Start Here Now: An Online Course on the Path and Practice of Meditation with Susan Piver
Meditation has been proven to lead to everything from a good night’s sleep to complete enlightenment. It is one amazing practice! But because of all the current attention on mindfulness, there may be confusion about where to begin, what to actually expect from it, and how to preserve its spiritual meaning. Let Susan Piver guide you through what is real and how to do it!
Mindfulness Sitting Practice with Acceptance
“Form the intention to practice mindfulness—knowing what is happening while it is happening with an attitude of acceptance of whatever arises—and then connect with your motivation: why you—as an individual—want to do this.”
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 | 6:30 PM MDT | Boulder Book Store (in-person)
Sitting Still…Like a Kid: An Interview with Eline Snel
Shambhala: How did you first become interested in teaching mindfulness to kids?
Eline Snel: I led a training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for a group of twelve principals at my local school board. They asked me to develop a training method for children. So I did, after several tryouts in different schools and age groups.
S: How do you explain to a child what mindfulness is?
ES: I use the metaphor of a frog to help children become familiar with mindfulness as a daily attitude or lifestyle. A frog can sit very still, but can also jump very far—just like our minds do. You can see the breathing in the frog’s belly. Awareness of your own breathing helps you to concentrate and focus. And notice when the concentration is gone. Frogs are also aware of their surroundings, without constantly reacting.