Everyday Life as Mindfulness Practice with Sylvia Boorstein & Heidi Bourne

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    Everyday Life as Mindfulness Practice with Sylvia Boorstein & Heidi Bourne

Aug 1st, 2024

Join us for a foundational series on the common-sense teachings of mindful awareness. With a focus on interactive discussion, meditation, and community building, Sylvia (via video recording) and Heidi (live via Zoom) will share practical, accessible, timeless teachings and tools that support the integration of mindfulness, non-harming, and kindness into the complexities of our everyday lives. Connect and be nurtured by the support of sangha, shared stories, and meaningful moments as we explore how to bring our practice more fully into everyday life.

This iteration of the series will involve interactive discussion, led by facilitating teacher Heidi Bourne, and will include Dharma talks, discussion and reflection, guided meditation, and Q&A.

With easy, accessible instructions based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, ethics (sila), and lovingkindness (metta), this course series will offer an opportunity to take your practice off of the cushion and into the world. All are warmly welcomed

5 Thursday Afternoons
4:00 - 5:30pm, PT
August 1 - August 29, 2024
Sessions: August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

• 5 live Zoom sessions with Heidi Bourne (recorded and posted for later viewing)
• 11 video-based teachings with Sylvia on how to make your day-to-day experience a basis for mindfulness practice. Filmed at her home in 2014, Sylvia offers reflections, teachings, and instructions for everyday experiences such as drinking coffee, driving, preparing food and even walking your dog. 
• A downloadable course manual with weekly summary notes

FEES: Our sliding scale options for this program include financial support for our teachers. Please consider paying at the highest rate that you can afford: your generosity supports the teachers as well as Spirit Rock, staff, and your fellow practitioners.

Benefactor – $108
Sustainer – $50
Basic – $30
Scholarship Rate (BIPOC, M/K) – $15

Further Details & Registration through Spirit Rock

Sylvia Boorstein has been teaching Dharma and mindfulness meditation since 1985. She is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, a psychotherapist, wife, mother, and grandmother. She is particularly interested in emphasizing daily life as a mindfulness practice and including informed citizenship and social activism as integral to spiritual maturation.

Her books include: It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness; Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There: A Mindfulness Retreat; That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhist; Pay Attention for Goodness’ Sake: The Buddhist Path of Kindness and Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life.

Heidi Bourne Heidi Bourne is a meditation teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition and is the founder and guiding teacher of Pacific Mindfulness. She has been teaching since 2005 offering classes, series courses, nature retreats, trauma-informed and resiliency-focused professional programs, and teaches regularly for Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She holds certification in mindfulness facilitation from UCLA, trauma resiliency from the Trauma Resource Institute, and is a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. Heidi is especially interested in the integration of the common sense, accessible and timeless teachings of awareness, ethics, and compassion into the complexity of our everyday lives. She is known for her grounded, down-to-earth humor and presence. She has a background in nursing, 35 years in small business ownership, and lives with her family in northern California.





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