Mindfulness & Contemplative Practice for Pagans


The many benefits of mindfulness practice are widely discussed today, including in corporations and schools. Whether aiding in mental focus, for productivity or helping with stress, these are postmodern terms for ancient philosophies and practices. Practicing mindfulness and emanating compassion — related contemplative paths — are key teachings at the heart of all the world’s great wisdom traditions. They are also keys to greater interconnection and oneness with Nature and our fellow beings. Contemplative practice includes meditation and guided visualization. This class provides an introduction to mindfulness, to sitting meditation and also offers opportunities for guided visualization. Students will be led in creating a meditation practice and will keep a journal/diary.

Francesca Ciancimino Howell, Ph.D.

Francesca Ciancimino Howell, Ph.D.

Instructor: Francesca C. Howell, Ph.D.

Class Meetings: Tuesdays 8 PM ET, runs Nov 16 – Dec 13

Required Readings: Hanh, Thich Nhat. 2011. Peace Is Every Breath – A practice for our busy lives. Rider, UK – 2011 or HarperOne, US.


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