Basic Mindfulness in Practice

Basic Mindfulness: A pragmatic, flexible meditation system

Deepen your practice by learning more about Vermont-based meditation teacher Shinzen Young‘s Basic Mindfulness system. See how this comprehensive, algorithmic approach develops the attentional skills of concentration, sensory clarity, and equanimity. CML Residents Danny Morris and Toby Sola will be teaching this course, which will take place on Sundays at 4:30 in the Burlington Friends Meeting House, from 5/3 to 6/7. We suggest a donation of $100 for the entire course. Scholarships are available upon request for those in need. Drop-ins are $30/class.

Syllabus

  • Introduction to Basic Mindfulness Techniques (5/2)
    • The significance of sensory experience
    • Noting and Labeling
    • Concentration, Clarity and Equanimity
    • See-Hear-Feel
  • In / Out (5/9)
  • Rest / Flow / Space (5/16)
  • Do Nothing and Nurture Positive (5/23)
  • Choosing a Technique (5/30)
    • Strategy
    • Turn Toward / Turn Away
    • Windows and Walls
  • Review (6/6)
    • Special Exercises
    • Application in Life

Recommended Reading 

Recordings

If you can’t make a class or do not live near Burlington, you are welcome to listen to the class recordings, which will be available below. We still suggest making a donation.

Class #1: 5/3

Class #2: 5/10

Class #3: 5/17

Class #4: 5/24

Class #5: 5/31

Class #6: 6/7