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

Riding The Waves

This program will focus on dealing with the difficulties that arise in life. It takes skill to maneuver through challenges, courage to move into pain, and determination to keep getting up over and over when we have been knocked down. We can also learn to be more empathetic in our interaction with others, acknowledging that they, too, are “fighting a great battle (Ram Dass).” Using Pema Chodron’s book, “When Things Fall Apart” along with the wisdom of others, we will explore ways to traverse life’s storms and flow more easily through our daily lives.

The focus for this program will be:

  • Intimacy with fear
  • Meeting life face to face
  • Loneliness
  • Compassion
  • Choicelessness
  • Relaxing into discomfort
  • Following your path

GRADUATE 6-Week Program

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

Required material:

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

Riding the Waves Program (Fall) – When Things Fall Apart* by Pema Chodron

(*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

Graduate Program Online sign-Up

Sign-up for a Class Today!