Celebration of the 2019 Winter Solstice
With the Longmont Shambhala Meditation Group
Thursday, December 19 from 7 to 9 PM
Everyone is invited to bring a sweet, savory, or salty snack to share. We will provide tea and sparkling water. Creative offerings, such as music, poetry, art, are very welcome! If you have questions, contact Carol: firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-809-2492
Shinzen Young Book Study and Mindfulness Technique
Friday, December 20th; 7:00-8:45 PM
We will be studying and practicing meditation techniques from the book The Science of Enlightenment by Shinzen Young. Shinzen has adapted Buddhist concepts into modern language grouped with an extensive system of meditation techniques. It is suggested to read the book, but it not necessary in order to participate.
Any questions about this group study, please contact:
Theodore email@example.com; Marcia firstname.lastname@example.org
Class is donation-based.
Special Winter Lights Event
Saturday December 21st 7 to 8:30 pm
Welcome the Winter Solstice and the New Year, as the peaceful vibrations of candle-lit singing bowls and harp enhance your intention. Participants may sit in chairs or lie on the floor to absorb these vibrations. Bring blankets, pillows and other nesting materials for your comfort on the wood floor.
The vibrations produced by the bowls create an opportunity for relaxation and subtle shifts in our psyches and bodies; participants may sit, lie or stand to receive this sonic bath! There are chairs and meditation cushions at The Meditation Place; feel free to bring your own blanket or mat to ensure your comfort on the wood floor.
Contact Christina Hildebrandt for more info:
An Experiential Breathwork Journey with Jenna Hedstrom
Friday, December 27th 6 - 9pm
Experience profound liberation from anxiety and worry. Open to a whole new level of peace, clarity and purpose. In this workshop you will:
Explore a specialized breathing technique - Step away from the weight on your shoulders - Release self-doubt- Embrace inner peace even in the midst of chaos - Experience a profound connection to your Soul - Connect with your Clear Inner Knowing
$47 early bird
$67 December 25th and after
Please reach out to Jenna at email@example.com with any questions.
Jenna is an Advanced Breath of Love Teacher and Facilitator, intuitive spiritual guide, highly trained yogi (RYT-500), sound healer, and entrepreneur. She has worked with thousands of people in their personal growth journey to find lasting peace, transformation and bold expression of their soul’s Purpose. She is currently an Advanced Teacher for the Breath of Love Certification Course and has shared the stage with world-renowned healers such as Julia Mikk, Dan Brule and Jim Morningstar to name a few. Her extensive background, study and focus on yoga and Breath of Love work for trauma and emotional healing has allowed her clients to make breakthroughs that they have not been able to make doing any other type of work.
End of Year Drop in Meditation; Sat, Dec 28 to Tues, 31st
Prairie Mountain Zen Center's year end sitting retreat is open for drop in sitting and walking meditation.
Meditation times (alternating sitting and walking) are open for drop in at these times.
5:20 am to 7:00 am (Sun--Tues); 8:30 am to Noon (Sat--Tues)
2:25 pm to 5:00 pm (Sat--Tues); 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Sat--Mon)
If you wish to participate in the retreat for meals and break times for any part of the four days, please register by December 26th with firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions you can also call Cliff at 303-246-8333.
Cost is by donation
Learn to Meditate--Saturday, January 4th; 2 to 3:30 pm
Start the New Year giving a boost to your aspiration to meditate. Cliff Clusin, Director of the Meditation Place, offers his "landscape of the present moment" guided meditation to clarify basic mindfulness meditation. Instruction will include walking meditation, and some helpful hints such as the "half smile" technique. There will be time to answer your questions about incorporating meditation in your life. Cost is $20, check or cash or pay ahead at paypal.me/prairiemountain
Refocusing Our Intentions for 2020, with yoga teacher
George Zarnowski and Reilly Jernigan, five elements
Saturday January 4th; 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
We will explore our true passions to guide our actions today, without focusing on plans and possible outcomes in the future.
The fee is $35 at the door and $30 ahead of time via WindOfPrana.com website.
Healing Head and Heart: A mindfulness-based
approach in psychotherapy. A special workshop with
Deborah Bowman Ph.D. and Robin Chauvin, LPC
Saturday, January 18th; 2 to 4:30 pm
Cost $15. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healing-head-and-heart-mindfulness-and-psychotherapy-tickets-86054781167?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Mindfulness is a way of observing attentively, inside and out, with the least amount of projection, or preconceived notions, and the greatest amount of heart. This practice has been central to psychotherapy before mindfulness was added as a word to your average American dictionary.
This workshop is for anyone, client, therapist or wanna-be, who would like to add mindfulness to their toolkit for a healthier life and more rewarding relationships. We will teach the basics of developing a mindful and compassionate attitude towards one’s thoughts and feelings with guided exercises and opportunities to practice together. You may choose to work individually or in dyads or triads to gain skills in learning or sharing mindfulness- based approaches.
We will discuss how many approaches to psychotherapy came to incorporate Mindfulness practices into their varied mental health interventions for a broad swath of populations and problems. We will also explore the roll of various mindful practices in developing compassion for we call “the self”. We are happy to answer questions, cite research, and share our own understanding as practitioners who have been deeply touched by our own personal and professional experience.
Deborah Bowman, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, certified Gestalt therapist and has been in private practice for 32 years. She is a retired Naropa University professor where she founded Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Wilderness Therapy and the Naropa Community Counseling center. She is author of several books including The Female Buddha: Discovering the Heart of Liberation and Love.
Robyn Chauvin, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), is primary trainer at the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute and a former faculty in the Graduate School of Psychology at Naropa University. Robyn has 25 years experience in hospice, inpatient psychiatric work, and private practice psychotherapy working with individuals, couples, and groups. Robyn is certified in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP), Gestalt therapy, and Music Therapy.