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
Course with Brandon Nappi
Wednesdays, April 11, 2018 - June 13, 2018
Built upon the core contemplative values of Copper Beech Institute, Living Presence provides an experiential course of study and practice to cultivate equanimity, healing and resilience.
With Miranda Chapman and Sandrine Harris
Saturday, May 26, 2018, 7-8:30 p.m.
With spaces of guided facilitation and structured play, as well as periods of freedom and deep listening, we will explore what it means to fully inhabit our bodies, outside of a specific form of movement.
Weekend Retreat with Mark Nepo
June 8–10, 2018
Through poetry, story, journaling and dialogue, Mark will guide participants into conversation with their own gifts and their own wisdom inspired by his new book of poetry, “The Way Under the Way.”