​​​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


 This is a "how to practice mindfulness in your daily life" course. You will need Laurie's book. We have it for $19 at all our meetings. It is the new "Bible" of Mindfulness.

   

Winter & Spring 2019 Program

THE SCIENCE OF MINDFULNESS

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

 8:30 - 10:30 am


Beginning December 10:

“THE SCIENCE OF MINDFULNESS” by The Great Courses.
















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.

8 Dec: Why Mindfulness Matters
15 Dec: Our Troublesome Brains
22 Dec: Informal, Formal & Intensive Practices
29 Dec: Who am I? The Perils of Self
19 Jan: Mindfulness or Psychotherapy?

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.



Special Guest Speaker:

LIVING WITH AN OPEN HEART.

Dharma Teacher: Richard Shankman, will share his years of

Buddhist and Mindfulness study as related the Heart.

12 Jan: 9:00-10:30 am

Fairway Room, Creekside Clubhouse.

Preceded by Meditation at 8:30 am














Richard Shankman has been a meditator since 1970, and teaches at Dharma centers and groups internationally. He is guiding teacher of the Metta Dharma Foundation, and cofounder of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies and of Mindful Schools.


He practices and teaches meditation that integrates compassion, mindfulness, concentration and insight as one path of practice. Richard is the author of The Art and Skill of Buddhist Meditation and The Experience of Samadhi.





























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Future : Fall Program: THE SCIENCE OF MINDFULNESS - A Research- Based Path to Well-Being with Professor Ronald D. Siegel. This “The Great Courses” program was extremely well received in 2017 and by popular demand we are repeating it in 2018. We continue our exploration of mindfulness practice, which is the skill of being deliberately attentive to one's experience as it unfolds without the superimposition of our usual commentary and conceptualizing.  The capacity to be mindful provides a wholesome way to attend to our experiences and helps us overcome the unskilled habits of mind that cause us to suffer needlessly.  The lectures will be a practical guide to developing the skill of mindfulness. Here is a list of the upcoming class schedules and subjects:


























14 October: Lecture 1: Why Mindfulness Matters.
21 October: Lecture 2: Our Troublesome Brains.
28 October: Lecture 3: Informal, Formal, & Intensive Practices.
11 November: Lecture 4: Who Am I? The Perils of Self.
18 November: Lecture 5: Mindfulness or Psychotherapy.
25 November: Lecture 6: Attention & Empathy in Relationships.
 9  December: Lecture 7: Science of Compassion & Self Compassion.
16 December: Lecture 8: Tailoring Practices to Fit Changing Needs.

23 December: Holiday Celebration and Q&A with Dick & others
30 December: Lecture 9: Modifying Our Brain Function & Structure.

13 January: Lecture 10: Solitude - An Antidote to Loneiness

20 January: Lecture 11: Connecting with Children and Adolescents

27 January: Lecture 12: Seeing Sadness and Depression in a New Light

​10 February: Lecture 13: Befriending Fear, Worry, and Anxiety

17 February: Lecture 14: Transforming Chronic Pain

24 February: Lecture 15: Placebos, Illness, and the Power of Belief

10 March: Lecture 16: Interrupting Addiction and Troublesome Habits

17 March: Lecture 17: Overcoming Traumas Large and Small

24 March: Lecture 18: Groundbreaking Mindfulness Programs

31 March: Lecture 19: The Neurobiology of Self-Preoccupation 

​14 April: Lecture 20: Growing up isn't Easy-Facing Impermanence

21 April: Lecture 21: Toward a Science of Wisdom

28 April: Lecture 22: The Promise of Enlightenment

12 May: Lecture 23: Mindful Ethics as a Path to Freedom

19 May: Lecture 24: The New Science of Happiness


There is no cost for the programs, although small donations would be helpful to cover the $40 weekly room cost.