West Side 2015
Two Hour Retreat
at Aspen Grove
Aspen Grove Wellness Center
9925 SW Nimbus Ave Beaverton
QiGong - Mindful Movement
Closing Q & A and Discussion
First 2015 Half-Day Retreat
10:00 AM until 2:00 PM SATURDAYS
Later in the Month
Bring a treat to share
during the tea break
Cost: Sliding Scale $12 - $45No one turned away for lack of funds
Call Jim at 503.292-6951
Tues Eve. 7:30 pm
Slow down and just sit mindfully
9240 SW Wilshire St.
Tai Chi Schedules
Wednesdays at 6:00
8 Step Intro
Wednesdays at 7:30
Meditation / QiGong
Tues Eves. @ 6 pm
What does it mean to to be a Mindfulness Mentor? To me it means cultivating a warm inner awareness that enriches all aspects of life. It means linking meditation practice with mindfulness in daily life. It means embracing a balanced and harmonic movement practice. My overall goal is to share what I have learned about embodying physical awareness, calming the emotions, and resting in the mind.
The science of mindfulness can be taught. It includes several key points:
Establishing a training methodology
Learning to bring an insightful point of view into the workings of the mind and the body
Sustaining a practice with consistency of intention and rhythm
Examining our assumptions about the realms of the brain, the body and the mind
To what degree are they, indeed, integrated realms?
How might their apparent separateness be integrated?
How do we rest in the body? In the mind?
How do we cultivate a plastic, flexible brain?
How do we tease apart the elements of thinking and feeling and sensation in our awareness?
What sort of momentum (regular practice) is needed in our spiritual practice to learn to enjoy the peace that passes all understanding?
Some of us have been working with these questions for a long time, and we can point the way for others who are drawn in the same directions. As current brain research opens new horizons and new fields of inquiry, the practice of mindfulness can support an integrated approach to all these questions.
9240 SW Wilshire St.
Portland, OR 97225