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"When one thought ends, right before the next thought begins,
there is a tiny gap called 'now.' Over time we learn to expand that gap."

– Spring Washam

The Body, Movement and Music

The first foundation of mindfulness is mindfulness of the body. This is an awareness of the body as body. It is something experienced as breath, flesh and bone. Introduction to mindfulness is often focused on the breath, experiencing breath and being breath. As the ability to maintain awareness of breath gets stronger, the practitioner becomes aware of the whole body. Body awareness is taken into movement. Chanting and rituals are opportunities to be mindful of body as it moves, and in this way we train to be mindful even when not meditating. 

Some of the themes covered in this learning path include: walking meditation, yoga, qigong, dance, improv, chanting, aging, illness, injury, pain, dying.

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11/19/2017 Transgender and Allies Metta Daylong
Fresh White, Rene Rivera, Abe Doherty, Bri Barnett, Jenna Rapues
11/20/2017 Self-Healing through Gentle Qigong
Isabelita Papa
11/24/2017 Yoga & Dharma: The Joys of Mindfulness
Ashley Sharp
11/25/2017 A Path for Couples: Joyful Connection, Mindful Communication
Debra Chamberlin-Taylor, George Taylor
11/29/2017 Liberate the Body and Stretch the Mind: Meditation & Yoga - Ends Nov 30
Wes Nisker, Katchie Ananda
12/3/2017 Awakening through the Body: Embodied Wisdom for Challenging Times
Heather Sundberg, Manuela Mischke-Reeds
12/9/2017 Apparent Here & Now
Ayya Anandabodhi, Ayya Santacitta, Isabelita Papa (qigong)
12/9/2017 Dharma through Myth and Stories
Pawan Bareja
12/9/2017 Meditation, Chanting and Winter Solstice Ritual
Jai Uttal, Debra Chamberlin-Taylor
12/10/2017 Your One Wild and Precious Life: A Day for Adventurous Women
Kate Munding, Betsy Rose
12/11/2017 In the Presence of Love: Metta & Qigong Retreat - 6 nights, ends Dec 17
Spring Washam, Vinny Ferraro, Erin Selover, Teja Bell (qigong), Gulwinder Singh (trainee)
12/15/2017 Awareness Is Your Best Friend
Howard Cohn
12/16/2017 Embodying Joy: Practices for Creating Well-Being through Qigong and Meditation
Debra Chamberlin-Taylor, Mingtong Gu
12/17/2017 Awakening Together: A Daylong Community Meditation Retreat
Larry Yang
12/23/2017 Relaxed and Awake
Dan Clurman
12/31/2017 Let Go, Start Over, Let Go: A New Year’s Meditation, Emancipation & Celebration - Ends Jan 1
Wes Nisker, Nina Wise, Jennifer Berezan
2/11/2018 Buddhist Goddess: Embodying the Divine Feminine Within
Erin Selover
3/10/2018 Chanting and Meditation
Jai Uttal, Debra Chamberlin-Taylor
3/25/2018 Deepening Your Meditation Through Stillness and Movement - 7 nights, ends Apr 1
Phillip Moffitt, JoAnna Harper, Erin Treat, Alex Haley, Leslie Booker (trainee), Solwazi Johnson (trainee)
3/25/2018 Deepening Your Meditation Through Stillness and Movement - 7 nights, ends Apr 1
Phillip Moffitt, JoAnna Harper, Erin Treat, Alex Haley, Leslie Booker (trainee), Solwazi Johnson (trainee)
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