Current Offerings: Mindfulness

You can find current Sila Mindfulness Courses and Workshops at:

Eastlake Fitness - 2228 Eastlake Ave East, Suite C.

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An Introduction to Mindfulness 6-Class Series:
120.00

Scientific studies show that a regular Meditation and Mindfulness practice can reduce stress, increase immune function, decrease pain, improve productivity and self-control, and physically change your brain for the better. In this six-week course we will draw from recent scientific developments, 2500 years of Buddhist wisdom, and our own individual experience in developing a regular habit of meditation and mindfulness in our lives.

TUESDAYS beginning Oct 31, 8-9 pm (no class Thanksgiving week)

@ Eastlake Fitness, 2228 Eastlake Ave East, Suite C

  • please arrive 10-15 minutes early;
  • wear comfortable clothing and layers are recommended to be able to adjust for warmth or cold, the room should be kept at 70 degrees
  • chairs and cushions/mats are provided
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Mindfulness Drop-in Class
10.00
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Read here for what to expect in and how to prepare for our 6-week class (coming soon).

InsideOut Yoga - 5623 University Way NE.

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An Introduction to Mindfulness 6-Class Series:
120.00

Scientific studies show that a regular Meditation and Mindfulness practice can reduce stress, increase immune function, decrease pain, improve productivity and self-control, and physically change your brain for the better. In this six-week course we will draw from recent scientific developments, 2500 years of Buddhist wisdom, and our own individual experience in developing a regular habit of meditation and mindfulness in our everyday lives.

THURSDAYS, starting Oct 26 7:30-8:30 pm (no class on Thanksgiving)

@ InsideOut Yoga, 5623 University Way NE.

  • please arrive 10-15 minutes early;
  • wear comfortable clothing and layers are recommended to be able to adjust for warmth or cold, the room should be kept at 70 degrees
  • chairs and cushions/mats are provided
Quantity:
Add To Cart

Read here for what to expect in and how to prepare for our 6-week class (coming soon).

FREE Class on Buddhist history, philosophy, and practice

Buddhism Two-part Series
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Registration is now open for two courses on the history and cultural impact of Buddhism. Each 8-session course will be taught by Justin Whitaker, Ph.D., at University Unitarian Church on consecutive Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. Dr. Whitaker is a scholar in Buddhist Ethics and taught at the University of Montana among other institutions. He was also an active member of the UU Fellowship of Helena before moving to Seattle and UUC this summer.

There is no charge for either course, but please register in advance via the UUC website or call the church office. Course descriptions and dates:

From Buddha to the Dalai Lama – click here to register

A first course in the history and evolution of Buddhism, this class will cover the growth and impact of Buddhism in Asia from its earliest days in India to its establishment in Tibet. Lecture & discussion. The 8-session class will meet weekly on Mondays from 7-9 p.m., October 16 through Dec 11; no class on November 20.

Buddhism Moves West – click here to register

A second course in the history and evolution of Buddhism, this class will cover the growth and impact of Buddhism as it moves from Asia to the west, including adaptations of culture and the influences of WWII, Viet Nam, and current events. The 8-session class will meet weekly on Mondays from 7-9 p.m., January 29 through March 12, 2018.

About the Instructor

Justin Whitaker is the founder of American Buddhist Perspectives, an award-winning blog chronicling Buddhism in the United States and beyond. He has been interviewed by Tricycle Magazine,On Being’s podcast “Creating Our Own Lives” and the Secular Buddhist podcast. Justin holds a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of London where his work focused on comparing early Buddhist ethics with the work of Immanuel Kant (1724 – 1804). Justin has taught at several colleges and universities in the U.S. as well as in India and China. His personal meditation practice has included wide ranging experience in several Buddhist traditions, including Vipassana, Zen, Tibetan and Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing. Currently, he focuses primarily on mindfulness meditation rooted in Buddhist tradition and contemporary science, though he also sits regularly with UUC’s Zen group on Friday mornings. Justin is also an avid photographer and runner. Learn more about Justin.