2022-05-21 10:00:00 - 2022-05-21 10:00:00 The Science and Practice of Mindfulness
Bodi Leaf

The Science and Practice of Mindfulness

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

An On-Site Full Day Workshop with
Matthew Daniell and Effie Stavrulaki

Pre-requisite: Beginner

Modern science has increasingly provided validating evidence for the efficacy of mindfulness, demonstrating its benefits to mental, physical and emotional health. In this workshop, we will present a range of mindfulness-related scientific studies.  This will be complemented by an experiential exploration of the Buddha's mindfulness practices of calming and steadying the mind and heart through body and breath awareness and the wisdom that comes from open, clear seeing. 

This program will be co-led by Effie Stavrulaki, who has extensive experience as a researcher and is trained to teach secular mindfulness, along with our guiding teacher Matthew Daniell, who is steeped in traditional practices.  Together, they will lead us in exploring the integration of a scientific and experiential understanding of these transformative practices.  

Effie Stavrulaki, Ph.D., is a long-time meditation practitioner and a community program leader at IMCN. She has a certificate in Positive Psychology from Whole Being Institute and is a certified teacher of Koru Mindfulness, which specializes in teaching mindfulness to college age adults.  She is an Associate Professor of Management at Bentley University.  She has developed and teaches mindfulness and positive psychology courses and is a published author in the science of mindfulness. Presently she is in the process of becoming a UCLA certified Trainer as a Mindfulness Facilitator.


Once you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation via email.

Ongoing Covid precautions: In order to attend this workshop, you must be fully vaccinated.  You will have to show proof of vaccination at the door, or you may also email the Director with a copy of your proof of vaccination before the class.  Masks are optional.  If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, we ask that you do not attend this offering.  

Lunch: A volunteer will provide vegetarian soup, salad, and bread at lunchtime. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch or a supplement for the soup, if they prefer. A microwave and refrigerator are available.

Registration is open until Saturday, May 21, 2022 10:00 am

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