Portland Mindfulness offers a range of meditation classes for various levels of commitment. We are all beginners, so beginners are welcome at every level. It’s just a matter of how much time you want to commit. If you are just starting to meditate and want to try things out, I recommend the first class listed below, Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation. On the other hand, if you have some experience and/or are highly stressed and motivated to practice, I recommend MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction). If you have already taken MBSR, and could use help in maintaining your meditation practice, try one of our MBSR refresher sessions to get your practice back on-track.
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
This four-week class is perfect for absolute beginners, or a wonderful refresher, even if you have a longstanding mindfulness meditation practice. We will explore many tools of mindfulness. Come and learn how to practice “Beginners Mind.”
Classes are Thursdays February 7th, 21st, 28th, and March 7th, 6:30 – 8pm
$100 earlybird registration, $120 after February 1st.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
The 8-week class originated by Jon Kabat-Zinn, supported by 30 years of research. This is a powerful adjunct to therapy or medical treatment, and has proven beneficial for chronic pain, various health conditions, or just simply “living the full catastrophe.”
Free (required) Orientation dates:Wednesdays January 30th OR February 6th, 6:30 – 8:30pm.
Classes are Wednesdays February 13th – April 3rd 6:30 – 8:30pm.
Day-Long Retreat Saturday March 16th, 9 – 4. Previous MBSR Graduates welcome to retreat.
$350 earlybird registration, $400 after February 8th.
By popular demand, a regular opportunity to come practice the tools of mindfulness. This is a wonderful way to support an ongoing (but maybe flagging) home practice. Of course, we are all beginners, so everyone is welcome.
Classes are Thursdays, January 17th, March 21st, 6:30-8pm