It is with great excitement that equilibrium will be offering a Committed Alumni Program. This program will be a one year offering for those who would like to learn more about the foundational elements of mindfulness and want to be a part of a community of practitioners. The course will consist of four, six-week classes which will take place throughout out the year.
There will also be sitting groups just for the participants of this program. These sessions will help with the continuity of the community and the teachings in between the six week programs.
Additionally, all of the participants will have buddy groups formed with other participants in the program. You will meet with your buddies monthly throughout the year to explore the practice and teachings together. These groups can create great opportunities for learning, friendship and long-term dharma friends.
Dates and Classes:
1st Program: Building Community and the Four Noble Truths
Dates: Tuesday Nights 6-8pm from January 26th to March 2nd (on-line)
This first program will be an opportunity for us to do explore the Four Noble Truths while we build our yearlong community.
2nd Program: The Eight Fold Path
Dates: Tuesday Nights 6-8pm from April 13th to May 18th – Location TBD
The focus of this class is bringing mindfulness into our lives through the 8-fold path. The eight-fold path includes Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration. It will be presented in a secular format and will give suggestions about how the 8-fold path can show up in our formal practice and how we can explore it in our daily lives.
Sitting Group Session for Yearlong Group:
June 22nd 6-7:30pm
3rd Program: Action and Intentions
Dates: Tuesday Nights from 6-8pm August 31st to October 5th
The focus of this class will be to examine the intentions that we have for our life, and how our actions have a direct impact on that. We will explore the conditional nature of experience and how those conditions have an impact on our actions and choices.
4th Program: Cultivating Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Balance in our Everyday Lives
Dates: Tuesday Nights from 6-8pm October 12th to November 23rd.
*Note there will be no class on November 2nd
This class will explore the teachings on the kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. This program will offer teachings which will enhance and support your ability to cultivate these practices in your daily life! These practices are just as important as cultivating awareness. You can view them as a balancing factors for practice. As we begin to see things more clearly, we must be able to have kindness and compassion to maintain balance.
Closing Retreat: Saturday December 5th and 6th 2021
Saturday December 11th from 9-5pm
Sunday December 12th from 9-3pm
Midtown Mindfulness Sitting Group Session for Yearlong Group:
December 28th 6-7:30pm
Instructor: Colleen Camenisch for all courses
Location: The yearlong courses will be delivered online via zoom until we are able to meet in person safely and then will likely move to the Reno Collective at 1515 Plumas Street, Reno, NV 89509.
Cost is $90 per month for 12 months a total of $1080.00
Price includes Joseph Goldstiens book: Mindfulness
To reserve your spot in the class: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org payment information will be e-mailed in December.