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Mindful awareness can be defined as paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. It is an excellent antidote to the stresses of modern times. It invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with one's inner experience. Learn more »

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Mindful Awareness Weekend Retreat
Join us for a weekend to practice mindfulness meditation in a beautiful residential setting. We will spend the weekend in sitting and walking meditation, with ongoing guidance, lecture and instruction from the teachers.
Sept 19-21. Royal Way, Lucerne Valley, CA. Learn more »


Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation 2015
This year-long program provides training, support, and supervision to those wishing to incorporate mindfulness into their occupation or to share mindfulness with individuals, groups, communities, or institutions.
Deadline: Friday, Oct 10. Learn more »

      Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Forgiveness
This daylong will include sitting walking meditation, lecture, and exercises to work with powerful practice of forgiveness.
Saturday, Oct 11. (updated) Learn more »

6-week Mindfulness courses
Sept/Oct MAPs classes is open for registration. 
Starts the week of Sept 8. Learn more »


Online Mindfulness Class
Learn meditation online. This online class lays the foundation for a daily meditation practice and provides insights into the art, science, and practice of mindfulness.
Ongoing. Learn more »

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