How to Practice and Teach Mindfulness-Awareness Meditation - Class 2

May 4th—May 5th

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    Room: BSMC

    This weekend program is is the second one presented by Shambhala Online and BSMC, which 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.

    Weekend two will focus on embodiment—both generally and in meditation practice. The following topics will be discussed, as well as how to convey a sense of the experience of embodiment to others and how to guide people towards being embodied in their meditation practice:

    • An overview of Mindfulness of Body
    • Discovering ease and joy in the physical posture of meditation 
    • Connecting our bodies to the body of the earth and the elements of our natural world
    • Feeling the energy of emotions in your body and holding your seat, with yourself and others
    • Communicating with others from an embodied place. 
    • Learning to work with physical discomfort through mindfulness of body
    • Exploration and familiarity with the Four Postures of Meditation
    • Tips on how to lead body-centered practices such as shamatha yoga with an emphasis on permission language and adaptations
    • Bringing “mindfulness of body” into everyday life


    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.