Ok, I’m Mindful . . . Now What?
Exploring the Wonders of the Mind with Andrew Holecek
Online: Thursdays, May 5-26, 2022, 6:30-8:30PM (US Eastern Time)
Can't make it to the live sessions? Watch video recordings on-demand.

The mindfulness revolution is sweeping the globe, and has much to offer. But as important as mindfulness is, it is limited. Mindfulness sedates, it does not liberate. This course offers a healthy critique of mindfulness, and a survey of the many meditations that transcend (but include) it. What exactly is mindfulness, and who came up with it? What are the shadow sides of this practice? And how does mindfulness relate to insight meditation (vipassanā)?

This course will introduce you to analytic meditation, tonglen, open awareness, meditation “snacks,” the reverse meditations, and the five nocturnal meditations. We will explore some of the obstacles to meditation, including spiritual bypassing, escapism, spiritual materialism, and McMindfulness. This class will also examine a host of related topics: what is the role of the body on the meditative path, and does therapy have a place? Can meditation help with political upheaval, social unrest, and the ecological crises?

All four sessions of this program will be recorded, and the recordings will be made available to all registrants—those who are able to join the sessions live and those who need to miss any or all sessions. Registrants will have access to the recordings for 4 weeks after the course ends.

Required Technology and Preparation:

  • High-speed internet connection

  • Please, no phones

  • Join on a computer that has a full-sized screen on which you can see at least 25 Zoom participants, without having to scroll

  • Ensure that your computer is situated on a stable surface (instead of resting on your lap, etc.)

  • Video and microphone capability (so that you can be seen and heard)

  • A place for practice that allows for being undisturbed

  • Current version of Zoom installed

All times shown are in US Eastern Time:

Dates Times
Thursday,
May 5
6:30PM-8:30PM
Thursday,
May 12
6:30PM-8:30PM
Thursday,
May 19
6:30PM-8:30PM
Thursday,
May 26
6:30PM-8:30PM

Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $250

TIER 2 (Our Cost): $200

TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $150

If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us so we can find a way for you to participate.

From the pulldown menu, please select the level of payment that applies to your situation, and complete your registration using either a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

You do not need a PayPal account in order to use your credit card to make your payment (you may need to select the "Checkout as Guest" option to use a credit card).

You will be asked to provide your phone number during the payment process—this is so that we can contact you should there be any changes to the course schedule, etc.

Choose the payment level that applies to you:

Once you have paid, your slot is reserved.

  • Schedule

    All times shown are in US Eastern Time:

    Dates Times
    Thursday,
    May 5
    6:30PM-8:30PM
    Thursday,
    May 12
    6:30PM-8:30PM
    Thursday,
    May 19
    6:30PM-8:30PM
    Thursday,
    May 26
    6:30PM-8:30PM
  • Program Cost

    Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

    TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $250

    TIER 2 (Our Cost): $200

    TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $150

    If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us so we can find a way for you to participate.

  • Register

    From the pulldown menu, please select the level of payment that applies to your situation, and complete your registration using either a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

    You do not need a PayPal account in order to use your credit card to make your payment (you may need to select the "Checkout as Guest" option to use a credit card).

    You will be asked to provide your phone number during the payment process—this is so that we can contact you should there be any changes to the course schedule, etc.

    Choose the payment level that applies to you:

    Once you have paid, your slot is reserved.

REFUND POLICY:
You may receive a full refund if you notify us via email (info@eastcoastmindfulness.com) at least 24 hours prior to the program. No refunds will be granted thereafter.

Questions? Please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com


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