aug: Lecture 18: Zen Lessons from Nature: The Giving Leaves. Meditation Checkup: Three Ways of Breathing In & Out

 11 Sep:  Lecture 19: Zen Art Cultivating Naturalness

 18 Sep:  Lecture 20: Zen and Words: Between silence & Speech. Meditation Checkup: Chanting as a Meditation Practice.

​  25 Sep:  Lecture 21: Zen and Philosophy: The Kyoto School

   9 Oct:   Lecture 22: Just Sitting and Working with Koans.

Meditation Check Up: Walking Meditation

  16 Oct:  Lecture 23: Death and Rebirth: Or Nirvana Here and Now

  23 Oct:  Lecture 24: Reviewing the Path of Zen

                                     The Oxherding Pictures

​                                     Finding a Zen Community

















previous programs


BEGINNING 22 FEBRUARY

TRANSCENDENCE - Live Life Beyond the Ordinary.
Go on a journey to discover the secrets to living a happy and purposeful life. Learn from the world’s best — including such thought leaders as Bruce Lipton and Joe Dispenza and international tennis champion Novak Djokovic — on how you can achieve everything you’ve ever wanted, using what you already have. In this 5-part docu-series you’ll hear from some of the world’s most recognized doctors, high-performance athletes, thought leaders, and everyday people who are living a life on purpose through the power of food, mindset, and self-discovery.

- 22 Feb: What’s in Our Food?
- 14 Mar: Overcoming Fear & Stress
- 21 Mar: Beyond Belief
- 28 Mar: Whose Goals Are We Chasing?

- 11 Apr: The Art of Fulfillment

Beginning 18 April: The Meaning of Life.
Perspectives from the World's Great Intellectual Traditions. 36 sessions from The Great Courses

with Prof. Jay L.Garfield, Phd. 











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Summer, Fall, Winter Program 2019/20


Masters of Mindfulness

​Transforming Your Mind and Body

2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Saturday Mornings at the Fairway Room, Creekside Clubhouse, 

 8:30 - 10:30 am


FINAL LESSON BEING REPEATED 8 FEBRUARY
9 AM FAIRWAY ROOM BY POPULAR DEMAND




























































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NOT YET SCHEDULED


2016, 17 18 & 1st half 2019 Program

THE SCIENCE OF MINDFULNESS

2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Saturday Mornings at the Fairway Room, Creekside Clubhouse,

 8:30 - 10:30 am

















NOT YET SCHEDULED

We will again show this 24 session DVD. This is the scientific bible of how mindfulness can change your brain to being happier by learning to live in the present moment and live with loving kindness as your primary modus operandi.
MEETINGS & SUBJECTS:
1.  : Why Mindfulness Matters
2.  : Our Troublesome Brains
3.  : Informal, Formal & Intensive Practices
4.  : Who am I? The Perils of Self
5.  : Mindfulness or Psychotherapy?

6.  : Attention & Empathy in Relationships
7. : The Science of Compassion & Self Compassion
8.  : Tailoring Practices to fit Changing Needs
9.  : Modifying Our Brain Function & Structure
10.  : Solitude-An Antidote to Loneliness
11. 
: Connecting with Children & Adolescents
12.  : Seeing Sadness & Depression in a New Light
13.  : Befriending Fear, Worry & Anxiety
14.  : Transforming Chronic Pain
15.  : Placebos, Illness & the Power of Belief
16.  : Interrupting Addiction & Troublesome Habits

17.  : Overcoming Traumas Large & Small

18.  : Groundbreaking Mindfulness Programs

19.  : The Neurobiology of Self-Preoccupation

20.  : Growing Up Isn't Easy - Facing Impermanence 

21.  : Toward a Science of Wisdom

22.  : The Promise of Enlightenment

23.  : Mindful Ethics as a Path to Freedom

24.  : The New Science of Happiness

Each week we separate into small groups and together discuss the presentation. Very rich sharing and learning occurs and participants have been quite happy. 


There will be no cost for the program, although small donations would be helpful to cover the $40 weekly room and video cost.








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​Meetings & Subjects

​1. Jul 27: What You Practice Grows Stronger

2. Aug 10: Essential Themes of Mindfulness

3. Aug 17: Using Mindfulness to Grow Inner Resources

4. Aug 24: Hardwiring Inner Resources: HEAL

5. Aug 31: Mindfulness in Heartbreak

6. Sep 14: Embracing Change and Choosing growth

7. Sep 21: A Mindful Approach to Anger

8. Sep 28: Getting to Know Your Anger

9. Oct 12: Mindfulness at Work: The Power of Authenticity

10. Oct 19: Mindfulness at Work: The Power of Appreciation

11 & 12 Oct 26: The Benefits of Brain Training & Mindfulness as Brain Training

13. Nov 9: The Science of Mindful Aging

14. Nov 16: Positive Behaviors That Slow Aging

15.  Mindful Sex: Being Present in Your Body

16. Beyond the Orgasm: Communicate and Flow

17. Nov 30: Awe: A Defining Human Emotion

18. Dec 14: How Can You find More Awe?

19. Dec 21: Blue Mind: The healing Power of Water

20. Dec 28: Go Deeper: The Seven ages of Water

21. Jan 11: Mindsight: Understanding Your Inner Life

22. Jan 18: The Wheel of Awareness: A Model for Well-Being 


​Each week we separate into small groups and together discuss the presentation. Very rich sharing and learning occurs and participants have been quite happy. 
There will be no cost for the program, although small donations would be helpful to cover the $40 weekly room and video cost.