January 2021

23Jan(Jan 23)9:00 AM24(Jan 24)5:00 PMFoundations of Mindfulness for Focus, Insight and Illumination -- ONLINE9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (24) Online Teacher(s): Mark Coleman, MA No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, January 23 – 24, 2021; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Sliding Scale: $75-$600. Code MC1M21.
Continuing Education Credits: This program offers 12 CE credits for $120 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors, licensed by the APA, California BBS, BRN, or BCE.

Please Note: This retreat is offered online only. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we take care of one another and respond skillfully to COVID-19.

Mindfulness is the foundation for living with awareness, wisdom and compassion. In this two day retreat we will explore the beautiful, simple yet profound practice of mindfulness. These practices of mindful awareness are at the heart of the Buddha’s teaching. They support insight and awakening as well as bringing genuine joy and peace. Through this retreat you will learn skillful methods to establish and refine mindfulness in the body, mind, heart and in the world that support an immediacy of understanding. They form the basis for knowing how to live with freedom and peace amidst any circumstance.

The retreat will be a variety of sitting and walking meditations, talks on meditation and time for discussions with the teacher. Suitable for new and experienced meditation practitioners.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education (CE) credit available:
This program offers 12 CE credits for $120 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors, licensed by the APA, California BBS, BRN, or BCE.*


Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public.


Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals-
At the end of the program you will better able to:

  • List 4 practices that can be used to cultivate mindfulness;
  • Describe how mindfulness practices can promote insight into the origins of stress and suffering;
  • Incorporate mindfulness of breath practices to develop present moment awareness, and to calm the mind in preparation for, and when working with clients.
  • Differentiate which attitudes of mind, when present, increase distress and which attitudes and mental qualities decrease stress;
  • Utilize the practice of tracking real-time flow of sensations with continuous mindful attention, to cultivate peace and ease;
  • List at least three benefits of how a health care professional cultivating a mindfulness practice can improve patient care;
  • Incorporate the practice of kindness to others in a clinical setting in ways that may reduce compassion fatigue and improve patient care;
  • Use mindfulness techniques to identify and prevent habitual reactivity, in ways that reduce emotional exhaustion and result in improved patient care.


Continuing Education content level: Intermediate


**Please note:

  • For those with a different license or with a license from a different licensing board, please contact your licensing board directly to ask if CE credit from the above-approved sponsors is accepted. Spirit Rock does not confirm applicability of credit for those with licenses different than those listed above. Spirit Rock is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16905 for 12 contact hours.
  • Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include extended silent meditation, if offered.

For full Provider information, and additional CEC information, including attendance requirements, cancellation, and grievance policies, please visit our Continuing Education Credit information page.


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