Upcoming Programs

  • Silent Prayer Practice Clinic April
    Apr 29, 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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  • Mindfulness of Hearing (Fridays)
    Fri, Apr 16
    Zoom Meeting
    Apr 16, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    Zoom Meeting
    As spring arrives we open our windows and in comes the sounds of the world. Let's take a few weeks to build mindfulness of hearing in a number of fun ways which increase our happiness and free us from aversion. No prior experience is needed.
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  • Mindfulness of Hearing (Mondays)
    Mon, Apr 12
    Zoom Meeting
    Apr 12, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Zoom Meeting
    As spring arrives we open our windows and in comes the sounds of the world. Let's take a few weeks to build mindfulness of hearing in a number of fun ways which increase our happiness and free us from aversion. No prior experience is needed.
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  • Tranquility Practices Toolbox #3 (Fridays)
    Mar 26, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    Zoom Meeting
    This is session 3. Contact Chris for details on the past two sessions. 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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  • Silent Prayer Practice Clinic March
    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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  • Tranquility Practices Toolbox #2 (Mondays)
    Mar 15, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Zoom Meeting
    This is session 2. Contact Chris for details on session 1. 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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  • Tranquility Practices, a U.M. Toolbox (Fridays)
    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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  • Tranquility Practices, a U.M. Toolbox (Mondays)
    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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  • Centering Prayer Practice Clinic February
    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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  • Detecting Body Emotions
    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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  • Nurturing Positivity -- Friday Unified Mindfulness Class
    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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  • Nurturing Positivity -- Monday Unified Mindfulness Class
    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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  • Centering Prayer Practice Clinic
    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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  • Waiting in Silent Prayer #4
    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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  • Waiting in Silent Prayer #3
    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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  • Waiting in Silent Prayer #2
    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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  • Unified Mindfulness Looks at Sustainable Compassion Training
    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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  • Waiting in Silent Prayer
    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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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.

For more info on classes through Unified Mindfulness Rochester please see 

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

 

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