The Practice

On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day. —Rumi

Mindfulness Meditation

SIT (Six-week Introductory Training) in Mindfulness

"Mindfulness reveals the nature of our own mind, which is clear awareness, that is receptive, boundless and free. — Mark Coleman

Six weekly Mindfulness Meditation Classes followed by practice reflections, journaling, or quietly enjoying summer mornings onboard the S/V Blue Mind.

A mindful half-day River Cruise/Sail may be added on for an additional fee.

The course is for those new to Mindfulness Meditation and for those who wish to deepen their practice by cultivating a way of being rather than a way of doing. This way of being is an embodied presence, is self-aware, self-compassionate, and is available at any moment when we wake up to the wisdom of our bodies.

  • Week 1: Introduction to and Overview of Mindfulness - You can train your attention and focus with mindfulness practice
  • Week 2: Mindfulness of Body - You can be present and embodied through mindfulness of body
  • Week 3: Feeling Tone/Hindrances - You can explore and reduce your reactivity to experience
  • Week 4: Mindfulness of Emotion - You can explore and develop more emotional intelligence
  • Week 5: Mindfulness of Thought/Mental Processes - You can develop a wise relationship to thoughts and diminish self-judgment
  • Week 6: Cultivating Kindness/Taking the Practice Home -You can open awareness to all experience and grow a loving heart

The Boundless Qualities of the Heart

Living more fully, more fluidly, and more freely

“We find freedom when our speech and actions align with our intentions and values.  –Martin Aylward

Six weekly Mindfulness Meditation Classes followed by practice reflections, journaling, or quietly enjoying summer mornings onboard the S/V Blue Mind.

A mindful half-day River Cruise/Sail may be added on for an additional fee.

This course is for those who have previously taken an introductory class in Mindfulness Meditation and for those who wish to deepen their established meditation practice, exploring ways to take their practice off the cushion and into their daily lives.

Friendliness and goodwill, compassion, delight and joy, and steadiness can become the home of our hearts. The heart naturally wants to care, to be a refuge, and a safe place for others.

A boundless heart brings change to the world. We are planting seeds. On an interpersonal level, we can have a significant impact. Trusting in what is meaningful to ourselves is best for everyone and may very well lead to good.

Can we meet life moment by moment, with a wide-open embrace? This is life. This is how it is. These practices teach our hearts to be kind, compassionate, joyful, and steady. By our speech and by our actions, we can change the world for one person today.

There is meaning in moment-to-moment experience. Consider shifting perspective from finding purpose in life to finding meaning. We can find meaning and a sense of wholeness through connection. That is Clear Blue Mind!.

  • Week 1: Course Overview
  • Week 2: Loving Kindness, Friendliness, and Goodwill
  • Week 3: Compassion– The Tender Heart
  • Week 4: Appreciative Joy, Delight, and Gratitude
  • Week 5: Steadiness/Spaciousness (Traditionally Equanimity)
  • Week 6: The Expression of Your Practice in Your Life and in the World

Please ask about one-on-one Nature-based Mindfulness Meditation Coaching.

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