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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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Courses (MBSR)
Living Presence*
Working with Strong Emotions*
Buddhism 101*
The Undefended Heart*
At Home in the Body*

* Courses marked with an asterisk qualify for our  Year-Long Mindfulness Immersion Program.


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Courses (MBSR)

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.


Living Presence: A 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.

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Working with Strong Emotions: Right Now, It's Like This

Explore creating deep friendship with yourself by finding the sacred middle place where both joy and sorrow have a home.


Buddhism 101: Happiness Is an Inside Job

Explore the Buddha's preliminary teachings on generosity, virtue, compassion, and connection, and discover how these qualities have the power to ground us in a life of depth, meaning, connection, and joy.


The Undefended Heart

Learn how to cultivate great compassion for self and others that helps to reduce inner negative dialogue, bolster positive states of well-being, and improve emotional regulation and interpersonal relationships.


At Home in the Body

Explore embodied mindfulness practices using movement and breath.