Sat, Aug 31|
IN PERSON ~ Mindfulness of Thought and Emotion
Spiritual directors will explore more deeply how to integrate mindfulness practices with Christian prayer and practice, or help directees integrate mindfulness exercises with other religious or spiritual practices as appropriate.
Time & Location
Aug 31, 2024, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Orange, 434 S Batavia St, Orange, CA 92868, USA
Focusing in greater depth on mindful observation of our thoughts and emotions, we will and learn the practice of “RAINN” for our own use and for possible use with our directees. Together, we will explore more deeply how we might integrate mindfulness practices with Christian prayer and practice, or help our directees integrate mindfulness exercises with other religious or spiritual practices as appropriate.
Required reading: Liberating Mindfulness: From Billion-Dollar Industry to Engaged Spirituality by Gail Stearns, chapters 6, 7, 8
You may attend this event on its own, or purchase the series of all four Deepening our Spirituality with Mindfulness: Practices for Spiritual Directors sessions:
January 27, 2024 - Introduction to Mindfulness Practice
May 18, 2024 - Relational Mindfulness
August 31, 2024 - Mindfulness of Thought and Emotion
October 26, 2024 - Mindfulness for Living Our Christian Faith in Service
For spiritual directors only.
About the Presenter:
Gail J. Stearns is Dean Emerita of the Wallace All Faiths Chapel at Chapman University, where she served as Dean and Associate Professor of Religious and Peace Studies. An ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Gail holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Washington State University and a Master's of Divinity from McCormick Theological Serminary. She received her Certificate in Teaching Mindfulness from UCLA, and is a certified teacher with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. Her most recent book is Liberating Mindfulness: From Billion-dollar Industry to Engaged Spirituality.
Gail has worked with students, community members, religious leaders, businesses and healthcare industries to understand how mindfulness may be understood and adapted. She is particularly interested in re-covering the roots of mindfulness and helping spiritual leaders utilize the very helpful tools of mindfulness within the context of faith, toward a deeper experience of dwelling in the present and the Presence of God.
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