- Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence – Half-Day Retreat
April 8, 2017
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Date: Saturday, April 8th
Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: West LA 1001a Colorado Ave., Santa Monica Against The Stream
Cost: Sliding Scale $30-60 – no one turned away for lack of funds
If you’ve been exploring meditation for a while, you’ve probably heard about retreats. During a retreat, a meditator will set aside their normal life/responsibilities/technology to commit to a monastery-style routine of simplicity and intensive practice (usually with trusted teachers, in a beautiful setting, for somewhere between 3 and 10 days). Consecutive days of consistent meditation in a serene environment like this can completely revolutionize the way a person experiences meditation—and life. Personally, attending a retreat was the thing that finally pushed me over the hump from being an on-and-off meditator to being a committed, daily practitioner.
If you’ve never sat longer than 30 minutes, jumping into a retreat can seem intimidating. Saturday, March 11th, get your feet wet with a half-day of retreat style practice! This is a terrific way to get a bite-sized taste of the flow of retreat—especially if you’ve never attended one before. We’ll alternate periods of sitting and walking, short talks, and time for Q&A. Don’t worry—most meditations will only be 30 minutes. The longest will be 45. And you’re welcome to sit in a chair, on a cushion, or both.
In this half-day session, you will…
- Dip out of your ordinary life and into the stillness of a retreat-like environment.
- Practice the basic tools in the Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence toolkit.
- Experience the mounting benefits of calm, concentration, and connectedness that come with continuous practice.
Jason provides practical, relationship-centric guidance, leveraging mindfulness tools to cultivate empathy and enrich interpersonal connections. Using a combination of traditional Vipassana meditation techniques and modern psychological research, he empowers people to move toward more secure, authentic ways of being in the world.