​​​PRACTICING MINDFULNESS

2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Saturday Mornings at the Fairway Room, Creekside Clubhouse,  8:30 - 10:30 AM











2018 Summer & Fall Program:

“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. 

    Each session we split into small groups and read and discuss as we go. It is very rich and rewarding relative to developing and enhancing our own mindfulness and well being.
    There is no cost for the programs, although small donations would be helpful to cover the $40 weekly room cost.



Winter 2018/2019 Program

THE SCIENCE OF MINDFULNESS

Beginning Decembe10: “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
12 Jan: Mindfulness or Psychotherapy?

Each week, in both programs, we separate into small groups and together read through the book discussing as we go. Very rich sharing and learning occurs and participants have been quite happy. These are both “Bibles” for Mindfulness Practice.
    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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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.