Save the date – registration opening mid-February
Saturday, April 6 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Nashville Friends Meeting
Led by Lisa Ernst
Contemplative inquiry is a vital skill for practitioners and facilitators for cultivating focused, open attention. It is the art of embodying presence and mindful listening, while reflecting a deep and heart-felt sense of kindness and curiosity. These qualities ground and support us in the unfolding nature of experience, expanding awareness and inviting reflection on what we experientially observe. Through the practice of inquiry, we begin to disrupt and release rumination, limiting beliefs and conditioned responses, while bringing more intention and joy to our lives and interactions.
In this daylong you will learn to incorporate inquiry practices in your own meditation and strengthen your ability to incorporate these skills when working with others. Inquiry practices free the mind from habitual stories, narratives and patterns of avoidance that prevent present moment awareness and compassion from unfolding. These skills are suitable for personal investigation, facilitating groups and working one on one with clients.
This workshop, led by Lisa Ernst, will include instruction, meditation, group interaction and practice in the inquiry process. It is appropriate for practitioners and facilitators. The cost is $75 – $125 sliding scale. Please pay at the highest level you can afford so that others who need to pay less can also attend. (This is not a “dana” daylong and compensation to the teacher is included in your payment.) A reduced fee scholarship spot is available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org