Mindfulness Meditation Course

Mindfulness Meditation: A year-long experiential course with Poep Sa Frank Jude Boccio

20 Wednesdays over 12 months, 6-7:30 pm (see dates below)

While “mindfulness” has become popularized, much has been lost from the original teachings of the Buddha. Join Poep Sa Frank Jude Boccio for this unique four-course program designed to ground you in a firm understanding and practice of mindfulness, with an emphasis on cultivating mindfulness in the midst of our full and busy lives. While each segment can be taken individually, the full curriculum will take you through the complete practice of satipatthana (the establishments of mindfulness) over the course of one year.

Through the meditative techniques of “shamatha-vipassana,” (calming and insight) you will learn how to explore the ways you currently relate to your own experience and learn to step back from conditioned reactivity and into a creative and free response to lived experience. 

This is meditation as the true fruit of Yoga – meditation as a way of life, recapturing and integrating all the facets of our lives so that we can delight in the joy, peace, and equanimity that arise from understanding the truth of who we really are. 

NOTE: Dress comfortably for sitting meditation and gentle yoga-asana practice. Suitable for beginners, including those with no previous experience, as well as those who wish to sharpen their meditative skills.

Part One: The Body

(Nov 1 – Dec 13, 2017 No Class Nov 22)
Through a systematic exploration of the body including positions, activities, parts, and elements we can develop a more nurturing and compassionate relation to the body as we become more clear about its true nature.

Part Two: Feelings

(Feb 21 – Mar 14, 2018)
Feelings arise and pass away incessantly and our conditioned reactions to them can cause us and those around us much suffering. Mindfulness of feelings can take us from conditioned reactivity to creative response.

Part Three: The Mind

(May 9 – 30, 2018)
Mind precedes action and determines to a large extent our perception of reality. With mindfulness, we don’t have to be led by the mind but instead, can use our mental activity for greater ease and wisdom.

Part Four: Objects of Mind

(Nov 7 – Dec 19, 2018 No Class Nov 21)
With the fourth satipatthana, we deepen our understanding of the mind and its powers of discernment and delusion, allowing us to become clearer about the causes and conditions for our experience.

FULL SERIES: $270 by Oct 25, 2017 / $300 After

Part 1: $90 by Oct 25, 2017 / $105 After 

Part 2: $60 by Feb 14, 2018 / $70 After

Part 3: $60 by May 2, 2018 / $70 After

Part 4: $90 by Nov 1, 2018 / $105 After

Individual Drop-Ins: $18 per class