Introduction to Mindfulness
Instructor: Fred Maus
Class Dates: Aug 20, 27, Sept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1
Location: Jefferson Room, Central Library, 201 E. Market St.
In this course we will develop skills in mindfulness, defined by Jon Kabat-Zinn as "paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally." Through presentations by the instructor, class discussion, and experiential practices, we will explore the benefits of mindfulness meditation. These include self-awareness, reduction of reactivity, enhanced awareness of embodied experience, and recognition and contemplation of emotions. We will also study practices to develop compassion.
About the Instructor:
Fred Everett Maus is a member of IMCC and leads meditation for IMCC at Common Ground. He also teaches meditation at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. He teaches music at the University of Virginia, where his courses often work in the intersection between musical experience and contemplation. He lives in Earlysville, Virginia and Mexico City.