Online Class Series

Everyday Life as Mindfulness Practice

Sylvia Boorstein

Sylvia Boorstein

Heidi Bourne

Heidi Bourne

Join us for a foundational series on the common-sense teachings of mindful awareness. With a focus on interactive discussion, meditation, and community building, Sylvia (via video recording) and Heidi (live via Zoom) will share practical, accessible, timeless teachings and tools that support the integration of mindfulness, non-harming, and kindness into the complexities of our everyday lives. Connect and be nurtured by the support of saṅgha, shared stories, and meaningful moments as we explore how to bring our practice more fully into everyday life. This iteration of the series will involve interactive discussion, led by facilitating teacher Heidi Bourne, and will include Dharma talks, discussion and reflection, guided meditation, and Q&A. With easy, accessible instructions based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, ethics (sila), and lovingkindness (mettā), this course series will offer an opportunity to take your practice off of the cushion and into the world.

Affinity Group

Open to all

Sylvia Boorstein, PhD
Heidi Bourne

Heidi Bourne

Teacher

Heidi Bourne is a meditation teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition and is the founder and guiding teacher of Pacific Mindfulness. She has been teaching since 2005 offering classes, series courses, nature retreats, trauma-informed and resiliency-focused professional programs. Heidi is dedicated to the timeless teachings of awareness, ethics, and compassion.

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