How to Practice and Teach Mindfulness-Awareness Meditation

April 13th—April 14th

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    Room: BSMC

    This weekend program is designed to support those interested in sharing the practice of meditation with others to cultivate the understanding and skills to assist others along their meditation path. 

    It is also open to those with an interest in understanding more about their own meditation practice.

    At the Saturday session, presenters will discuss how to give initial meditation instruction with time for questions, answers and insights by participants. Presenters will also address the following topics that are a part of current culture:  

    • Meditation instruction online
    • How meditation apps can fit in 
    • Reclaiming attention from social media
    • Working with anxiety and depression 

    The Sunday session will focus on unpacking Shamatha-Vipashyana, including: 

    • The difference between mindfulness (Shamatha) and awareness (Vipashyana)
    • How awareness develops over time
    • The fruition of meditation practice (authentic presence)

    At BSMC, following Sunday’s session, we will offer an information and question and answer session for those interested in training as meditation instructors at the Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center.  Here is an information sheet regarding this planned local training. 

    This program is offered as a Revenue Sharing Course with Shambhala Online.  Register with Shambhala Online on this page and enter the unique code: 2024CONTINUING50

    For more information, contact Janet Bronstein.


    Generosity Policy applies:  The Birmingham Shambhala Center does not wish restricted finances ever to interfere with one’s ability to receive the teachings. 

    • If paying the full price presents an obstacle to your participation, please use the “Pay what you can” option for registering, filling in the box with the price you are paying.  You can pay online with PayPal or a credit/debit car, or pay the amount at the door.
    • If you need to arrange a payment plan,  please make arrangements prior to the program by contacting Nick Buckner at [email protected].
    • For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.