Basics of Mindfulness

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The Basics of Mindfulness

 

“Our practice is about insight. It’s about opening to a way of being that is clear, present, tender and free. It’s about realizing who you truly are in this very moment, not someday.”   -Trudy Goodman

Mindfulness meditation, or insight mindfulness, is a living practice of learning how to meet each moment fully. This is a loving and courageous way of life based on being present with experience as it comes and goes, with steady attentiveness and balance. When we live in THIS moment (which is the only one we actually have) our life becomes infinitely richer.

While contemplative practices are part of spiritual traditions across all cultures, today mindfulness meditation is a creative part of Western psychology, philosophy and many other disciplines. Mindfulness meditation has been the subject of much exciting scientific research in the last 30 years, and has been proven to help people better manage stress, fear, anger, anxiety, and depression both at home and in the workplace.

InsightLA has been providing the Los Angeles community with mindfulness meditation courses, workshops, and retreats since 2002.

This beginning meditation class helps bring balance into your daily life. Our popular Basics of Mindfulness class was named “Best of LA” by Los Angeles Magazine.This is InsightLA’s popular Basics of Mindfulness Class! This is our premier introduction to creating and incorporating an effective and ongoing insight meditation practice in all aspects of your life. This 6-week class is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators who want to refresh the fundamentals of their practice.

In this class you will learn to reduce your stress and gain more happiness by:

1. Developing a healthier relationship with your thoughts
2. Developing more balance with your emotions
3. Being more in touch with your body and mind.

These classes provide our students with a supportive environment. Our teachers tailor their instructions to meet the specific needs of participants. In a step-by-step process students learn the nuts and bolts of insight meditation and basic mindfulness practice.

There are six weekly classes.

*Payment arrangements are available. Please contact programs@insightla.org for more information.