Year-Long Mindfulness Immersion
Unifying the body, mind, heart and spirit for compassionate action.
Copper Beech Institute’s Year-Long Mindfulness Immersion offers a path for those who yearn to dedicate themselves to mindfulness, compassion, and self-inquiry in a warm community of like-minded practitioners. The Year-Long Immersion offers an experiential curriculum of study which attends to the body, mind, heart, and spirit.
The curriculum includes four six-week classes, a day retreat, five evening sessions, and a weekend retreat. The Year-Long Immersion offers not only the basic principles of mindfulness, but supports the deepening of your personal meditation practice and empowers you to integrate mindfulness wisdom into daily life on an ongoing basis. Each six-week class includes a combination of lecture, practice, and conversation.
You may enroll in the Year-Long Immersion at any time throughout the year, and while the program is designed to be completed in one year, you may take more than a year to complete the program requirements. A certificate is awarded once you complete all requirements.
Courses are open to the public and may also be taken individually by those not enrolled in the Year-Long Immersion. The program is for people of all backgrounds and traditions.
Completion of Eight-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course
Daily meditation practice
Desire to grow and support the growth of others
Complete four core classes
Attend one overnight retreat
Attend one full day retreat
Attend five practice in community sessions
The cost to enroll in the Year-Long Mindfulness Immersion is $1,520. This price is 20 percent off of the total cost of $1,900 if you were to register for four courses, one overnight retreat, one full-day retreat individually.
Simply complete our online registration form to enroll in the Year-Long Mindfulness Immersion. Once enrolled you will receive an email with a special code that will allow you to sign up for the individual programs you choose. No further tuition will be charged. We've taken this approach to allow you the freedom to select your programs as you journey through your unique pathway. View all the offerings that are part of the Year-Long Mindfulness Immersion below and simply return to this page when you are ready to choose your path. We simply ask you to register for each of your choices three weeks before the program begins.
Practice in Community Dates
Attend five evenings of practice and discussion throughout the year led by Miranda Chapman. Practice in community reminds us that we belong to each other. Participation in our private Facebook group dedicated to practitioners in the Year-Long Immersion is also encouraged.
Community practice with Miranda is held on the following dates:
September 19, 2018, 7-9 p.m.
January 2, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
February 27, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
May 1, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
June 26, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Fall 2019 dates will be added soon.
Core Course Options
Choose any four of the following six-week classes offered throughout the year. Daytime and evening classes are available.
Course with Amanda Votto
Thursdays, March 14, 2019 - April 18, 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.
Course with Kathy Simpson
Tuesdays, May 14, 2019 - June 18, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 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 Brandon Nappi
Mondays, July 15, 2019 - August 19, 2019, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Deepen your mindfulness practice in the service of resilience, connection, compassion, and deep joy.
Course with Miranda Chapman
Wednesday’s: July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Explore creating deep friendship with yourself by finding the sacred middle place where both joy and sorrow have a home.
Overnight Retreat Options
Choose one of the following weekend retreats at Copper Beech Institute.
Full Day Retreat Options
Choose from among any our day retreats at Copper Beech Institute.