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
Event with Miranda Chapman and Gabriela De Golia
Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 7–8:30 p.m.
Candlelight Conversations provide a forum to explore the connection between contemplative practice and vital social issues.
Workshop with Tom Cushing
Friday, June 7, 2019, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Ease into a beginner’s guide to T’ai Chi and Qigong and enjoy a morning of rejuvenating and revitalizing movement and contemplation.
Workshop with Chris Grosso
Sunday, June 9, 2019, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Find self-acceptance during this introductory workshop by using your perfect imperfections and difficult life experiences as catalysts towards spiritual awakening through various meditations, creative exercises, compassion practices, live ambient music meditation, and more.
Overnight Retreat with Brandon Nappi at Kripalu
June 21-23, 2019
Combining laughter, storytelling, honest conversation, and live classical guitar, this program is a search for meaning and belonging. Come recover the wisdom within and learn to listen for the purpose that wants to live through you.
Overnight Retreat with Rose Pavlov
June 28-30, 2019
Join us for a weekend retreat devoted to the practice of compassion-based mindfulness for self-care and for the work of equity, inclusion, and mindful social justice in education.
Overnight Retreat with Joanna Curry-Sartori & Anna Tansi
July 12-14, 2019
Learn accessible and practical strategies to shift into your best self, connect compassionately, confidently contribute, and bring forth greater possibilities with each interaction and situation in your daily life.