Offerings for Graduates

East Coast Mindfulness is happy to offer ongoing opportunities for students to connect with a community of mindfulness practitioners and teachers. Along with our free, weekly Worldwide Online Sit and our online retreats, we provide specialized programs for MBSR and MBCT graduates who wish to continue their learning and development in mindfulness.

Are you a graduate of an in-person or online live (not recorded) MBSR or MBCT 8-week program? We would love to have you join us for our ongoing offerings to graduates. If you wish to be included in our graduates email list, please let us know by completing the form below. We’d love to hear when and where you took your course, and who taught the course. When you join, you’ll hear from us about programs specifically designed for MBSR/MBCT graduates (including the days and times for the upcoming Retreat Classes we offer as part of ongoing 8-week courses) and receive our community updates as well.

Each time we teach an MBSR online program, we offer the 7.5 hour Retreat Class between Week 6 and Week 7. This is an integral part of the standard MBSR curriculum. Many MBSR students find this to be a powerful day of practice, discovery and development together. Graduates of past MBSR and MBCT 8-week programs are always welcome to join the Retreat Class, to support the current students and to strengthen their own practice over time. East Coast Mindfulness offers this Retreat Class to graduates 3-4 times each year. Once you join our graduates list, you’ll hear from us about these free, ongoing days for practicing, together.

Poetry & Practice:
For Graduates of the 8-Week MBSR Course
Four Wednesdays beginning February 1, 2023 with Rebecca Eldridge
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Meditation calls on us to be with ourselves gently and precisely; this is no small feat. The language and heartfulness of poetry can help support this inner work, pointing us back to our inherent courage, tenderness, and ability to be with what is true for us in the moment, and to give voice to that experience.

Over the course of 4 weeks, we will practice meditation in different forms, including meditative silence. We will listen to poetry and try our hand at writing it, as a liberating practice free of self-judgment. No prior writing experience is required. You might leave the sessions having written much or very little. You might leave not even sure that what you’ve written is poetry. You are welcome to show up exactly as you are and see what unfolds.

Each session will be an invitation to pause, practice, reflect, and write; speak and be listened to; appreciate silence; and simply be in the good company of one another.

What technology you will need:

  • High-speed internet connection
  • Laptop or desktop with speaker, microphone, and video capability: no phones, iPads or other tablets, please

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