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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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10/22/2017 Finding Ease and Freedom in Illness and Physical Pain
Nikki Mirghafori, Oren Sofer
10/23/2017 Self-Healing through Gentle Qigong - Ends Nov 20
Isabelita Papa
10/30/2017 Self-Healing through Gentle Qigong - Ends Nov 20
Isabelita Papa
11/2/2017 Healing Trauma using Loving Kindness and Compassion - CANCELLED - Ends Nov 16
Pawan Bareja
11/6/2017 Self-Healing through Gentle Qigong - Ends Nov 20
Isabelita Papa
11/9/2017 Healing Trauma using Loving Kindness and Compassion - CANCELLED - Ends Nov 16
Pawan Bareja
11/11/2017 The Heavenly Messengers: Aging, Illness, Death and Awakening
Anna Douglas
11/13/2017 Self-Healing through Gentle Qigong - Ends Nov 20
Isabelita Papa
11/16/2017 Healing Trauma using Loving Kindness and Compassion - CANCELLED
Pawan Bareja
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)
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