Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness Matters


Mindfulness A–Z: Liberating Regret, Stuckness, and Perfectionism

posted by Dr. Arnie Kozak

1683240959_T_02.13_SD

From Sunday August 4 to Friday August 9, I will be presenting this special workshop at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

If you are not familiar, Kripalu is a wonderful place. Nestled in the Berkshire Mountains, it is an oasis of peace, tranquility, and empowerment. I have the great fortune to teach there and I am pleased to present this new workshop in the 5-Day format. It is a spiritual vacation that just might change your life.

Here is my course description:

Do you have trouble getting out of your own way? Do you have a fear of missing out? Do you want more freedom from self-imposed rules, expectations, and limitations? Mindfulness has the power to release you from regret, perfectionism, and other forces that give rise to pervasive dissatisfaction and anguish.

— This workshop combines training in mindfulness meditation and Buddhist psychology with a creative narrative process called Story Art to free you from self-inflicted obstacles. In this program, you

— Learn basic mindfulness skills through formal and informal practices

— Uncover hidden rules, expectations, and stories that keep you stuck, frustrated, and unhappy

— Transcend the harsh internal critic and its proxies: restlessness, impatience, boredom, and distractibility

— Practice Story Art to deal with unsettled issues that are holding you back

— Gain a working, direct knowledge of the Buddha’s psychology.

This life-changing week engages you through mindful self-exploration, humor, poetry, heartfelt discussion, and a creative method for disarming painful and limiting stories.

We will spend time each day exploring the places where we have the most difficulty and using the Story Art process to open a space for change. We will meditate together and learn how to apply the Buddha’s basic teachings to live our lives free from unnecessary stress, anguish, and limitation.

I hope that you can join us. Please forward this along to any friends who might be interested.

REGISTER HERE >>



Previous Posts

Giving Thanks 2014: Still a Lot to be Grateful For
There is not now, nor ever, a shortage of tragic, unjust, and violent events occurring around the world. The news media exploits these events and brings them into our brains 24/7 with an unrelenting insistence. Our nervous systems are vulnerable to these kinds of information. They signal danger and

posted 8:56:43am Nov. 27, 2014 | read full post »

Buddhist Icon--Thich Nhat Hanh Recovering in Hospital
Beloved Buddhist monk and teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh (TNH) has experienced a severe cerebral hemorrhage and remains in critical condition. He recently had his 88th Birthday. I surmise that he is, along with the Dalai, Lama, one of the two most readily recognized Buddhist figures in the world today. Af

posted 6:27:39am Nov. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Mindfulness with a Capital "M"
A recent Telegraph column asked if mindfulness lives up to its hype. The author, Polly Vernon, predicts that "mindfulness" will be the OED's (Oxford English Dictionary) word of the year. That would not surprise me. She goes on to give a favorable if at first skeptical review of the practice. Having

posted 12:19:27pm Nov. 04, 2014 | read full post »

Time to Wake Up: Reading Your Way to Awakening
We have been asleep, collectively and individually and there is a growing call to wake up. The Buddha was the first to suggest this change in consciousness 2500 years ago (and as you know the term buddha means one who has awakened). And now there are three books that have come to my attention with w

posted 11:05:45am Oct. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Citizen of the Cosmos
I recently heard Ann Druyan interviewed on Radio Lab. She spoke of falling in love with Carl Sagan when they were working together on the Voyager mission in the late 70s, where she was in charge of developing the content that would be sent out into space for alien cultures to discover. It was a touc

posted 9:59:05am Oct. 14, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.