• December 5, 2015
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 12/05/2015 10:00 am 12/05/2015 5:00 pm America/Los_Angeles The Way of Awareness: Introduction to Mindfulness with Will Kabat-Zinn During this daylong retreat will be taking a deep dive into our own hearts and minds, cultivating meditative stillness of mind and body and looking deeply into the nature of our own experience. California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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During this daylong retreat will be taking a deep dive into our own hearts and minds, cultivating meditative stillness of mind and body and looking deeply into the nature of our own experience. There will be an emphasis on learning how to inhabit our bodies with awareness (in whatever condition they might be), and bringing a fresh, kind, and spacious awareness to everything that arises.  Cultivating intimacy with our own experience, we let life itself become the curriculum.  There will be an emphasis on developing mindfulness in all daily activities to foster a seamless continuity of life and practice. 

This day will include a systematic unfolding of meditation instructions, periods of guided sitting and walking meditation, short lectures/teachings and periods of conversation and dialogue about our unfolding experience.

Will Kabat-Zinn has practiced Insight Meditation in the U.S. and Burma for more than Fifteen years. He has taught mindfulness and meditation to diverse populations- neuroscientists at the Mind and Life Institute, incarcerated youth in NYC and Oakland, and business and technology leaders in Silicon Valley.  With his wife Teresa Will co-developed and taught a mindfulness-based curriculum for parents as part of a long-term study on stress and cell aging at UCSF. Will leads retreats regularly at Spirit Rock and at meditation centers around the country and is a member of the Spirit Rock Teacher's Council. Will lives in the East Bay with his wife and two children, and leads a weekly sitting group on Sunday evenings in Berkeley. 

 
WORKSHOP
Saturday December 5, 2015
10:00am-5:00pm
6 BBS CEs are available (MFT, LCSW, RN)

LECTURE
Thursday December 3, 2015
7:00PM-9:00PM

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