On the last Sunday of every month the B.L.C. Sangha members meet live at the center for learning & meditation. We invite you to join us, virtually. Open to all!
9:45a - 10:15a
Opening & Learning (Meditation Guidance)
10:15a - 11:45a
Lightly Guided Mindfulness Meditations: Seated, Body Scan, Walking & Loving Kindness
11:45a - 12:15p
Suggested monthly donation:
$15 - $35
Balance Living Center is pleased to offer the following Mindfulness Meditation workshops, taught by an amazing collection of instructors. Each workshop focuses on a specific topic and how mindfulness meditation can influence it. The workshops being offered will be taught by a different instructor(s) and the courses can be taken as an independent session or as a series (any combination) however registration and payment is directly with the individual instructor(s). If you have any questions, please reach out directly to the specific instructor(s) of the course you are interested in.
We all hear the phrase "back to normal" with regularity nowadays. The reality is we can't go back; we can only move forward. With the support of mindful meditation practices, we can learn to move forward with intention.
When: 1/12, 6-7pm
Mindfulness is showing up everywhere...in hospitals, sports, jails, and, yes, even in schools. Are you a little bit curious about mindfulness, but don’t know where to start? It’s time to build your nest! This 3 part workshop will help you understand the basics of both the science behind and the practice of mindfulness. You should leave these workshops with tangible, quick and simple techniques that can be used at home by you AND in the classroom with your students. Part 1 of the workshop will provide information about how to begin the practice of mindfulness (even the very next day!) and Parts 2 and 3 will dive deeper into how mindfulness connects to the topics of Trauma and Epigenetics.
When: 1.27.2021, 4:30-6pm
Cost: $20 for each session, $50 for all three
After the year we've had, the stress levels in our mind and body are at an all time high. Join me for a scientific look at how mindfulness practices can help to destress both the body and the mind.
Part 1 will explore how we store stress on a cellular level from the time of childhood to the present day.
Part 2 will explore just how important the practice of Mindfulness is to physically change the brain's ability to function via practice.
When: Part 1 = 2.8.21, 7-8:15pm
Part 2 = 2.15.21, 7-8:15pm
Cost: Suggested donation of
$30-40 for both.
#1 Self-Compassion, practicing loving kindness for self.
When we are compassionate toward ourselves and non-judgemental in our ability to practice meditation, we can find ease in sharing these practices with others. There is really no “wrong” way to do this.You are invited to explore loving kindness through formal practice as well as more playful and informal exercises. Each workshop will build on these skills.
#2 Compassion for something that is causing stress/pain, building on practice of loving kindness toward self and that thing. (Include a positive thing)
#3 Compassion for someone that is causing stress/pain, building on practice toward self, that thing and then to someone. (Include a positive person)
#4 Compassion for all beings, building on the practice toward self > thing > person > all.
With: Steve & Jennie
When: 2/25, Time T.B.D.
(6-7:30 or 6:30-8) #2, 3, 4
also Thursdays @ same time (ET)
Does COVID 19 have you angry? Me too.
A workshop designed to help student athletes navigate anger over the loss of their athletic season through the lens of mindful practices.
When: 3/10/2021, 6:30p-8p ET
This Virtual Workshop explores different types of loss and the impact that mindfulness has on healing from these losses.
When the waves of sadness and helplessness wash over you, initially feel the emotions and their depth. Through the use of mindfulness practices taught in this workshop, you will leave with new skills to help you in your journey through grief and loss. This workshop is for anyone who has experienced loss.
When: 4.7.2021, 6:30-8:00pm ET
This session is being offered to the college communities. We will explore what Mindfulness is and discover how learning to integrate opportunities for joy can enhance your mindfulness baseline.
When: 4/24, 9a ET
Join us on Monday mornings for a short meditation session led by Steve. These gently guided mindfulness meditations are geared to help you start your week off on the right foot (or left foot if you prefer).
With: Steve Zielinski
When: Monday mornings, 6:30a - 6:45a ET
Where: Virtual (Contact Steve for more information and to receive the link to the Zoom meeting.
MBSR is an 8-week evidence based, experiential program designed to provide participants with intensive and systematic training in mindfulness meditation and movement practices, and integrating into one’s daily life what is discovered and learned through the process of participating in the program.
First created in 1979, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., MBSR has over 40 years of research that consistently demonstrates positive outcomes associated with increased self-awareness and emotional and attentional regulation. In addition, outcomes highlight statistically significant reductions in symptoms for various physical and behavioral health conditions including anxiety, depression and chronic pain, along with positive changes in risk factors that may lead to more serious chronic ailments.
Register & Pay through WFL BOCES
(FREE to all W.F.L. Component District Employees)
Learn and Practice the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation for your body, mind and relationships in this 5-week session. Taught by Sheila Darling, Level 2 Mindfulness Meditation Teacher.
May 11-June 8, 6-7pm
Live in Person at Balanced Living Center or Virtually on Zoom.