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Upcoming Workshops

Deepening Your Practice in Dharma Recovery


Online, Saturday, October 15

10:30am EST

In this two-hour workshop, we’ll discuss a number of Buddhist teachings and their application to our work in recovery.

Beginning with an overview of Right View, we’ll look at life from the perspective of the Four Noble Truths. From there we’ll discuss a number of other teachings, including these:

  • using the Four Noble Truths as a tool for spiritual assessment

  • the practice of mindfulness in deepening our sobriety

  • presence with breath and body

  • interdependence and dependent co-arising

  • impermanence: expanding Right View

  • working with the five hindrances

  • non-attachment and renunciation

These ideas can serve as a helpful introduction to the following programs on the Full Awareness of Breathing.

This workshop will include periods of guided meditation, discussion, and open sharing.

Full Awareness of Breathing: Meditation in Recovery

Part One

Saturday

January 14

10:30am EST


This two-hour workshop is the first of three in which we’ll look at the meditation practice known as the Full Awareness of Breathing.

This practice, the Buddha's most direct teaching on meditation, is a set of breath-based contemplations which relate directly to deepening our sobriety.

Full Awareness of Breathing meditation moves through contemplations of the body, feelings, mind, and the objects of our mind. These contemplations help us to understand our patterns of suffering, to relate to them with non-attachment, and allow them to pass.

In this workshop, we'll cover important fundamentals in this style of meditation:

  • meditation posture and settling the body

  • the differences between receptive, directed, and contemplative meditation

  • mindfulness: directed and receptive attention

  • peripheral awareness

  • developing the breath

  • working with distraction in meditation

  • contemplations of breath and body

  • contentment

This workshop will include teachings, periods of guided and silent meditation, and discussion.

Full Awareness of Breathing: Meditation in Recovery

Part Two

Saturday

January 21

10:30am EST


In this second two-hour workshop, we'll expand our practice of the Full Awareness of Breathing.

Based in the Buddha's most direct teaching on meditation, this workshop will help you deepen your practice of the fundamentals of Full Awareness of Breathing meditation. We'll then expand the practice through additional ideas and contemplations:

  • being open to joy

  • practicing with impermanence and interdependence

  • feelings vs. emotions

  • contemplations of feelings

  • the three poisons

  • beginning contemplation of the mind

This workshop will include teachings, periods of guided and silent meditation, and discussion.

Prerequisite:

Full Awareness of Breathing: Meditation in Recovery

Part One

Registration is Required.

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Full Awareness of Breathing: Meditation in Recovery

Part Three

Saturday

February 11

10:30am EST


In this third 2.5 hour workshop, we'll practice the remaining contemplations in the Full Awareness of Breathing.

In this workshop, we'll revisit practices the contemplations of Breath, Body and Feelings. We'll then expand our contemplations of the Mind and begin contemplations of the Objects of Mind.

  • deepening contemplations of the mind

  • no thought, no form, no self

  • thoughts on equanimity

  • contemplating the objects of mind

  • the fading of attachment

  • liberation from attachment

This workshop will include teachings, periods of guided and silent meditation, and discussion.

Prerequisite:

Full Awareness of Breathing: Meditation in Recovery

Parts One and Two

Registration is Required.

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After Completing All Three Workshops...

People who take part in all three workshops on The Full Awareness of Breathing will have free access to the upcoming ebook One Breath Following Another by Sheldon Clark.

The short sections in this book explain the different steps in Full Awareness of Breathing meditation. Each section has a link to an online guided meditation.

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