Course Details

981: Introduction to Insight Mindfulness Meditation

February 14-18
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Learn core teachings behind compassion-based, insight meditation. Four classes are 60 minutes each in length. The fifth class will be a optional longer Zoom retreat (meditations, practical mindfulness tips, Q&A). Some roots of mindfulness practice originated with Plum Village and Thich Nhat Hanh. In this Zoom class, the SGL will lead students in guided meditations and discussions on mindfulness, its history, and how to practice it. The class will explore some science behind mindfulness and how to incorporate mindfulness into daily living. You will be given resources to continue a meditation practice long after the course ends. This course is ideal for beginners and experienced practitioners interested in this meditation style.

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Class Type: Lecture and Discussion

Class Format: Online

Hours of Reading: Less than 1 hour/session

Study Group Leader(s):

Karen Nicole

Karen Nicole, MA, is a mindfulness meditation leader and public speaker. She has practiced meditation for 14-plus years, largely with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington guiding teachers. She is certified in Mindfulness at Work through the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. She has practiced meditation online with Spirit Rock, Insight Meditation Society, and Plum Village.