Saturday, March 25 | 12pm-5pm
Sunday, March 26 | 10am-3pm
Location: Jung Do Martial Arts Academy, 710 Front Rd, Kingston, ON
Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with ourselves and with those around us. When we learn the art of mindful living we nourish our happiness and our capacity to look deeply and transform the suffering in ourselves. When the seeds of peace and happiness have grown in our hearts, we can offer that abundance to those around us, doing our part to contribute to the well-being of the world.
In the first part of the training, we’ll start at the beginning to help you understand “What is mindfulness?” We'll share with you tools and practices to help you integrate mindfulness into your daily life, at work, home or out and about. In the second part of the training, we’ll share with you how to impart this practice onto others such as your students, friends, colleagues, children, parents and everyone whose lives you touch.
Research has indicated that a mindful lifestyle can reduce stress & anxiety, cultivate joy, inner peace and overall well-being. In this course, you will be guided in various mindful activities and assigned homework to deepen your personal practice and growth. Some of the guided course activities include: guided meditation, walking meditation, silent sitting meditation and mindful movements with gentle stretching and Qi Gong. The group setting also helps support our practice as well as cultivate and regenerate our mindfulness energy.
We will be sharing our mindfulness practice and experience in the tradition of Buddhist Zen teacher, author, poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village spiritual community. We warmly welcome and respect people from all faiths.
This training is suitable for beginner or seasoned mindfulness and meditation practitioners.
Please email Sarah & Hang at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.