Bridge Over River

Find here Chris Phillips' personally designed workshops or retreats. 

Also programs from the Unified Mindfulness Rochester project (indicated with "UM").   

UM Rochester events only require an RSVP. 


Other Sunlight of the Heart programs need a pre-registration with your contact information and a small deposit gift to reserve a spot.



Sunlight of the Heart programs take both ancient and modern angles on vipassana style mindfulness meditation.  This is characterized by a systematic approach, precise descriptions and an orientation to sense experience in the present moment.  Programs are skill-driven and practical.

Unified Mindfulness is a modern scientific approach to mindfulness developed by teacher, Shinzen Young.  UM offers a very complete method anchored in body sensations, seeing, and hearing.  UM bears fruit in formal stillness and during daily life action.  The UM system teaches a number of techniques, plus a way of thinking about all the contemplative practices of the world.  No matter what your meditation background there's a niche in Unified Mindfulness for you.

For more info on classes through Unified Mindfulness Rochester please see 

www.facebook.com/groups/UnifiedMindfulnessRochester/about/

To assist your browsing

like programs are shown with like photos

 
Upcoming Programs
Earth & Sky Through Mindfulness of the Body
Fri, Sep 20
Location is TBD
Sep 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location is TBD
How do body awareness, breath and posture unite us with earth and sky?
Share
Mindfulness of Seeing
Fri, Aug 16
Location is TBD
Aug 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location is TBD
Share
Equanimity Cues
Fri, Jul 19
Location is TBD
Jul 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location is TBD
When the inner talk is saying "This shouldn't be" or "I can't bear it." Ways to use mindfulness of equanimity.
Share
World Mysticism for Meditators
Fri, Jun 21
Location is TBD
Jun 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location is TBD
What are some common themes which run within the mystical dimensions of Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Taoism, and Shamanism?
Share
UM -- Practice Immersion Focus on Mental Images and Talk
Sat, Jun 01
Rochester Mennonite Fellowship
Jun 01, 2019, 8:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Rochester Mennonite Fellowship, 111 Hillside Ave, Rochester, NY 14610, USA
This Saturday will be our monthly Practice Immersion. This is a chance to get extra time meditating with a supportive group and listen to a recorded program from Shinzen Young or one of the senior Unified Mindfulness teachers. These are intro level programs and do not require any past background.
Share
Weekly Unified Mindfulness Class #6
Mon, May 27
339 Berkeley St
May 27, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
339 Berkeley St, 339 Berkeley St, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
New cycle of classes. New students welcome. Topic -- What is the skill of Equanimity?
Share
Weekly Unified Mindfulness Class F
Fri, May 24
Spiritus Christi Church
May 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
New cycle of classes. New students welcome. Topic -- What is the skill of Equanimity?
Share
Weekly Unified Mindfulness Class #5
Mon, May 20
339 Berkeley St
May 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
339 Berkeley St, 339 Berkeley St, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
New cycle of classes. New students welcome. Topic -- What is the skill of Sensory Clarity?
Share
4 Gathas -- Mindfulness Verses for Daily Life
Fri, May 17
Spiritus Christi Church
May 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
Share
Weekly Unified Mindfulness Class E
Fri, May 17
Spiritus Christi Church
May 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
New cycle of classes. New students welcome. Topic -- What is the skill of Sensory Clarity?
Share
Weekly Unified Mindfulness Class #4
Mon, May 13
339 Berkeley St
May 13, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
339 Berkeley St, 339 Berkeley St, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
New cycle of classes. New students welcome. Topic -- Concentration Power
Share
Weekly Unified Mindfulness Class D
Fri, May 10
Spiritus Christi Church
May 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
New cycle of classes. New students welcome. Topic -- Concentration Power
Share
Weekly Unified Mindfulness Class C
Fri, May 03
Spiritus Christi Church
May 03, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
New cycle of classes. New students welcome. Topic -- Focus on Gone. When sensory experience vanishes, stops, lightens, reduces. Savoring that sweet spot.
Share
Weekly Unified Mindfulness Class #3
Mon, Apr 29
339 Berkeley St
Apr 29, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
339 Berkeley St, 339 Berkeley St, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
New cycle of classes. New students welcome. Topic -- Focus on Gone. When sensory experience vanishes, stops, lightens, reduces. Savoring that sweet spot.
Share
Weekly Unified Mindfulness Class B
Fri, Apr 26
Spiritus Christi Church
Apr 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
New cycle of classes. New students welcome. Topic -- Focusing on Rest & Relaxation
Share
Weekly Monday UM Class #2
Mon, Apr 22
339 Berkeley St
Apr 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
339 Berkeley St, 339 Berkeley St, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
New cycle, Intro to Unified Mindfulness. New students welcome. Topic -- Focusing on Rest & Relaxation
Share
Weekly Friday UM Class A
Fri, Apr 19
Spiritus Christi Church
Apr 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
New cycle, Intro to Unified Mindfulness. New students welcome. Topic -- What is sensory experience? How does mindfulness contact experience in a systematic manner?
Share
Weekly Monday UM Class #1
Mon, Apr 15
339 Berkeley St
Apr 15, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
339 Berkeley St, 339 Berkeley St, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
New cycle, Intro to Unified Mindfulness. New students welcome. Topic -- What is sensory experience? How does mindfulness contact experience in a systematic manner?
Share
Hidden Christianity: Mystical Prayer for Meditators
Fri, Apr 12
Spiritus Christi Church
Apr 12, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
Share
The History of Buddhism
Fri, Mar 15
Spiritus Christi Church
Mar 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
For those who always wanted a quick overview. Where did it come from? Where did it move? How did it get here? What's the family tree?
Share
UM -- New Class Cycle Begins
Mon, Mar 11
339 Berkeley St
Mar 11, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
339 Berkeley St, 339 Berkeley St, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
Unified Mindfulness Class
Share
UM -- Wrap Up; Your Mindfulness Roadmap
Mon, Mar 04
339 Berkeley St
Mar 04, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
339 Berkeley St, 339 Berkeley St, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
Unified Mindfulness Class 8th of 8 part series
Share
UM -- Practice Immersion (Focus on Rest & Relaxation)
Sat, Mar 02
Mennonite Fellowship
Mar 02, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Mennonite Fellowship, 111 Hillside Ave, Rochester, NY 14610, USA
Building our mindfulness by focusing on the subtle, quiet, overlooked sensory experiences. Find or create rest and relaxation. Appreciate the ordinary in self and world!
Share
UM -- Opportunities & Obstacles
Mon, Feb 25
339 Berkeley St
Feb 25, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
339 Berkeley St, 339 Berkeley St, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
Unified Mindfulness Class 7th of 8 part series
Share
UM -- Do Nothing part 2
Fri, Feb 22
Spiritus Christi Church
Feb 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
Unified Mindfulness Class
Share
UM -- Feeling Good & The Magic of Music
Mon, Feb 18
339 Berkeley St
Feb 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
339 Berkeley St, 339 Berkeley St, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
Unified Mindfulness Class 6th of 8 part series
Share
Mindfulness of Hearing
Fri, Feb 15
Spiritus Christi Church
Feb 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
Enjoy one of Chris's workshops. A jumpstart for starting midnfulness and inspiring techniques for longtime meditators.
Share
UM -- Do Nothing part 1
Fri, Feb 15
Spiritus Christi Church
Feb 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
Unified Mindfulness Class
Share
UM -- Introducing the Spontaneity/Expression Quadrant
Mon, Feb 11
339 Berkeley St
Feb 11, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
339 Berkeley St, 339 Berkeley St, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
Unified Mindfulness Class 5th of 8 part series
Share
UM -- Intro to Unified Mindfulness, 4 basic types of meditation
Sat, Feb 09
Mennonite Fellowship
Feb 09, 2019, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Mennonite Fellowship, 111 Hillside Ave, Rochester, NY 14610, USA
All the world’s focus techniques arranged into four training quadrants
Share
Designing Your Own Mindfulness Practice
Fri, Feb 08
Spiritus Christi Church
Feb 08, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
How do you get a mindfulness routine going and grow it?
Share
UM -- Expressing Spontaneity (Auto Move and Auto Chant)
Fri, Feb 08
Spiritus Christi Church
Feb 08, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
Unified Mindfulness Class
Share
UM -- Focus on Flow
Mon, Feb 04
339 Berkeley St
Feb 04, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
339 Berkeley St, 339 Berkeley St, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
Unified Mindfulness Class 4th of 8 part series
Share
UM -- Practice Immersion (Focus Out)
Sat, Feb 02
Mennonite Fellowship
Feb 02, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Mennonite Fellowship, 111 Hillside Ave, Rochester, NY 14610, USA
Grounding our mindfulness in the objective world of seeing, hearing and body sensations
Share
UM -- Focus on Flow (Expansion & Contraction)
Fri, Feb 01
Spiritus Christi Church
Feb 01, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
Unified Mindfulness Class
Share
UM -- Mindfulness in Daily Life
Mon, Jan 28
339 Berkeley St
Jan 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
339 Berkeley St, 339 Berkeley St, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
Unified Mindfulness Class 3rd of 8 part series
Share
UM -- Focus on Flow (See Flow, Hear Flow, Feel Flow)
Fri, Jan 25
Spiritus Christi Church
Jan 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
Unified Mindfulness Class
Share
UM -- How to Relax & Recharge, Feel Rest technique
Mon, Jan 21
339 Berkeley Street, Rochester NY
Jan 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
339 Berkeley Street, Rochester NY
Unified Mindfulness Class 2nd of 8 part series
Share
Metta & Compassion
Sat, Jan 19
375 Westminster Rd
Jan 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
375 Westminster Rd, 375 Westminster Rd, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
Share
Intro to Unified Mindfulness
Fri, Jan 18
Spiritus Christi Church
Jan 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
Share
UM -- Nurture Positive (Be Good)
Fri, Jan 18
Spiritus Christi Church
Jan 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
Unified Mindfulness Class
Share
UM -- Intro to See, Hear and Feel Techniques
Mon, Jan 14
339 Berkeley St
Jan 14, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
339 Berkeley St, 339 Berkeley St, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
Unified Mindfulness Class 1st of 8 part series
Share
Metta & Compassion
Sat, Jan 12
Rochester Mennonite Fellowship
Jan 12, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:40 AM
Rochester Mennonite Fellowship, 111 Hillside Ave, Rochester, NY 14610, USA
Share
UM -- Nurture Positive (Hear Good, See Good)
Fri, Jan 11
Spiritus Christi Church
Jan 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
Unified Mindfulness Class
Share
UM -- Nurture Positivity (Feel Good)
Mon, Jan 07
339 Berkeley Street, Rochester NY
Jan 07, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
339 Berkeley Street, Rochester NY
Unified Mindfulness Class end of class cycle
Share
Coaching Opportunities
Sat, Jan 05
Rochester Mennonite Fellowship
Jan 05, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Rochester Mennonite Fellowship, 111 Hillside Ave, Rochester, NY 14610, USA
Open for Booking
Share
UM -- Practice Immersion (Noting)
Sat, Jan 05
Mennonite Fellowship
Jan 05, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Mennonite Fellowship, 111 Hillside Ave, Rochester, NY 14610, USA
Advanced Instruction on Noting
Share
Intro to Classical Mindfulness
Fri, Jan 04
Spiritus Christi Church
Jan 04, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
Share
UM -- Embracing Don't Know Mind
Fri, Jan 04
Spiritus Christi Church
Jan 04, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
Unified Mindfulness Class
Share
 

Schedule a Coaching Session; 
Register for a Program or Class

Please include names and dates of any retreats
see FAQ for more on how to register

585-305-6949, 845-264-7000

 

Grow together with mutual support

Wheat Field
 

585-305-6949, 845-264-7000

©2018 by Sunlight of the Heart Mindfulness Services. Proudly created with Wix.com