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Full-Day Workshop

Date: June 4, 2016

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: $150/person
Lunch included

 Where: Pathways to Wellness

Call today: 714-432-9857 ext.5

The Art of Mindful Living Workshops

with Rupa Ward

 

• Want to be smarter, happier, more productive, more fit?
• Want to retard aging, lose weight, develop more will power?
• Want a more robust or well-regulated immune system?
• Want to think more clearly and become a better listener?
• Looking for greater peace of mind? 

The art of mindful living is a practice of silence, compassion, and liberation through the gradual awakening of our own innate wisdom. We will become keenly aware of the habitual patterns of the mind that get us caught in unproductive emotional tangles, and this will help us cope with daily life and crisis situations more effectively. The idea is to open the heart door and cultivate a spacious quality of mind that regards everything with nondiscrimination, like the sky unaffected by clouds or rainstorms. 

It is all about simple ordinary daily living—how we breathe, sit, walk, speak, relate to ourselves and each other. Through various exercises we will be present to breath, sound, sensation, emotion, and thoughts. We will direct our attention to stress, anxiety, depression, old pain, and understand how we construct meaning. As we become intimate with our feelings and thoughts without resisting them, our practice helps us to notice our negative thought patterns non-judgmentally and let them go so we can be free.

 

Space is limited so register early!

 

 


This workshop has given me the tools to nurture myself. I don’t have to depend on someone to make me feel good. Naturally, I now relate to my children without reacting to them.
— Brenda, Seal Beach CA
Due to my anxiety, my life was very limited. After practicing mindfulness, I see that I have more options in life. I am “not my worries” and I don’t have to be fearful in making key life decisions.
— Dick, Newport Beach CA
I had a lot of difficulty in regulating my emotions. I would have outbursts with family members. Mindfulness practice over a period of time has given me a clearer insight into how and why I react. Now I don’t feel confined anymore by my own unhappiness. I am kinder to my wife and kids and even to myself.
— Brian, Los Angeles CA
Mindfulness gives me the tools to take responsibility for better communication with my husband, so I can resolve conflicts and emotional upsets as they arise. It also gives me the tools to deal effectively with my inner unwanted emotions and feelings, creating freedom and openness based on being present with my feelings, and being kinder and more compassionate to myself as well as to others.
— Sonia, Encinitas CA

Rupa Ward, MFTI, has been trained in yoga and meditation in India and the USA. She has taught yoga and meditation at several colleges and to private students. For the past several years, she has been receiving training in Vajrayana practice from Tibetan Dzogchen Master Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and she is a therapist who sees individuals, couples, and families at Pathways to Wellness.