9/09: The Breath as an Anchor
9/16: Thoughts: The Monkey Mind
9/23: Mindfulness of Emotions
9/30: Compassion in Action
- offered freely in conjunction with Bhavana Community of Coastal Carolina
- heart donations accepted, click here
-all sessions virtual via Zoom format
Join Emily for a 4-week experiential series that teaches the fundamentals of mindfulness meditation. Each session is designed to build on the prior week and will include a guided meditation, a short talk on the week’s concept, a discussion on integrating the week’s concept into daily life, and an opportunity for Q&A.
Emily began her meditation practice in 2001 while living in Kanagawa, Japan, inspired by the serenity and joy embodied by the monks at the local temples she visited. In 2011, she deepened her study of Vipassana (Insight Meditation) through retreat at Wat Mahathat, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Bangkok. She is committed to life-long practice and deepening that practice through sharing the path with others. She will complete Jack Kornfield's and Tara Brach’s two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program at the end of 2020.
Taking meditation “off-the-cushion” and integrating the principles of mindfulness into daily life are the central themes of Emily’s practice and teaching. The skills cultivated in mindfulness meditation practice support her role as not only a meditation teacher, but also her roles as a mother to three young boys, a wife to a patient husband, and a full-time employee in the banking industry.
She is active with Bhavana Community of Coastal Carolina, where she serves as a founding Board Member. Emily regularly offers a local Mindful Kids program using meditation, music, and movement to teach fundamentals of mindfulness to children and families.
Our society does not foster kindness towards the self and this course will teach participants to cultivate self-compassion. This will be done through exploring the concepts of cultivating calm, joy, turning towards the unpleasant, and acceptance of ourselves with compassion. Each class will last 75 minutes and will incorporate lectures on the concepts, mindfulness activities, a formal meditation, reflection, and Q & A. By taking the time to learn about and cultivate self-compassion we are better able to handle challenges in own lives as well as the lives of others. ‘You can’t pour from an empty cup’ and this class will teach the first steps in learning to live with self-compassion.