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"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

The Body, Movement & 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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3/18/2017 Roots, Rock, Rama! Jai Uttal's New Album Release Concert
Jai Uttal
3/25/2017 Qigong and Meditation: Healing and Awakening
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4/1/2017 Living Wise: The Buddha's Guidance on How to Be in the World
Kate Munding
4/2/2017 Finding Freedom: Embodied and Expressive Practices that Liberate
Anne Cushman, Nina Wise
4/2/2017 Healing Our Hearts, Minds and Bodies
Sandy Boucher
4/8/2017 Mindful Eating: Cultivating True Nourishment
Andrea Lieberstein
4/8/2017 The Nonviolence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Buddhist Practice
Donald Rothberg, Kazu Haga
4/9/2017 Every Body Has a Story
Jill Satterfield
4/22/2017 Living at the Speed of Life
Anna Douglas
5/1/2017 Releasing Trauma's Hold on our Meditation: Review & Deepening - Ends May 29
Sakti Rose
5/7/2017 Meeting Our Global Family - A Travel Pilgrimage in Story and Song
Betsy Rose
5/7/2017 Meeting Our Global Family - A Travel Pilgrimage in Story and Song
Betsy Rose
5/8/2017 Releasing Trauma's Hold on our Meditation: Review & Deepening - Ends May 29
Sakti Rose
5/13/2017 Natural Wisdom and Compassion: The Cultivation of Awareness
Alexis Santos
5/14/2017 Psychotherapy and the Art of Deep Listening
Grace Fisher
5/14/2017 The Tao and the Dharma: Practices of Mindfulness, Meditation and Qigong
Wes Nisker, Franz Moeckl (qigong)
5/15/2017 Releasing Trauma's Hold on our Meditation: Review & Deepening - Ends May 29
Sakti Rose
5/20/2017 Cultivating Clarity through Living the Questions
Lisa Ernst
5/20/2017 At the Intersection: Psychedelics and the Buddhist Path
Allan Badiner, Alex and Allyson Grey
5/21/2017 Heart Practices As We Age
Anna Douglas
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