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 With An Awakened Heart

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.”

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

Required material:

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

(*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

2020 Schedule


Sutter Health - 1 Medical Plaza, Roseville CA
  • Sessions
    Wednesdays, March 25th - May 6th (skip April 8th), 2020
  • Time
    6:30pm - 8:00pm


Sessions conducted through
(No BlueJeans account required)
  • Sessions
    Mondays, November 2nd - December 7th, 2020
  • Time
    6:30pm - 8:00pm PDT

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