Upcoming Programs

  • See Hear Feel  Mini Retreat
    Fri, Nov 05
    Rochester
    Nov 05, 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM EDT
    Rochester, 121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
    Every month or so we hold a special practice immersion experience to build mindfulness skills and go deeper. Hybrid event, in person at Spiritus Christi Church or with Zoom attendance.
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  • Silent Prayer Practice Clinic October
    Oct 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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  • Walking Meditation in the Park
    Wed, Oct 13
    Monroe County
    Oct 13, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    Monroe County, Ellison Park Rd, Penfield, NY 14625, USA
    All are welcome. Any meditation tradition.
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  • Body Awareness  (Fridays)
    Fri, Sep 24
    Zoom Meeting
    Sep 24, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    Zoom Meeting
    Let's take a few weeks to build mindfulness of the body in a number of fun ways which increase our happiness and free us from aversion. Body awareness is the fundamental platform for mindfulness practice. No prior experience is needed.
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  • Silent Prayer Practice Clinic September
    Sep 23, 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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  • Body Awareness  (Mondays)
    Mon, Sep 20
    Zoom Meeting
    Sep 20, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Zoom Meeting
    Let's take a few weeks to build mindfulness of the body in a number of fun ways which increase our happiness and free us from aversion. Body awareness is the fundamental platform for mindfulness practice. No prior experience is needed.
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  • Silent Prayer Practice Clinic August
    Aug 26, 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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  • Silent Prayer Practice Clinic July
    Thu, Jul 22
    Zoom Meeting
    Jul 22, 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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  • Silent Prayer Practice Clinic June
    Thu, Jun 24
    Zoom Meeting
    Jun 24, 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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  • Silent Prayer Practice Clinic May
    Thu, May 27
    Zoom Meeting
    May 27, 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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  • 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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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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