Graduate programs are designed for those who have already completed an 8-week MBSR program and would like to further develop mindfulness in their lives.

Living Mindfully

This program builds on the practice of loving-kindness introduced in MBSR. The practice develops a greater sense of connection by offering kindness to ourselves and to others. Pema Chodron, in her book, “Loving-Kindness, shows us how to discover the open, radiant heart in each of us. Research shows that through mindfulness, we can train our brains to be more compassionate, producing more joy and happiness in our lives.

The focus for this program will be:

  • Identifying happiness and finding joy
  • Developing lovingkindness
  • Dealing with anger and aversion
  • Working with forgiveness
  • Fostering compassion
  • Dwelling fully in the present moment

Starting Where You Are

This class is dedicated to discovering the path of freedom inherent in each of us. We do not have to wait to be free or postpone happiness for a later date. We can choose love and happiness even in the midst of turmoil or chaos. We can learn to trust life’s processes and free ourselves from past aggression, letting go of fear and opening to acceptance and forgiveness. The text for this course will be Jack Kornfield’s “No Time Like The Present.”

The focus for this program will include:

  • Feeling free to be ourselves
  • Choosing love on a daily basis
  • Developing trust
  • Embracing uncertainty
  • Showing compassion
  • Finding joy

GRADUATE 6-Week Program

  • 6 weekly 1.5-hour sessions
  • Weekly homework assignments
  • Guided meditation
  • Peer & facilitator support

Required material:

Living Mindfully Program (Spring) – Lovingkindness* by Sharon Salzberg

Starting Where You Are Program (Fall) – No Time Like the Present* by Jack Kornfield

(*purchased separately) 

Cost: $150

We don't receive wisdom; we must dicover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”

~Marcel Proust

2019 Schedule


Sutter Health - 1 Medical Plaza, Roseville CA
  • Sessions
    Sundays, February 24th - March 31st, 2019
  • Time
    6:00pm - 7:30pm


Sutter Health - 1 Medical Plaza, Roseville CA
  • Sessions
    Mondays, October 14th - November 18th, 2019
  • Time
    6:30pm - 8:00pm

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