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A Day of Mindfulness: Ancient Wisdom for Current Times

July 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Daylong With Beth Mulligan and Nana Korantema

Give yourself and practitioner friends the gift of experiencing mindfulness together, primarily in silence. Our time together will be spent on practices focused on reducing the long term health effects of stress on the body and mind. These practices from Dr. Jon Kabata-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program are founded on 2,500 years of Buddhist teachings and 40 years of evidenced based research,

During the day we will flow seamlessly between gentle Yoga, Qigong based Mindful Movement (accessible for everyone), sitting, walking practice, and a Dharma talk. We will practice mindful eating during the 30 minutes lunch break.

Join us in doing our part, one by one, to create a safer, saner, and more peaceful world.

Beth Mulligan

Beth Mulligan Beth Mulligan has completed all steps of the professional Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher training program through the University of Massachusetts under Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD and his colleagues and is a certified MBSR teacher.

She is a long time student of Charles Tenshin Fletcher- Abbot of Yokoji Zen Mountain Center, where she practices, trains and has lived in residence. Beth is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Beth’s passion is teaching meditation in a way that makes everyone feel welcome and at home.

Nana Panyin Korantema Pierce Williams Ayeboafo, MS, CMT

Nana Korantema is a qualified MBSR Teacher, on the certification pathway through the UCSD Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute. For more than 20 years, she has been an educator, counselor, and senior priest practitioner (Nana Okomfo Panyin) in the Akom Tradition, Ghana, West Africa.

By embracing mindfulness meditation, Nana Korantema serves as a bridge between traditional practice and modern existence. She remains humbled by the healing powers of compassion, forgiveness, and love.

Cost: Suggested Registration $35 with sliding scale. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

You will receive the link for joining the retreat after completing registration.


July 25, 2020
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Insight Community of the Desert is a Buddhist Center in the Vipassana tradition serving Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. We welcome you to our weekly meditation group and programs.

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