Practicing Mindfulness Course

Mindfulness frees us from the burdens of endless thoughts.
Meditation studies the self to ‘forget’ the self and opens us to
oneness with all things. Moving freely in the midst of the world we can
discover meditation in our daily lives.
Using techniques from Yoga, Buddhism and Zen, we will explore the role
of breath, posture and attention to embody clarity and calm throughout
our day.

Alan Gensho Florence
was certified to teach Zen by Houn Jiyu Roshi and
currently studies Zen with Shodo Harada Roshi.
Alan has practiced meditation and yoga for forty years.

I will be teaching a four week course in Mindfulness that offers an introduction to techniques and practice. The goal of the course is the development of personal tools that facilitate our using mindfulness throughout our daily lives to sustain our presence, our calm and our equilibrium.
This course will introduce a set of techniques for body, breath, and mind. The Wednesday sessions will instruct techniques and provide time for questions and practice of the material. Optional Sunday sessions are offered in the same timeframe as the course to give additional opportunity for practice and group support.
Each participant is offered a private meeting with the instructor, and needs to recognize that success in the course requires daily practice over a period of time. By setting aside some time each day for practice we develop the skills to use mindfulness throughout our daily life.

Course dates: Wednesdays, 7:30p-9p; Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8.
Optional practice: Sundays, 10a-12p; Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6.
Size, maximum of 6 participants.
Cost, $200 including all events and materials.

for more information, contact: gensho at mental blocks dot com