MLP Mindfulness Foundations Course
In this time of national and global challenges such as an ongoing pandemic, deep societal divides, and grief-inducing climate chaos, basic mindfulness skills can help us to reduce anxiety, eco-despair, and fear; to live our precious lives with genuine happiness, loving-kindness, and compassion. This course is a transformative first step on a lifelong journey into our more authentic and joyful selves.
The MLP Mindfulness Foundations Course combines the practice of meditation with the application of mindfulness in daily life. The goal is to help you to live your life with attention and intention, cultivating the skills that empower you to make healthy choices that are in alignment with your values and that are meaningful to you. Mirador Eco-Retreat offers this 8-week course online quarterly throughout the year starting on the first Fridays of January, April, July, and October.
The non-profit Mindful Life Program's courses are designed to be practical and accessible, allowing anyone, with or without a background in mindfulness, to participate. The course is also designed to be universal so that anyone can benefit from mindfulness, regardless of cultural, economic, or spiritual background. Our goal is to help you develop habits that support your well-being and nourish inner resources and flourishing, while letting go of unhelpful habits that limit personal growth and cause mental and emotional suffering. Empower yourself to integrate the four key areas of mindfulness – attention, wisdom, values, and an open heart – into your life in practical, accessible, and universal ways.
Attention – Developing attention through meditation training
Values – Identifying core values and learning to bring them to bear in thoughts, words, actions
Wisdom – Increasing emotional intelligence and learning to respond rather than react
Open heart – Developing healthy relationships through cultivating compassion, loving-kindness, empathic joy, and equanimity.
The curriculum focuses on training the mind and cultivating the ability to make healthy choices that are beneficial to the life you want to live. In this way, you can be more present in your life as it happens, rather than dwelling in the past or fretting about the future. This course consists of lectures, meditations, small group discussions, journaling, and short video presentations.
The first class introduces participants to each other and to fundamental concepts, while focusing on creating a safe environment for participants to explore their own values and learn to apply practices to live in alignment with them.
20 hours of engaging live online class
“Transforming to a Mindful Life” Course Companion Journal
“The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life” book by co-founder John Bruna
Three-month membership in the Mindful Life Community™
Access to a guided meditation library and additional resources
Classes meet via Zoom on Fridays @ 2:00-4:30 pm Mountain Time
OCCASIONAL WEEKEND COURSES offered, email or check MLP website
choose Saturdays starting June 3, or Fridays starting July 7
both courses run 8 weeks online, from 2-4:30 pm Mountain Time
Cost: $299 ($350 value)
Scholarships or Payment Plans may be arranged by consultation
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*Continuing Professional Development (CPDs) credits may be available for social workers, therapists, and substance abuse counselors.
*Continuing Education Units (CEUs) may be available for teachers.
*Custom class scheduling available for groups of four or more. The course is offered to general audiences as well as to specific audiences such as educators, mental health professionals, recovery professionals, wellness programs, non-profits, and more. Ask about bringing this course to your workplace or other groups.