Beginners Mind: Developing Your Practice – Spring 2019
About This Event
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.
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Amanda Noella Daddona April 29, 2020
The Living Fully with Fear course with Amanda Votto was an incredible experience. I was able to connect with my emotions, dig deep and find what was underneath those emotions, and find comfort within myself and from the shared experiences of the others in the class. I found the practices to be extremely helpful and at times challenging (in a good way). And overall, Amanda did a great job of putting everything into context and explaining how we can relate to fear and tap into a more compassionate part of ourselves. I do wish it had been longer than four weeks. It was a lot of material to cover, and there was a lot to explore and work through. Perhaps Copper Beech might consider extending these online courses to be six or eight week experiences. Even so, I am truly grateful for the opportunity and for all that I gained from this class. Thank you to Amanda and to Copper Beech!
Charles Longo November 12, 2018
As always Holy Family/ Copper Beach ALWAYS exceeds my expectations. Do yourself a favor, ATTEND a RETREAT, you will be hooked.
Kevin Ryan November 12, 2018
As always, a delightful evening!. Thoughts: 1. May want to publish an agenda in future. Not wise to be fashionably late. Reports were that the event was in full swing at 6:30 PM and 6:45 arrival felt like we were catching up. 2. Would be wise to provide the wifi information so everyone could connect for the text fundraiser. Verizon worked but several people near me said that they could not connect using ATT. The wifi would allow everyone to connect See you next year!!
Marilyn Vatteroni November 11, 2018
I had a wonderful experience on Saturday night. The food was great, the company wonderful & the dueling pianos fabulous.
Louise Cornetta September 17, 2018
The Copper Beech Institute offers a wide variety of courses, meditations, workshops and is housed on a beautiful peace of property. I enjoy the Wednesday Candlelight Meditation as a group or 30-40 of us meet to share this mindful experience and are led by the incredible Miranda who always gives a talk that seems to hit home. This place is filled with such love and kindness. Go check it out!