“Participating in the Integrating Mindfulness course has been one of the most transformative experiences of my life. It has helped me cultivate greater awareness and compassion and provided me with practical tools for managing stress and anxiety. I am deeply grateful for the Clear Sky community and support provided by the course.” – Artin
With all that’s happening in the world, how do we collectively come up for air? How do we create a refuge in our lives where we can recharge and flourish?
This course is for those who want to find meaning and embrace their life fully. It is to help integrate and apply awareness in your life, for your own sustainability and happiness. To be able to be of better service to those around you and to our planet.
NOTE: This course can be attended online or in-person at Clear Sky.
& Daily Life
Mar 23-Apr 27, 2024
In our post-COVID world, we are all struggling with unprecedented psychological and economic pressures. Myriads of distractions pul us in different directions. It seems that the new normal is a frazzled, distracted, cut-down, fractured state.
Despite having a meditation or mindfulness practice, you may find yourself being inconsistent, or feeling that your meditation is disconnected from the rest of your life, or just somehow not helping you meet your challenges in the way you would like.
Along with this, we also hear people struggling with isolation and loneliness. It is hard to make meaningful connections when we are all constantly running, and interacting more and more online.
We all need a supportive environment to gain new insights and growth. We all need space to step back, reconnect with ourselves and our meditation practice, and take time to reflect on how we spend our time and energy.
Flourishing in our distracted and difficult world relies on bringing awareness to the people and things that nourish us, letting go of what doesn’t, and creating a container to protect our happiness and life-energy. The course will teach you how to create a supportive container for your mindfulness practice and year-round growth.
This course will help you integrate mindfulness into your daily life – to transform your environment; your habits and use of time; how you listen and speak; areas of life where you may be stuck such as money, health, food, or life vision; and how you relate to others and build community.
It’s especially healing to do this with experienced guides and like-minded people so we can benefit from the support of group connection
"Deep transformational growth is really supported by having a container, a supportive structure around us. I feel like we're so disembodied today in our technological culture that this is my little kindness to myself in saying 'hello body, you're part of my day.'"Karen McAllister
Join Karen and Duncan for an interactive six-week course and learn how to:
4. Integrate and weave mindfulness into your all aspects of your daily work and life.
This course supports you to:
• cultivate your mindfulness practice;
• craft a supportive environment or refuge;
• powerfully integrate mindfulness into all aspects of our life and work.
Based on Clear Sky’s Five Principles, Integrating Mindfulness helps you build a sustainable meditation practice that permeates your body, career, relationships and all other areas of your life.
You can learn more about our Five Principles here and get our free pdf overview by clicking the link below.
"Mindfulness is like turning on a light in a dark room. The power of awareness lets us see what is there - in our bodies, emotions, mind, workplaces, homes and relationships. Seeing what is there gives us the freedom and the courage to make deeply impactful changes. I've found it helps craft our lives, environment and structures in a way that deeply supports connection and growth".Duncan Cryle
Using our five principles of creating a supportive container for mindfulness and growth, this course teaches you how to apply mindfulness across all areas of your life, and to create an environment that supports you physically, mentally and emotionally. The course includes meditations, exercises and community check-ins.
• Week 1: Creating a supportive space for your growth;
• Week 2: Transforming habit and making friends with structure;
• Week 3: Quieting the monkey mind and creating generative conversations;
• Week 4: Cleaning up big areas of your life frees up energy;
• Week 5: The power of mindfulness for real and lasting change;
• Week 6: Community and transforming our relationships with others.
As Clear Sky’s Chair of the Board and Director of Business Development, I’m passionate about teaching the much-ignored principles of nurturing the factors – like honor your space, structure, and communication – that create the conditions we need to wake up more in daily life. I see how I learned and embodied these principles in my different roles at Clear Sky as the center went from self-starter to second-stage growth. This is what I call “the hands-on way of doing an MBA with a spiritual bottom line!”
In my free time, I love travelling, speaking Portuguese and reading history, architecture and art books.
I’m the former Clear Sky Chair, a certified Mindfulness teacher, Dharma teacher, and a member of senior management at a dynamic award winning international software firm.
Through 30 years of study with my root teachers Qapel and Sensei, 15 years of teaching meditation and mindfulness, and an active career working all over the world, I’ve learnt a lot about an integrated spiritual path. With a Ph.D. in philosophy in my pocket, I was gung ho to join a monastery until I met my root teachers Qapel (Doug Duncan) and Sensei (Catherine Pawasarat) in Japan in 2001, who turned my views upside down and encouraged me to grow and contribute at the busy end of life!
A founding member of Clear Sky in 2004, I’m amazed at the power that working together in compassionate service has for enriching and widening spiritual growth. Combined with a dynamic relationship and a challenging career, I have fun with a wide-ranging and holistic approach to spiritual growth.
Are you looking for a space to retreat alone, or to just unwind and reflect? We have three private cabins with valley views.
We can help you with a supportive balance of formal meditation time and optional mindful activities. Or, you can use the space for deep rest, journaling, or reflecting.
Locally sourced / organic meals provided. Optional daily meditation guidance is available.
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