Beginners Mind: Introduction to Mindfulness
- Copper Beech Institute
- 303 Tunxis Rd., West Hartford, CT 06107
- Sep 16, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018 ()
- $65.00 - Tuition
Recent research says that most of us spend nearly 50 percent of our time thinking about something other than what we’re doing, usually replaying events of the past or worrying about an imagined future, both contributing to stress and unhappiness. Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating present moment awareness by paying attention on purpose, with a sense of openness, curiosity, and patience. Through this lens, we are able to tap inner resources for greater clarity, ease, compassion, and resilience.
This half-day experiential retreat blends an introduction to the principles of mindfulness with periods of practice, including guided sitting and walking meditation, body scan and mindful communication. We will explore simple opportunities to bring mindful practice into daily life, and you will learn tips and resources for continued practice.