Exploring the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Join us for this course as we study and practice the deep and richly textured roots of mindfulness.

Through the exploration of the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha’s teaching on the four foundations of mindfulness, we will discover how the practice of mindfulness can liberate us from suffering and how we can achieve a state of peace that surpasses our culture’s unreliable promise of happiness through sensual pleasures. Cultivating mindfulness allows for the development of wisdom and insight into life and ultimately what truly creates peace and freedom.
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What to Expect
  • Explore the definition of mindfulness as understood by the Buddha.
  • Learn the four specific aspects of how to practice mindfulness.
  • Explore mindfulness of the body as a way to develop a sense of grounding as well as a method to more deeply understand the true nature of the body.
  • Examine mindfulness of feelings. Learn to differentiate feelings from emotions. Discover how knowing feeling as it arises can cease the development of suffering.
  • Deepen your awareness of the mind and how mind states are the lens through which we know and understand the world.
  • Explore specific mental activity that leads us toward suffering and mental activity that leads us more toward peace and liberation.
  • Discover how to begin living mindfully as a way of being in the world that enhances well-being for you and all those around you.
Class will include a combination of study, meditation, discussion, and journaling. As home practice, participants will engage in 45 minutes of meditation each day, along with weekly reading of the text. This class is rooted in practice and commitment to daily practice is critical to the development of mindfulness.

Upcoming Exploring the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Courses

Exploring the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Course

Who Should Attend

If you have taken our MBSR or Mindfulness & Psychotherapy course, please join us for this new exciting course. Four Foundations of Mindfulness will deepen your understanding of mindfulness and its influence on your daily life. If you have a dedicated mindfulness practice but have not taken either of these, please contact us to be considered for this course.

Course Book
Analayo. (2018). Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide. Windhorse Publications.

Cost: Fee Structure Information 
There is a three-tier payment system. Please pay the highest amount that you are able to pay so that everyone who wishes may join us. For an explanation of our fee structure, click here.

600.00 Supporter Rate
500.00 Base Rate
400.00 Subsidized Rate

* If you are unable to pay our subsidized tuition but have a desire to participate in one of our classes, please email us as our intention is to make this available to everyone.

When: Monday’s – August 15 – October 17 (Skip Labor Day)
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Virtual
Instructor: Stephanie Swann, PhD

Cancellation policy
You are eligible for a full refund minus a $50.00 service fee until 14 days prior to the course start. If cancellation occurs within less than 14 days you are entitled to a 50% refund. Once the class begins there is no refund.