Upcoming Programs

  • Mar 08, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
    Zoom Meeting
    a 5 week class exploring personal peace and radical acceptance How do we walk through our life, engaged meaningfully with the world with our presence intact yet untroubled by the world's winds and waves?
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  • Mar 12, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST
    Zoom Meeting
    a 5 week class exploring personal peace and radical acceptance How do we walk through our life, engaged meaningfully with the world with our presence intact yet untroubled by the world's winds and waves?
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  • Mar 25, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
    Zoom Meeting
    A monthly practice clinic to deepen our understanding and practice of Centering Prayer
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  • Feb 25, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Zoom Meeting
    A monthly practice clinic to deepen our understanding and practice of Centering Prayer
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  • Tue, Feb 09
    Zoom Meeting
    Feb 09, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
    Zoom Meeting
    For all meditators -- Simple practices for improving your ability to detect body emotions and let them flow freely
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  • Feb 05, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST
    Zoom Meeting
    a 5 week class exploring those meditation techniques which foster positivity in our thinking and emotions
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  • Feb 01, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
    Zoom Meeting
    a 5 week class exploring those meditation techniques which foster positivity in our thinking and emotions
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  • Thu, Jan 28
    Zoom Meeting
    Jan 28, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
    Zoom Meeting
    A monthly practice clinic to deepen our understanding and practice of Centering Prayer
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  • Tue, Dec 22
    Zoom Meeting
    Dec 22, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:50 AM EST
    Zoom Meeting
    Listening, Watching, Feeling An Advent Centering Prayer Program
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  • Tue, Dec 15
    Zoom Meeting
    Dec 15, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:50 AM EST
    Zoom Meeting
    Listening, Watching, Feeling An Advent Centering Prayer Program
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  • Tue, Dec 08
    Zoom Meeting
    Dec 08, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:50 AM EST
    Zoom Meeting
    Listening, Watching, Feeling An Advent Centering Prayer Program
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  • Dec 04, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:05 PM EST
    Zoom Meeting
    Lama John Makransky's system for teaching Tibetan Innate Compassion Practices for ourselves and the world
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  • Tue, Dec 01
    Zoom Meeting
    Dec 01, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:50 AM EST
    Zoom Meeting
    Listening, Watching, Feeling An Advent Centering Prayer Program
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  • Sep 24, 2020, 3:00 PM – Dec 17, 2020, 4:30 PM
    Zoom
    A comprehensive sensory approach to establishing or optimizing a mindfulness practice system for your life.
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  • Wed, Sep 16
    Zoom meeting
    Sep 16, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:20 PM
    Zoom meeting
    Centering Prayer is a simple and accessible modern adaptation of many mystical or contemplative teachings and practices in the Christian tradition. This workshop will help you start this method of silent prayer and plug you in to local community for ongoing support.
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  • Sat, Aug 22
    Durand Eastman Park
    Aug 22, 2020, 9:00 AM
    Durand Eastman Park, 1200 Kings Hwy N, Rochester, NY 14617, USA
    A Day of Mindfulness with Blooming Lilac Sangha
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  • 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?
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  • Fri, Aug 16
    Location is TBD
    Aug 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Location is TBD
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  • 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.
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  • 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?
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  • 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.
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  • 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?
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  • 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?
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  • 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?
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  • 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
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  • 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?
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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?
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  • 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?
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  • 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
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  • 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?
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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!
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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?
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  • Feb 08, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
    Unified Mindfulness Class
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Jan 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
    Unified Mindfulness Class
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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Bridge Over River

Find here Chris Phillips' personally designed workshops or retreats.  Also programs representing Plum Village, Unified Mindfulness or Contemplative Outreach. 

Sunlight of the Heart programs take both ancient and modern angles on vipassana style meditation, Zen and contemplative prayer. 

Plum Village practices are from the tradition of Vietnamese Meditation Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, in which Chris is ordained.  This is his home Buddhist tradition, a garden where many flowers bloom.

Vipassana is characterized by a systematic approach, precise but flexible attention and an orientation to sense experience in the present moment.  Programs are skill-driven and practical. 

Contemplative prayer is characterized by deepening a relationship with God, the Great Mystery, in the present moment, beyond our images and ideas.   Contemplative Outreach exists to teach and support Centering Prayer, a method created by Catholic monks from Spencer Massachusetts in the 1970's.  They synthesized teachings from The Cloud of Unknowing and other mystics with current psychology to bring people an accessible modern method to follow ancient ways.

Unified Mindfulness is a modern scientific approach to mindfulness developed by teacher, Shinzen Young.  UM offers a complete method anchored in 3 sense modes -- body experience, seeing, and hearing.  UM bears fruit in formal stillness and in daily life action.  The system teaches a variety of techniques, plus a way of thinking about / discussing all the contemplative practices of the world with clear precision.  No matter what your meditation background you can find a creative niche in Unified Mindfulness.

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