by Krystn Ledoux
While it may seem that mindfulness is suddenly everywhere, from the New York Times to the “Today Show,” the practice is certainly nothing new. With ancient roots in nearly every great wisdom tradition, people have been practicing mindfulness — or present-moment awareness — for millennia.
The ancient practice of mindfulness entered popular culture through the courageous vision of biomedical scientist Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In 1979, his work in applying modern medicine and science to the practice of mindfulness led to the development of the foundational eight-week course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Copper Beech Institute offers both day and evening sessions of the eight-week MBSR course with classes starting several times throughout the year. To learn more about MBSR and view upcoming course dates, visit our website.
Krystn Ledoux is the marketing manager for Copper Beech Institute.
Upcoming Programs at Copper Beech Institute
Overnight Retreat with Chris Grosso and Brandon Nappi
September 13-15, 2019
Join us as we focus on courage and strengthening our willingness to face fear fearlessly through various meditations, creative exercises, and compassion practices.
Course with Brandon Nappi
Wednesdays, September 18, 2019 - October 23, 2019, 10am-12pm
Examine commonality and differences in sacred teachings as we explore the timeless search for wisdom, transcendence, and sacred belonging.
Event with Miranda Chapman and Vamsi Koneru, Ph.D.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7:00-8:30 pm.
For our third Courageous Candlelight Conversation of 2019, we will hold space for shares and reflections on the topic of trauma-informed mindfulness.