With COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to learn how to calm the mind, be present with what is, and develop a sense of compassion and connection. Learning to practice mindfulness can do just that.
Mindfulness is an intentional connection with the present moment that changes how we relate to ourselves, others, and the world. A dedicated mindfulness practice cultivates compassion, inclining us to treat ourselves and one another with greater kindness. Mindfulness is similar to learning a musical skill, it brings joy and grows with daily practice. Emerging research demonstrates that mindfulness and compassion practice remodels the brain’s physical structure in ways that build resilience and support well-being.
Join Jack & Trudy, two pioneers in the field, for an introduction to the essentials of mindfulness. This 4-week class is appropriate for people new to meditation, as well as experienced meditators who want to refresh the fundamentals of their practice.
Through clear and insightful instruction and dialogue, you’ll cultivate the ability to:
- Feel more connected in your body
- Be present with emotion – both high & low
- Work with anxious, stressful or persistent thoughts
- Be friendly towards yourself
- Stay open and steady in the face of intense experiences
- Implement a sustained daily practice that works with your life
This class is especially helpful for people who have had difficulty meditating or feel they aren’t ‘doing it right’. We’ll keep it real – offering simple, practical guidance for meditation, as well as tools to implement in daily life. We might even have some fun.
Schedule (1-2:30pm PT):
Trudy Goodman Kornfield, Ph.D., is Founding Teacher of InsightLA. She also teaches residential retreats at centers around the world including Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Insight Meditation Society, and Big Bear Retreat Center. Trudy has trained in two fields: meditation and psychotherapy. She had the privilege of studying developmental psychology with Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Carol Gilligan. The fourth teacher ever of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Trudy taught with its creator, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in the early days of the MBSR clinic at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.
Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practices to the West. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology and is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society and of Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. He has written more than a dozen books including The Wise Heart; A Path With Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; and more.
***If you’re unable to attend the live class series, or miss a class, you can still purchase the series. We will email you links to each class for you to watch at your convenience (or re-watch.) Videos will never expire.