(Carbondale) Relational Mindfulness: Finding Freedom in How We Relate
Aug
25
11:00 AM11:00

(Carbondale) Relational Mindfulness: Finding Freedom in How We Relate

Our greatest challenge is staying present in the beautiful and sometimes messy field of human relationships.  In work, with family and friends and our intimate relationships, relational mindfulness helps us to bring presence, investigation and compassion to the people in our lives.  

Based on Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher Deborah Eden Tull's new book Relational Mindfulness, this restorative and experiential retreat offers illuminating and heart-opening practices that can be integrated into every moment of life. It is appropriate for both meditators and non-meditators and involves meditation, relational practices, dharma talks, and facilitated group discussion.  Suggested donation $75-$150.

Deborah Eden Tull, is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist, and sustainability educator who teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. She spent 7 years as a monastic at a silent Zen Monastery and offers retreats, workshops, and consultations nationally. Eden’s teaching style is grounded in compassionate awareness, experiential learning, mindful inquiry, and an unwavering commitment to personal transformation. She is a teacher for UCLA's Mindfulness Center and also facilitates The Work That Reconnects, which was created by Buddhist activist and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy.

Eden's newest book is called: Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Our Self, Each Other, and Our Plane.  For more about Eden visit her website at deborahedentull.com

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(Aspen) Relational Mindfulness: Finding Freedom in How We Relate
Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

(Aspen) Relational Mindfulness: Finding Freedom in How We Relate

Our greatest challenge is staying present in the beautiful and sometimes messy field of human relationships.  In work, with family and friends, and our intimate relationships, relational mindfulness helps us to bring presence, investigation and compassion to the people in our lives.  

Based on Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher Deborah Eden Tull's new book Relational Mindfulness, this restorative and experiential retreat offers illuminating and heart-opening practices that can be integrated into every moment of life. It is appropriate for both meditators and non-meditators and involves meditation, relational practices, dharma talks, and facilitated group discussion.  Suggested donation $75-$150.

Deborah Eden Tull, is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist, and sustainability educator who teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. She spent 7 years as a monastic at a silent Zen Monastery and offers retreats, workshops, and consultations nationally. Eden’s teaching style is grounded in compassionate awareness, experiential learning, mindful inquiry, and an unwavering commitment to personal transformation. She is a teacher for UCLA's Mindfulness Center and also facilitates The Work That Reconnects, which was created by Buddhist activist and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy.

Eden's newest book is called: Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Our Self, Each Other, and Our Plane.  For more about Eden visit her website at deborahedentull.com

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Guest Teacher: Chloe Conger
Jun
13
11:30 AM11:30

Guest Teacher: Chloe Conger

Chloe Conger has been studying, practicing and teaching meditation for a little over a decade, mainly in the Theravada tradition of Vipassana via Spirit Rock. She wishes to share practices that have helped her relax, breathe into the scary places and appreciate things just as they are. The teachers who have most influenced her include Jack Kornfield, Pema Chödrön, Craig Hamilton, Byron Katie, Adyashanti, and embodiment genius, Philip Shepherd. She has studied qigong with many teachers, and been most inspired by the Radiant Heart Qigong of Teja Bell.  

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Guest Teacher: Dave Smith
Apr
25
11:30 AM11:30

Guest Teacher: Dave Smith

Dave Smith is an internationally recognized Buddhist meditation teacher, addiction treatment specialist, and published author.

His background is rooted in the Insight Meditation tradition and he was empowered to teach through the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He has extensive experience bringing meditative interventions into jails, prisons, youth detention centers and addiction treatment facilities.

Dave teaches residential meditation retreats and classes, provides trainings and consulting in both secular and Buddhist contexts, and works with students through his meditation mentoring program. He recently founded Rebel Saint Dharma and lives in Paonia, Colorado.

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Mindful Parenting Practice
Apr
24
5:30 PM17:30

Mindful Parenting Practice

Deepening the quality of our relationship with our children

Love is expressed by embodying love in our actions. Whether we are facing good times or hard times on any given day, the quality of our attention and presence is a deep measure of our caring and love for our children.
Myla and Jon Kabat Zinn, Everyday Blessings

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Woody Creek Kids 5:30-7:00pm

In this workshop we will cover:

  • The Foundation of Mindful Parenting
  • Choices and Limits
  • Intentions and Exercises
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Special Guest Teacher: Michael Gregory
Mar
7
11:30 AM11:30

Special Guest Teacher: Michael Gregory

Michael Gregory, who taught, "Freeing the Mind Made Easy" last August will teach this Wednesday's afternoon Vipassana Meditation class with Lisa Goddard from 11:30AM - 1:00PM. 

The format of the class will start with 25-30 minute meditation followed by 30-40 minute Dharma talk and the remaining time open for Q&A/collective wisdom and sharing.  

Please arrive 15 minutes early to register.
There is a suggested donation of $15 (or pay what you can - no questions asked!)

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Soak in the Practices: A daylong of yoga, meditation and hot springs
Feb
25
9:30 AM09:30

Soak in the Practices: A daylong of yoga, meditation and hot springs

"Within this fathom-long body and mind is found all the teachings."  -The Buddha

In this day long retreat we will cultivate spaciousness and clarity in both the body and mind.  Through yoga asana (postures) and Vipassana (Insight) meditation practices we will arrive into the joy and wisdom that naturally awakens in and through the body.  

The morning session will begin with yoga and meditation followed by a light organic lunch, rejuvenating soak in the natural hot springs and conclude with restorative yoga and Dharma talk.

Fee: $150 (cash or check) or $160 for credit card payments. Only 15 spots available and filling fast.  You will automatically be placed on a wait list if sign-up exceeds 15 people.

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BUDDHISM AND THE 12 STEPS with Dave Smith and Shannon Fowler
Jan
27
1:30 PM13:30

BUDDHISM AND THE 12 STEPS with Dave Smith and Shannon Fowler


In this 3 hour workshop Dave Smith, an internationally recognized Buddhist meditation
teacher and addiction treatment specialist and Shannon Fowler, Co-Founder of the Refuge Recovery Treatment Center in Los Angeles will explore how Buddhist philosophies and
mindfulness practices have been recognized and implemented as a verifiable approach to treating all forms of addiction.

We will investigate the many ways Buddhist teachings can be used as
tools for recovery.
Whether on its own, or integrated into a 12 step-based program, the
benefits of meditative inquiry can have immeasurable results for well-being and spiritual awakening.

All who identify with any of the full range of addictions, including
substances, behaviors, habitual thought and emotional patterns are
welcome.  This event is open to anyone who is interested in the topic.


Suggested Donation $40.00
No one turned away for lack of funds

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Special Guest Teacher: Dave Smith
Dec
6
11:30 AM11:30

Special Guest Teacher: Dave Smith

Dave Smith is a Buddhist meditation teacher, addiction treatment specialist, experienced speaker, and published author. He is empowered to teach through the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and has received training in Buddhist psychology from the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (BCBS). He is the founder of the Against the Stream Nashville Meditation Center and teaches residential retreats, meditation classes and provides mentoring, trainings, and workshops in both secular and Buddhist contexts. He provides consulting for mental health agencies and non-profit organizations, and speaks nationally at addiction and behavioral health conferences. Dave lives in Paonia, Colorado.

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Holiday Unhooking
Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Holiday Unhooking

A morning workshop on family as a practice during the holidays.

Ram Dass, the spiritual teacher once said, “If you think you’re enlightened, go spend time with your family!”

In this 4 hour workshop, we will explore through meditation, inquiry and discussion, the practices of navigating the holidays with ease and an appropriate response.

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Special Guest Teacher: Albert Flynn DeSilver
Oct
4
11:30 AM11:30

Special Guest Teacher: Albert Flynn DeSilver

Albert Flynn DeSilver is an American poet, memoirist, novelist, speaker, and workshop leader. Albert is the founder of Writing as a Path to Awakening, which is about an embodied inter-connected approach to creativity and writing—helping us reignite the joy, fun, spontaneity, and wisdom in our practice and process of writing. Albert has been practicing meditation for more than twenty years and is known for merging the art of creative writing with the evolutionary practice of mindfulness meditation. His new nonfiction book, Writing as a Path to Awakening (Sounds True, 2017) is based on his popular writing workshops by the same name. Albert currently teaches writing and mindfulness workshops at The Omega Institute, The Esalen Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center and literary conferences nationally.

Visit Albert's website.

Albert's work has appeared in more than 100 literary journals worldwide including ZYZZYVA, New American Writing, Hanging Loose, Jubilat, Exquisite Corpse, Jacket (Australia), Poetry Kanto (Japan), Van Gogh’s Ear (France), and many others. He is the author of several books of poems and the memoir Beamish Boy, which Kirkus Reviews called “a beautifully written memoir. . .poignant and inspirational.” Albert taught as a California Poet in the Schools for more than a decade working with thousands of children throughout Northern California and beyond. He also served as Marin County, California’s very first Poet Laureate and has shared the stage with U. S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, Bestselling authors’ Maxine Hong Kingston, Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, Legendary Beat poet Michael McClure, and many others. He lives in Northern California.

“Albert DeSilver is an insightful meditation teacher, who engages his students through his caring attitude, creative applications of mindfulness, and sense of humor. He brings the practice alive for new and experienced students alike.”

—Heather Sundberg, Meditation Teacher
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
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