Philosophy Workshop: “Beyond Mindfulness – Western Meditation Techniques in Theory & Practice”

In this workshop led by David Nowakowski, we explored three techniques of meditation with deep roots in Western spiritual, religious, and philosophical life and practice. We began with two simple exercises, popular among the ancient Pythagoreans and Stoics, for developing the power of recollection and preparing ourselves for challenging circumstances. Then we turned to a practice known as “discursive meditation.” Learn more & access resources here!

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Philosophy Workshop: “Beyond Mindfulness – Western Meditation Techniques in Theory & Practice”

In this workshop, we’ll explore three techniques of meditation with deep roots in Western spiritual, religious, and philosophical life and practice. We’ll begin with two simple exercises, popular among the ancient Pythagoreans and Stoics, for developing the power of recollection and preparing ourselves for challenging circumstances. Then we’ll turn to a practice known as “discursive meditation,” where a particular sort of focused inner dialogue is used to unlock layers of meaning within a text, an image, or a conceptual system. Learn more & RSVP here!

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Silent Retreat (Spring 2018)

Our Spring 2018 Silent Weekend Retreat at Deep Bay Center on Flathead Lake was magical.  Mother Nature gifted us in so many ways.  The weather and views were beautiful…and very much in keeping with the hearts and kindness of our retreat-goers. Included below are some retreat reflections and a not…

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1/2 Day Teen Retreat on Merlin Nature Preserve – **CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT**

****WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HOST OUR 1/2 DAY TEEN RETREAT AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED.  DUE TO THE STRUCTURE OF THE 1/2 DAY PROGRAM & ACTIVITIES THEREIN, IN ORDER FOR THE EXPERIENCE TO BE EFFECTIVE & BENEFICIAL FOR RETREAT-GOERS, WE…

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Grief, Loss & Heartbreak Workshop – **CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT**

****WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HOST OUR GRIEF WORKSHOP AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED.  DUE TO THE STRUCTURE OF OUR WORKSHOP, IN ORDER FOR THE EXPERIENCE TO BE EFFECTIVE & BENEFICIAL FOR WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS A MINIMUM OF 7 PEOPLE IS NEEDED…

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4-Week Intensive Mindfulness Course (Week 4)

Spring into Spring in our 4-week intensive Introduction to Mindfulness course. In this evening class, we will explore mindfulness from three key perspectives: its Buddhist ethical and philosophical roots, the development of a Western, scientific, secularized practice, and our own personal experience with a variety of well-known practices 7pm–8:30pm (with…

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4-Week Intensive Mindfulness Course (Week 3)

Spring into Spring in our 4-week intensive Introduction to Mindfulness course. In this evening class, we will explore mindfulness from three key perspectives: its Buddhist ethical and philosophical roots, the development of a Western, scientific, secularized practice, and our own personal experience with a variety of well-known practices 7pm–8:30pm (with…

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4-Week Intensive Mindfulness Course (Week 2)

Spring into Spring in our 4-week intensive Introduction to Mindfulness course. In this evening class, we will explore mindfulness from three key perspectives: its Buddhist ethical and philosophical roots, the development of a Western, scientific, secularized practice, and our own personal experience with a variety of well-known practices 7pm–8:30pm (with…

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