Offerings for Graduates

East Coast Mindfulness is happy to offer ongoing opportunities for students to connect with a community of mindfulness practitioners and teachers. Along with our free, weekly Worldwide Online Sit and our online retreats, we provide specialized programs for MBSR and MBCT graduates who wish to continue their learning and development in mindfulness.

Are you a graduate of an in-person or online live (not recorded) MBSR or MBCT 8-week program? We would love to have you join us for our ongoing offerings to graduates. If you wish to be included in our graduates email list, please let us know by completing the form below. We’d love to hear when and where you took your course, and who taught the course. When you join, you’ll hear from us about programs specifically designed for MBSR/MBCT graduates (including the days and times for the upcoming Retreat Classes we offer as part of ongoing 8-week courses) and receive our community updates as well.

Each time we teach an MBSR online program, we offer the 7.5 hour Retreat Class between Week 6 and Week 7. This is an integral part of the standard MBSR curriculum. Many MBSR students find this to be a powerful day of practice, discovery and development together. Graduates of past MBSR and MBCT 8-week programs are always welcome to join the Retreat Class, to support the current students and to strengthen their own practice over time. East Coast Mindfulness offers this Retreat Class to graduates 3-4 times each year. Once you join our graduates list, you’ll hear from us about these free, ongoing days for practicing, together.

Sitting for Life:
For 8-week Mindfulness Graduates
Four Thursdays beginning February 8, 2024 with Margaret Fletcher
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To be awake in life means engaging with intention in order to develop attention and attitude. To put this into practice calls for us to slow down, open, and observe ourselves and life happening. Sitting meditation is a time-honored means of practice. In sitting regularly, we can learn to relax, give space to and receive experience. With growing courage, we can learn to be vulnerable, which helps us to recognize what is true. If we can open to modes of dissonance, destabilizing, and dismantling, we can encourage “the deep to come to the surface.” Over and over we can be re-configured and re-born into the moments of this life, as we sit. We can learn to move with the knowing, intelligence and wisdom available as life itself unfolds and unfolds.

In this workshop we will focus on the practice, challenges and benefits of sitting meditation, all in service to waking up. Each week will include guided sitting practice, discussion and dialogue around intentions and experiences in a life of wakefulness. Between classes, assignments for formal sitting practice and inquiry in daily life will provide inspiration for our collective learning.

What technology you will need:

  • High-speed internet connection
  • Laptop or desktop with speaker, microphone, and video capability: no phones, iPads or other tablets, please

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