This online synchronous course will introduce basic meditation techniques with an emphasis on self-care. Participants will learn foundational elements of sitting meditation, including correct posture and body alignment, followed by methods for progressive relaxation and mindfulness of the breath. The series will also offer tools for setting up a daily practice and a brief introduction to moving meditation.
Course Format and Evaluation: synchronous weekly meetings, with the commitment to practice daily between sessions. Participants may choose to participate asynchronously with approval from the instructor. Intended audience: all degree programs.
Relates to Thresholds: 1. Life in Religious Community and Interfaith Engagement 5. Spiritual Practice and Care of the Soul 8. Embodied Wisdom and Beauty and MFC: 3. Spiritual Development for Self and Others [14 max enrollment; Auditors welcome]