What is the Globally Mindful Practice Community?
The Globally Mindful Practice Community concept is simple – to create a place where participants can share experiences, learn from each other and cultivate a sense of community around a common commitment to living mindfully. The group does not have a pre-set agenda nor specific learning objective beyond serving as a place for connection and insight. In that sense, the Globally Mindful Practice Community is not a course, but very much a place of practice.
Nonetheless, as the group facilitator, I will bring topics of conversation, ideas to consider or themes to guide us. This may include short introductions to concepts from self-compassion training, compassion cultivation, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindful-movement, or others. Each group meeting will also include a guided meditation. Group members will also be invited to join the group WhatsApp.
You can learn more about my perspective on mindfulness practice and the foundations, training and background that guide my work here. More information about my personal and professional background is available here.
Who should join?
The group is open to individuals new to mindfulness practice and those who have been practicing for some time. In this group, we are all students
This group is about creating space to practice. If you are just at the beginning of learning about mindfulness, or even if you’re simply curious, you will find this group to be an open and safe place to ask questions and explore.
If you have been practicing mindfulness for some time, this group will provide the space you’ve been looking for to create a community around your practice. You might call it a sangha, in the most basic sense of the word. It is a place to practice, to set aside the important dedicated time to both engage and be still.
Group Structure and Practicalities
The group is seasonal and typically meets 10 times over the course of 3 months. Group members who would like to stay in the group may renew for another three months after one section is complete. In order to create balance and provide space for better connection, a maximum of 10 group members will be accepted at one time. All group meetings will take place over Zoom. A membership fee of $175 will be applied for each 3-month section.
2022 Session Three meets Mondays from 9:00 – 10:00 EST beginning, September 12 and goes through November 21. No group meeting will be held on Monday, October 10.
If you are interested in joining any of the sessions above, please go to my contact page and send me a message. In the message section, please let me know why you’re interested in the group and share a bit about your current mindfulness practice. In some cases, I will request that you schedule a short meeting with me before joining the group.