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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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5/21/2017 Return to Wholeness: Releasing Trauma Using Loving-Kindness and Compassion
Pawan Bareja
5/22/2017 Releasing Trauma's Hold on our Meditation: Review & Deepening - Ends May 29
Sakti Rose
5/27/2017 Entering the Heart of Practice
Ayya Anandabodhi, Ayya Santacitta, Isabelita Papa (qigong)
5/28/2017 Radical Integrity
Sylvia Boorstein, Grace Fisher
5/29/2017 Releasing Trauma's Hold on our Meditation: Review & Deepening
Sakti Rose
6/3/2017 Renew and Revitalize: Sustaining Yourself As a Care Provider
Phillip Moffitt
6/4/2017 Summer Family Practice Day
Kate Munding, Eve Decker
6/11/2017 Relationship As Spiritual Practice
Debra Chamberlin Taylor, George Taylor
6/24/2017 Who Am I Now? Life Beyond 55
Anna Douglas
6/30/2017 Buddhist Goddess: Embodying the Divine Feminine Within - Ends Jul 2
Erin Selover
7/1/2017 Blue Mind: How Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier and More Connected
Wallace Nichols, Grace Fisher
7/2/2017 Mindfulness of the Body: Grounding in Bodily Awareness
Ajahn Karunadhammo
7/9/2017 Well-Nourished: Mindful Practices for Heart, Mind and Body
Andrea Lieberstein
7/17/2017 Writing as a Path to Awakening - Ends Jul 21
Albert Flynn DeSilver
7/22/2017 Concentration Meditation and the Jhanas
Tina Rasmussen, Stephen Snyder
7/22/2017 Introduction to Insight Meditation
Howard Cohn
7/23/2017 The Joy of Letting Go
Pawan Bareja, Art Jolly
7/23/2017 Cultivating a Compassionate Heart during Troubling Times
Sharda Rogell, Sakti Rose
7/29/2017 Transforming Emotions with Qigong Sound Healing and Meditation
Mingtong Gu, Debra Chamberlin Taylor
8/27/2017 Being Present in the Body: Using Mindfulness to Work with Trauma
Pawan Bareja
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