Mindfulness Meditation Workshop
With David Seybert
June 22, 2019
Mindfulness is the most scientifically studied method of meditation, and has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and to improve mental health and concentration. Mindfulness is a modern presentation of ancient meditation techniques that are central to the Buddhist vipassana and zen traditions.
Mindfulness meditation teaches us to be unconditionally present – to clearly see ourselves, just as we are and what is happening, just as it is.
Your workshop* experience will include:
- Exploration of the principles of mindfulness meditation
- Practice of sitting and walking meditation
- Opportunities for individual meditation guidance
Through the practice of mindfulness, we become aware of the mental unrest that arises when “what is” isn’t how we think it should be. We learn to calmly observe our thoughts and sensations and to open into the luminous tranquility of our inner wisdom.
Yoga, Meditation and Community
Experience a relaxing retreat with guided mindfulness meditation and yoga, explore universal spiritual principles and feel the joy of life in an intentional spiritual community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon.
*If you’d like to come early and stay the night, click here to reserve lodging. Accommodations include 3 wonderful vegetarian meals, starting with dinner on evening of arrival and include breakfast and lunch the next day.
10:00 –11:00 Instruction in mindfulness practice
11:15 –12:30 Guided mindfulness meditation practice
12:45 – 1:30 Lunch in Green Hill Café
2:00 – 2:30 Walking meditation
2:30 – 4:00 Guided mindfulness meditation practice
4:00 – 4:30 Questions and answers
4:30 – 6:00 Optional Ananda Yoga with energization, asanas, meditation
David is a certified Ananda Meditation teacher, spiritual counselor and Ananda Yoga (RYT200) teacher. David also teaches tai chi and qigong, and recently completed a week-long, silent retreat immersed in Buddhist vipashyana (mindfulness) practices, guided by a traditionally-trained Tibetan lama. David has been on a spiritual path since several awakening…
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