May
5
9:30 AM09:30

Finding Freedom in Daily Life: The Mindful Path to Changing Habits

We all have habits we’d like to change and habits we’d like to develop to live more happily and freely. But once ingrained, behaviors can be very hard to break because of the brain processes involved in habit formation.

Join IMCW guiding teacher Hugh Byrne, PhD, and learn how to use to mindfulness skills and practices to bring habitual behaviors and thought patterns into awareness, where they can be transformed.

For more information, visit: https://imcw.org/Calendar/EventId/3231/e/daylong-finding-freedom-in-daily-life-5-may-2018

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Jun
29
to Jul 1

Cultivating an Open Heart: A Weekend of Loving-kindness

This silent retreat will focus on cultivating the quality of loving kindness ("metta" in Pali), infusing our hearts, minds and bodies with a strong caring wisdom.  Loving-kindness practices open the heart, allow a kind embrace of ourselves, and connect us intimately with all of life. The fusion of mindfulness and loving-kindness helps us to respond more compassionately to the challenges that we encounter in ourselves and in the world.

On this retreat loving-kindness practices will be supported by periods of guided instruction, talks, mindful movement, and walking meditation. 

For more information, visit: https://imcw.org/Calendar/EventId/2202/e/cultivating-an-open-heart-a-weekend-of-loving-kindness-29-jun-2018

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Jul
18
to Jul 22

Seeing Clearly, Opening Up: The Heart of Vipassana Practice

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This retreat provides a grounding for beginners to Insight (Vipassana) Meditation and a re-grounding suitable for experienced students. We will cultivate direct awareness of breath and body, then open up step by step to encompass all that arises in the heart and mind.

The daily schedule will include sitting and walking meditation, as well as practice cultivating mindfulness during daily activities such as eating, rest, yoga or other movement practices, listening and sharing in small groups, and work meditation.

For more information, visit:https://www.southerndharma.org/schedule.shtml#/event/353/seeing-clearly-opening-up-the-heart-of-vipassana-practice

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Apr
21
9:30 AM09:30

A Day of Renewal: Connecting with our Deepest Aspirations

Join us for a day of immersion in practices of awareness and compassion to renew connection with yourself, nature, and life:

  • Benefit from pausing in the midst of daily life to simply be present;
  • Connect with your internal resources for healing and well-being;
  • Connect with your deepest intentions for yourself and your life;
  • Practice in community with fellow mindfulness practitioners.

For more information, please visit https://imcw.org/Calendar/EventId/3213/e/daylong-a-day-of-renewal-21-apr-2018

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Mar
2
to Mar 4

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Changing Habits with Mindfulness

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Build the skills you need to change established habits and live with freedom and ease. Leave with skills and practices to bring your thoughts, words, and actions into alignment with your deepest values and intentions.

See more: https://kripalu.org/presenters-programs/changing-habits-mindfulness 

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Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Smithsonian Associates Workshop, Mindfulness: A Path to Freedom and Well-being

This daylong workshop explores the Buddhist origins of mindfulness, discusses the benefits demonstrated in research studies, examines its role in changing harmful habits, and provides skills and practices to use in daily life.

See more: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/Tickets/Reserve.aspx?id=240956&utm_source=raad&utm_content=feauto&utm_campaign=featevent

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