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Relax Into Presence
October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stop Trying So Hard! Relax into Presence with Natural Awareness and Wisdom
Discover open awareness, an easeful, transformative practice from cushion to daily life. It is helpful for those of us who try too hard to achieve something in meditation, those with restless attention that won’t settle down, or those who have trouble relaxing into presence, flow, and heart wisdom. Open awareness is a form of mindfulness practice that naturally integrates into daily activities so that every moment of your life becomes an opportunity for insight and freedom.
Cheryl Slean has been practicing insight meditation intensively since 1995, including hundreds of days of silent retreat. She was authorized to teach in 2007, and teaches dharma classes and residential retreats worldwide. In the secular mindfulness world, Cheryl has a Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation from UCLA and has taught at many community, health & wellness, addiction recovery and business settings as well as online with Mindful Schools. She has helped design research on the efficacy of meditation for chronic pain and developed associated trainings for healthcare professionals. Cheryl is also a writer, filmmaker and educator in the arts and sustainability, and is currently working on creative climate communication with the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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. There is a sliding scale and you may contact the event coordinator if you need a full scholarship.