A Day of Mindfulness: Ancient Teachings for Modern Times with Beth Mulligan
January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Meditation and mindfulness are everywhere: in hospitals, clinics, and schools; in major medical, psychological, and scientific journals; on TV; and in popular publications—even on the cover of Time magazine. And thankfully so—since Jon Kabat-Zinn developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a treatment blending meditation and yoga, it has been proven effective in treating conditions like chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and depression for sufferers around the world. Lesser known, however, are the deep philosophical roots of MBSR known as the Buddhist dharma, translated as “the teachings of the Buddha.” Although they form the very foundation underlying MBSR and other mindfulness-based interventions, they often remain hidden within modern mindfulness practices. Why are these 2500 year old teachings still with us and so effective and relevant to this very day?
This Day of Mindfulness will allow participants to answer this question for themselves through the experience of the essential MBSR practices and teachings on the links to their ancient origins. The day will be informed by Beth Mulligan’s forthcoming book;
The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness
New Harbinger Publications, January 2, 2018
THERE WILL BE A BOOK SIGNING AT THE END OF THE RETREATRegister
Beth Mulligan, PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant who has practiced medicine in the Coachella Valley for 28 years. She also has a long standing Buddhist meditation and yoga practice. Seeing the way Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn brought these two worlds together through MBSR and under his guidance, she became a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) teacher and is an International Teacher Trainer and retreat leader. Over the last 12 years she brought MBSR to Eisenhower medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center, the Lucy Curci Cancer Center, Shelter from the Storm, and school, hospices and county agencies in the Desert. She offers these life changing teachings in ways that are secular and accessible to everyone. As a Core Teacher at Insight Community of the Desert, and long time Zen Senior Student, Beth Ann Mulligan, is equally committed to to exploring the Buddha’s path.
Cost: The registration fee for this event is $45. This fee is shared with the teacher, however does not mean the costs of the event or the teachings are fully covered. A dana (voluntary donations) may be made at the event, and we encourage you to offer as much support of generosity as you are able. Please know that our policy is that no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. Please contact the event coordinator if you need the scholarship support.