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[Live Streamed] Mindfulness Meditation Foundations with Brent Morton
Apr 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm| $400
Mindfulness is the art of paying attention strategically. What we pay attention to and how we pay attention very well could be the most important thing we have control over in our lives. Where we place our attention has a powerful effect on our nervous system, affects how much we suffer from psychological issues, and it could very well determine how long we live and the quality of that life.
Mindfulness is a vivid awareness of whatever appears in one’s mind or body—thoughts, sensations, moods—without grasping at the pleasant or recoiling from the unpleasant. Though simple in its description, in practice, it is as complicated as being human.
Training in mindfulness meditation is training in reclaiming our agency around the most essential aspect of our being human: our consciousness. Homo sapiens means that we know that we know. Without training, we may be destined to have our awareness hijacked instead of realizing and moving towards what is most vital for our attention to experience.
8 Limbs now offers two individual Mindfulness Courses to explore the art and science of mindfulness thoughtfully and systematically: Mindfulness Foundations & Intermediate Mindfulness. These classes are offered online via Zoom and additional content and recordings are hosted on Teachable.
Each course includes:
Six weekly live (online) class meetings or eight (Parts 2 and 3)
Recordings of classes for duration of course
In-depth workbook with daily reflections and teachings
Supplemental video recordings of teachings, and guided audio meditations
Part 3: Mindfulness Teaching Methodology (Live-stream)
How to design a four-week intro to meditation class to teach locally or online
How to teach from the depth of your own practice
Story-telling as a means to evoke states
Developmental arch of students of mindfulness
Regulating your own system while teaching
Learning to track the mind-states of the group at large as well as individuals
The art of conversation and free association
Asking for help (consultation)
How to work with your own inner critic when teaching (a mini-exploration of internal family systems)
Two hour-long teaching consultation with Brent, one at the beginning of the course and one at the end
Saturdays, April 9-May14, 2022 plus day-long session May 21, 10am-4pm
$375 – Sustaining is the market value rate that includes consideration for the instructor’s compensation and hosting expenses.
$425 – Supporting – If you are able to support our efforts to make this series and other events more accessible.
$325 – Supported –If you need financial support to access this offering.
$400 – 500hr Students
About the instructor: Brent Morton
Brent Morton has been meditating in the mindfulness tradition starting in 2007. He has trained extensively in the Theravada Buddhist (mindfulness) tradition, spending over a year in silent retreat and practicing in Burma, Thailand, and India. He completed a four-year mindfulness teacher training with Jack Kornfield through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin, California, in 2016. He has taught meditation trainings, retreats, and teacher training since 2014. Brent moved to Kauai last year after living and teaching in the Seattle area for most of his life.
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