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
Workshop with Jackie Johnson
Sunday, January 6, 2019, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Learn mindfulness principles and put them into practice with sitting and walking meditation, body scanning and mindful communication.
Course with Kathy Simpson
Tuesdays, January 8, 2019 – February 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Explore the Buddha's preliminary teachings on generosity, virtue, compassion, and connection, and discover how these qualities that have the power to ground us in a life of depth, meaning, connection, and joy.
Course with Amanda Votto
Wednesdays, January 8, 2019 - February 20, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
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.