Our multi-week courses allow for an in-depth exploration of discrete topics and techniques related to mindfulness and contemplative practice.  Each course incorporates a variety of instructional and practice methods such as sitting and walking meditation, journaling, lectures, group sharing, Q&A sessions, and home practice.  Explore our diverse range of course topics, dates, times, and formats below to find the one that is right for you. 

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Living Presence
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mindful Self-Compassion
Deepening Your Practice
Happiness is an Inside Job
Mindful Parenting


Living Presence: An 8-Week Mindfulness & Resilience Immersion

Explore how to ease suffering and cultivate lasting contentment, equanimity, healing and resilience in this experiential course of study and practice built upon the core contemplative values of Copper Beech Institute.


8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course

Our signature MBSR course provides tools for cultivating greater mindfulness in your day-to-day life, helping you to respond more effectively to life’s challenges and better manage stress and pain. We offer day and evening courses at our West Hartford campus and a evening course in the spring at our shoreline campus in Madison, CT.


8-Week Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) Course

Learn how to meet yourself with kindness and compassion in this course based on the program originally developed by Kristin Neff, Ph.D. and Chris Germer, Ph.D., both world-leading experts in self-compassion.

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Deepening Your Practice: An 8-Week Mindfulness Circle

With the support of a group, explore ways to deepen your existing mindfulness practice  This 8-week circle will further your understanding of different ways to practice, strengthen your personal commitment to mindfulness, and create an encouraging space for curiosity and growth. This circle is perfect for MBSR graduates.


Happiness Is an Inside Job

In this 5- week course, you will explore the essential Buddhist teachings of generosity, virtue, meditation and compassion, and their power to ground you in a life of depth, meaning, connection and joy.


Mindful Parenting I & II*

In these 4-week courses, you will explore how to build strong connections with your children and create the conditions that enable them to thrive. Suitable for any caregiver or parent, regardless of your child’s age, who is seeking to explore mindfulness with a particular focus on strengthening the parent-child relationship.

*Courses should be taken sequentially, but participants with an established mindfulness practice are welcome to take the classes out of sequence if necessary for scheduling reasons.