Mindfulness Programs 2015-2016 Please read on for Mindfulness Programs starting tomorrow, going all through the fall and into next year, MBSR, Workshops retreat and custom classes!
Enrollment is open! For our January 5th-10th 2016 five nights Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat Learn more and register here. Jan 5th-10th.
This retreat is co-sponsored by the UMASS Center for Mindfulness and fulfilling the retreat prerequisites for UMASS Oasis MBSR teacher trainings.
Sept 30th Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) A few spots still open for the evening class! Classes will begin in Orange County at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UC Irvine in October with Hugh O’Neill -8 consecutive Wednesday afternoons (SOLD OUT) and evenings starting Sept 30th. Registration is open! Visit here to sign up now.
Oct 11th please join us at Insight Community of the Desert for our Sunday sitting group in our new home! I’ll be teaching on Mindfulness of the Body 4:30-6:00 PM 1111 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA. For other events at ICD visit here.
NEW! Dec 3rd-6th Mindful Eating Healthy Living Essentials, a 3 night retreat style workshop at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center. If you want to learn to have a friendlier, more peaceful, relationship with food, your body and your weight, please join us! We’ll practice mindfulness meditations together in a beautiful Zen monastery, share delicious vegetarian food, and explore, using compassion and kindness, ways to create healthy changes from within. Delicious meals prepared by Zen priest Jikan Quitario (see message below ). You really can have a different holiday season this year!
NEW! February 7-12 2016 5 Night Silent Mindfulness Retreat Delray Beach Florida- Co sponsored by the UMASS Center for Mindfulness
Taught by Beth Mulligan and Jon Aaron Registration is open here!
This retreat is open to anyone interested in deepening and nourishing their practice and fulfills the prerequisite for Oasis MBSR teacher training.
Message from Mindful-Way Founder Beth Mulligan
A monk asked Jôshû, “I have just entered this monastery. I beg you, Master, please give me instructions.” Jôshû asked, “Have you eaten your rice gruel yet?” The monk answered, “Yes, I have.” Jôshû said, “Then wash your bowls.”
This classic Zen story hangs above the stove in the house at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center where I am currently in residential training through the fall. I read it several times a day and it makes me smile every time. I smile because it reminds me that at least sometimes, life can be that simple; the key is to remember. Remember what? Remember to consider; what is the most important thing I can do right now?The more often we do this, the more likely we are to have moments add up to a life of meaning. Living at a monastery is a great place to be reminded frequently, to be present, and do the most important thing in the moment.
Another great benefit to living here for the fall, is that I have three fabulous healthy meals prepared for me every day, by Zen priest, and vegetarian chef, Jikan Quitario. Jikan comes to us from Great Vow Monastery in Oregon, where she served at Tenzo (chef) for several years and where she trained with Zen Teacher, physician and author of the book Mindful Eating, Jan Chozen Bays Roshi. (See below). Jikan says, “My main place of practice these days is in the kitchen. I love preparing food for people who are practicing and doing this important inner work”. I want to invite you to join us for our three night Mindful Eating Retreat, with food prepared by Jikan! She will be supporting us on this important journey to heal our relationship with food and our bodies. Sydney (my co-teacher) says it’s all about her herb salad dressing, for after a bowl of her carrot, beet ginger soup, I felt vibrantly alive and well! Perhaps the flavor has something to do with the way she blesses the food with a Zen Chant before it is served. Eating is a privilege and pleasure, but my experience as a health care practitioner and mindfulness teacher is, it is also a source of great strain and suffering for many people. The good news is, mindfulness can bring great peace and health to this complex area of our lives. Please come and explore this with us in the beautiful Zen temple and be supported by the residents and the teacher Zen Master Charles Tenshin Fletcher.
Or please try out one of our many retreats or classes .Whatever path you choose make sure to include some room for kindness.
- The Art of Zen Eating
- The gift of time
- This is What I am Doing Right Now
- Why Mindfulness teachers go on retreat
- Seeds of mindfulness bloom even in the drought
- Mindfulness; A Path to Freedom
- Does mindfulness work?
- A Mindful Summer
- Are you Curious about Mindfulness?
- NEw dates for Mindful Eating programs 2014, and MBSR throughout Southern California