Mindfulness Courses, Retreats and Individual Instruction
We give you these resources as a service. Listing a program or individual does not imply endorsement. Carefully check out all programs and providers including asking for credentials, background and experience.
Mindfulness and Wellbeing
Upper Black Eddy, PA (across the bridge from Frenchtown, NJ)
Mindfulness through Poetry and Story
In this drop-in class we’ll start with a very short introduction to mindfulness followed by a story or poem which we’ll use as inspiration and a container for practice. There will be time for journal writing and a 20 minute meditation. You’re welcome to share about your experience, but only if you choose to do so. Location: Virtual on Zoom. More information.
The Center for Mindfulness at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)
LVH–Cedar Crest, 1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA
Graduate Support Group
This group is open to all graduates of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Training for Medical Professionals (MTMP).
• Qi Gong
The Penn Program for Mindfulness
mindfulness AT uphs.upenn.edu
Bringing Your Practice to Life (online course)
This is a program for those who have taken an 8-week foundation MBSR course or its equivalent. The course will be delivered live online via video conferencing. This 5-week course will help you strengthen and enrich your mindfulness practice.
Special Classes, Events and Workshops
MBSR foundation Class
Advanced courses and Retreats
Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at Jefferson University Hospitals
1015 Chestnut Street, Suite 1212, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Ongoing Support for Graduates of MBSR
Mindful Eating for Healthy Living
Mindfulness Tools for Daily Living for Seniors
Qigong and Mindfulness Workshop
Mindfulness Center at Brown University
Box 1875, 1 Davol Square, Suite 203, Providence, RI 02912
mindfulnesscenter AT brown.edu
The Mindfulness Center at Brown offers evidence-based mindful training for individuals, schools, hospitals and businesses. Training includes MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) teacher education and training, mindfulness leadership and mindfulness workplace training for companies and organizations, mindfulness classes for individuals, and mindfulness training through global affiliates and strategic partnerships. Mindfulness training happens on-site, live on-line, and in person.
There are numerous courses available for MBSR graduates online, e.g. weekly community mindfulness meditation session; mindful listening, mindful speaking; and mindful parenting.
Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School (CFM)
CFM teaches the following two virtual courses. Each course is delivered live through video conferencing. Rather than meeting in-person, participants engage with the teacher and interact with one another through their computer during class time, and for home assignments and practice.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Online Live
This is an 8-week program for people with depression. MBCT combines the practice and clinical application of mindfulness meditation with the tools of cognitive therapy to break the cycle of recurrent depression.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course Online Live
This is an 8-week MBSR course for those unable to physically attend an in-person program.
Mindful Self Compassion Course
This is a course for MBSR students or anyone who wishes to deepen your practice of mindfulness and to expand your practices in compassion towards oneself and others. Developed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, this evidence-based course teaches core principles and practices that enable you to respond to difficult moments in your life with kindness, care and understanding. To find a teacher/course near you: www.centerformsc.org
Ongoing Practice Groups
Princeton Insight Meditation Society
Group meets at:
Fellowship in Prayer, 291 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-3227
For anyone interested in deepening their insight meditation practice through group practice and support.
For more information call James Pritchett: 908-904-1517
Insight Meditation Society, Barre, Mass
Offers silent meditation retreats rooted in the Theravada Buddhist teachings.
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
Offers week long MBSR, MBCT courses and Vipassana retreats (not silent retreats)
Insight Meditation Center of Washington
meditate AT imcw.org
(Founded and run by Tara Brach)
P.O. Box 3, Cabin John, MD 20818,
Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness meditation practices, CDs and tapes
ACT Mindfully (Russ Harris)
CDs, MP3s, books, ebooks and free resources
Mindfulness for Children (David Gelles)
A compendium of mindfulness practices for parents and children from infants to teenagers and a list of additional resources.
Mindfulness in the Midst
The purpose of the 3-minute breathing space is to help you step out of automatic pilot, move into the present moment and slow down so you can respond more skillfully to stressful situations. The goal of this exercise isn’t to take away negative feelings but rather to create more space in which to respond with greater perspective.
STOP is a brief mindfulness practice that can be used whenever you notice you are stressed or triggered. It can also be used in an expanded form as a short meditation practice.
Qi Gong (Chi Gong) is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness. It has roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy. It is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi) or “life energy”. There is a visualization and breath awareness connected with each movement. Watch the video to learn the movements but be sure to read the written instructions also so you can combine movement with your breath and with visual imagery.
These resources are meant primarily for use in conjunction with or after attendance at a teacher-led mindfulness training. They do not replace the depth of teaching you will receive in a class setting.
Guided mindfulness meditation CDs and teacher presentations on fundamental principles of practice.
A variety of meditation books, presentations by meditation teachers and guided meditations on CD and digital download
(cushions, mats, backjack chairs and bells)
This is a selective bibliography of insight meditation and mindfulness teachers. Look for other titles by the same authors.
Brach, Tara, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha, NY, Bantam Dell, 2003
Chodrin, Pema, Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change, Boston, Shambala, 2012
Germer, Christopher, The Mindful Path to Self Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions, NY, Guillford Press, 2009
Goldstein, Joseph, Jack Kornfield, Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: the path of insight meditation, Shambala, 1987.
Harris, Russ, The Happiness Trap, Boston MA, Shambala, 2007
Kabat-Zinn, Jon Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life, , Hyperion, 1995
Kornfield, Jack A Path with Heart, Rider Books, 1994.
Levine, Steven,A Gradual Awakening, NY, Anchor Books, 1989
Nepo, Mark, The Book of Awakening, Berkeley CA, Conari Press, 2000
Rosenberg, Larry, Breath by Breath: the liberating practice of insight meditation, Thorsons, 1998.
Thich Nhat Hanh The Miracle of Mindfulness: a manual on meditation, , Rider Books, 1991.