Mindfulness Meditation: Cultivating Peace in a Changing World
Led by Mary Dillard
Where: St Mark’s Kennedy Room
When: 10am-11:30am: February 17 & 24 and March 2 & 9
Are you looking to rekindle or begin a meditation practice? Learn the basics in a clear, easy-to-follow way as we explore meditation in a supportive environment. In course, we will explore the basics of mindfulness meditation and practice how to cultivate a sense of peace in everyday life. You will learn to apply mindfulness in stillness and with walking meditation. The lessons will help you direct attention in a focused manner, connecting to the present moment and opening to a new awareness of your body, mind, and emotions.
Each meeting will include:
• Short talks on mindfulness meditation
• Tools on mindfulness of the breath, body, and emotions
• Tips on how to integrate a mindfulness practice into your daily life
• Time for Q & A and self-reflections
Mary Dillard has led spiritual formation programs for over 25 years in parish and retreat ministries. She earned a master’s degree in Spirituality from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and completed a certificate in Spiritual Direction. She is currently enrolled in the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, working toward a Certificate of Completion from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Sounds True, and the Awareness Training Institute.
The class will meet on Saturday mornings for four weeks. Please plan to attend all 4 weeks, as each week will build upon the others. The class is free, but registration is required. Please sign up below.