September 2020

01Sep12:00 AM06Oct(Oct 6)12:00 AMEveryday Life as Mindfulness Practice -- OnlineOnline Course(September 1) 12:00 AM - (October 6) 12:00 AM Online Teacher(s): Sylvia Boorstein, PhD; Heidi Bourne No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Material available October 1 – November 16, 2020. Registration will be open until October 5th. More details below.
Sliding scale: $199 – $1,008. Code SB1N20.

With a focus on interactive discussion, community building and current events, Sylvia and Heidi will share practical, accessible tools to respond to, practice in, and live in these uncharted times with mindfulness, presence, and an open heart. (Re)connect and be nurtured by the support of like-minded sangha, shared stories, and meaningful moments. Join us as we explore how to bring our practice more fully into everyday life and out into the world!

This iteration will be interactive discussion-based, led by facilitating teacher Heidi Bourne, and will include Dharma talks, discussion and reflection, guided meditation, and Q&A.

Course material (included): 11 video-based teachings with Sylvia on how to make your day-to-day experience a basis for mindfulness practice. Filmed at her home, Sylvia offers reflections, teachings, and instructions for everyday experiences such as drinking coffee, driving, preparing food and even walking your dog.

With easy, accessible instructions based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as well as Lovingkindness (Metta) practice, this class offers an opportunity to take your practice off of the cushion and into the world.

• 6 live video sessions with Heidi Bourne (recorded and posted for later viewing)
• 11 recorded video teaching segments with Sylvia Boorstein
• A downloadable course manual

6 weeks, Mondays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
October 5 – November 16, 2020
Session dates: Oct 5, 12, 19, (skip Oct 26), Nov 2, 9, 16

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to the course page. This course is useful for newer students as well as more experienced meditators who want to refresh their knowledge. The course materials will be available until December 31, 2020. Videos originally recorded in 2014.


  • Heidi Bourne

    Heidi Bourne

    Heidi Bourne is a mindfulness meditation teacher and dedicated vipassana practitioner whose personal practice has been strongly informed by loving-kindness and compassion practice. She has been guiding groups and individuals since 2005 in private and professional settings, and in the summer months offers meditation retreats in the wilderness. Heidi holds certification in mindfulness facilitation through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, and is a periodic guest teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center where her primary mentors are Donald Rothberg and Sylvia Boorstein. She has a background in nursing and has been a small business owner in Arcata, California for 30 years.

  • Sylvia Boorstein, PhD

    Sylvia Boorstein, PhD

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