Saturday, December 2nd, 2023
9:00am - 4:00pm
Free - $70 (Pay what you can afford)
Center for Community, Art, & Spirituality
7400 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
"RJ has a warm and inviting way of sharing the fruits of Mindfulness practice."
This “Day of Mindfulness” is a 7-hour immersive experience into mindfulness practice. It is a key component of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction curriculum, where experience is emphasized over intellect or analysis.
What to Expect
Throughout the day, R.J. will be guiding participants through a series of different practices/exercises (see schedule below). The basic view of the day is to prioritize a gentle awareness of our bodies and hearts, with as little judgment, and as much kindness as is accessible. It is about meeting ourselves exactly where we are and taking a break from the constant doing that runs so much of our waking hours.
Many have found that by engaging in a "Day of Mindfulness," the busyness of the mind naturally slows and calms down. From this stability of attention, we are able to see our own minds and hearts with more clarity and less self-criticism. This is a strong basis for igniting change from unhealthy habits to wholesome ones. The practices encourage turning toward our present-moment experience, a rich opportunity to accept ourselves just as we are.
Context, place, and community are important for this kind of deep work. Although most of the day will be in silence, you will have opportunities at the beginning and the end of the day to get to know your fellow meditators and reflect upon the day. Despite the silence, many have reported feeling well supported by the group through their presence and engagement with the day’s schedule.
Teaching/guidance from a qualified teacher, a supportive community of fellow meditators, and one’s own genuine effort with the practices have shown to be a reliable recipe for promoting well-being, physical and mental health, self-understanding, and compassion.
Who is it For?
If you have some experience with mindfulness meditation, consider registering by clicking the button below. If you are brand new to mindfulness practice, the day could potentially feel overwhelming. Everyone is different, though, and for some a “Day of Mindfulness” can be a great introduction.
For questions, email R.J. at email@example.com
9:00am - Setup, Introduction
9:30am - Sitting Meditation
10:00am - Mindful Movement
10:45am - Walking Meditation
11:05am - Sitting
11:30am - Walking
11:45am - Body Scan
12:25pm - Silent lunch
1:25pm - Brief Movement + Sitting
2:05pm - Walking
2:20pm - Loving Kindness Meditation
2:45pm - Walking
3:05pm - Sitting
silence is lifted
3:30pm - Encouraging Words / Discussion
4:00pm - Farewell