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.
With the polarizing tendencies so evident in our current culture, it is even more important to be mindful of one’s speech and actions.
Through self-awareness and self-reflection, we can wake up to the habitual patterns and potentially harmful actions that push us farther away from each other and instead let kindness and compassion guide us.
Realizing that all human beings are vulnerable and fighting their own battles, we can make a conscious decision to awaken our hearts and commit to doing whatever it takes to help while learning to let go and relax into life.
The text for this course will be Pema Chodron’s “Welcoming the Unwelcome.”
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:
Living With An Awakened Heart Program (Spring) – Welcoming the Unwelcome* by Pema Chodron
Riding The Waves Program (Fall) – When Things Fall Apart* by Pema Chodron