Introductory Level Course



“Mindfulness in Action”

Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness 

A Twelve Week Course on the new book by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche


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Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness is, as the title suggests, a book about mindfulness and its application in the context of our whole life. The book focuses on the practice of meditation as a tool for developing mindfulness and explores how mindfulness and awareness influence our everyday life. It is a book for people who want to explore mindfulness through the practice of meditation and also apply meditative insight in their lives. It includes instructions for the practice of meditation, as well as an in-depth look into the principles of mindfulness and awareness.

The technique of meditation that is offered here is unique but closely related to other approaches to mindfulness meditation. It is a form of meditation that stresses openness and engagement with our world. This technique for mindfulness meditation is compatible with other approaches in that it emphasizes a sense of presence, simplicity, and the development of peace. It is also about developing insight and clear seeing in one’s practice and daily life. The author invites people to try his approach, but the insights offered in this book apply to  whatever approach to mindfulness meditation you employ.

Please purchase a copy of the book prior to the first class if you plan to participate. 

All four of our teachers will participate in leading this class – John Baker, Jane Kolleeny, Gene Bobker and Derek Kolleeny.


Class Schedule


Oct. 4          "The Importance of our Attitude Towards Meditation", Jane Kolleeny


Oct. 11        "The Basic Meditation Instruction", John Baker


Oct. 18        "Settling Into the Practice", Jane Kolleeny


Oct. 25        "Becoming Present", John Baker


Nov. 1         "The Basic Meditative Experience", Jane Kolleeny


Nov. 8          "Meditative Energy", Derek Kolleeny


Nov. 15        "Experiencing Mind", Gene Bobker


Nov. 22        "Deepening the Practice", Jane Kolleeny


Dec. 6          "The Tip of Egolessness", Derek Kolleeny


Dec. 13        "Working With Emotions", Gene Bobker


Dec. 20        "Transforming Our World", John Baker