This Monday, we slow things down and explore how relaxing our awareness and valuing simplicity can change our experience of meditation. Then for part two, we explore a simple and powerful way of creating and sustaining happiness: the gratitude letter.
OK, so there’s an online event coming up called The Mindful World Parenting Summit. It’s happening January 21-27th. The way it works is you register for free, and then you get to watch a bunch of talks from different education eggheads and mindfulness types all sharing insights into how to raise more resilient, happy and aware kiddos, and how to be less of a stressed out lunatic as a parent.
This 2.5 hour afternoon workshop at the Harmony Hotel in Nosara, Costa Rica, will be a relaxed and practical distillation of what meditators have been learning for 2,500 years. The workshop will focus on practice, on the exploration and common-sense application of four key meditative skills – simplicity, clarity, equanimity and compassion – and how they can be mixed and matched to create the right customized practice.
In this Costa Rica retreat, we’ll alternate between dynamic movement and stillness. My co-teacher and friend Scott Davis is an integrative health and movement expert. Days will be a mix of sitting and yoga, of movement and stillness, of adventure and beach-chilling, with healthy meals and optional jungle and surfing excursions. Select for more.
The world is crazy. Meditation is sanity. The intention of this weekend training is to empower everyone – including people not remotely interested in becoming a “teacher” – to think about and care for their own mental health and the mental health of others. Learning to guide meditation practice is an excellent way to do both. As we get clearer about the practice of guiding a meditation, our own practice deepens immeasurably.
Welcome to Meditation Retreat for Fidgety Skeptics, where it doesn’t matter how many techniques and paths you’ve neurotically screwed up – in this workshop, we start again fresh! Join me at the Omega Institute in upstate New York for a fun and rigorously humanistic weekend of meditation exploration, that … gets bat-shit mystical at the end, because, frankly, that’s where the fun is.
The CEC’s sixth annual “Meditate – Celebrate – Activate” retreat is happening in July 2019. This retreat is unique for the way it builds on mindfulness and meditation practices, taking insights from the cushion and applying them immediately to interactive community good-times.
How can we respond most meaningfully as educators, advocates, and ordinary citizens to intensifying environmental dangers? Contemplative Environmental Practice is a week-long workshop that explores how our inner lives can provide insight, passion, and sensitivity to our environmental engagements.