Once again, we are pleased to offer an 8-week course in the fundamentals of Unified Mindfulness.
If you’ve been to a few CEC Monday night meditations, you’ve likely heard the name Shinzen Young at some point. Shinzen has been an influential teacher for many in the CEC community. His secular framework for organizing and elucidating what all contemplative practices (‘east, west, ancient, modern, as he would say) have in common is called Unified Mindfulness.
Over the 8 weeks of this course, we’ll cover 5 (possibly 6) foundational UM techniques while exploring their relationship to the big picture of why we practice, how mindfulness skills can be developed and applied in daily life, and how challenging life situations can become opportunities to deepen our practice.
If you already have an established meditation practice, this course can help you refresh and deepen it by looking at it though a different ‘lens’ and seeing how it relates to the broader spectrum of meditation techniques. If you are new to meditation, this course will give you a foundation of new technique options that you will be able to use, on and off the cushion, for life.
The 8-Week Unified Mindfulness Fundamentals will be led by fellow Consciousness Explorer, Kevin Lacroix. A long-time CEC teacher, Kevin has worked extensively with Shinzen Young over the past 10 years (on residential retreat, one-on-one, and as a co-teacher on week-long retreat), is a Unified Mindfulness level 2 coach, a regular assistant in the UM Level 2 teacher training program, and will be a Mentor for the upcoming 3rd and final phase of Unified Mindfulness teacher training.