Learn to Meditate
October 1–3, 2021
Working with your mind is one of the most beneficial skills you can learn, yet most of us don’t even know where to start. Through the practice of meditation, it is possible to balance your thoughts and emotions, become less distracted and reactive, and be more engaged and responsive in your life. While meditation itself is simple, it is important to start with the right view, take the correct posture, and know how to work with common obstacles. During this immersive weekend, you’ll learn everything you need to know to jumpstart your personal meditation practice. Through learning contemplative practices, participating in group discussions and spending time in nature away from the speed and busyness of daily life, you will return home feeling focused and relaxed.
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Patricia began practicing meditation in 1986. She was introduced to zazen by an Episcopal priest, who was also a zen practitioner. This, along with reading Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, set her on a path that brought her to Naropa University, where she received her Masters in Contemplative Psychotherapy. After completing her degree, she began practicing psychotherapy at the mental health center in Boulder. Over the last 30 years, she has continued as a meditation student and teacher in the Shambhala tradition. Patricia lives in Louisville, Colorado where she has a private psychotherapy practice specializing in treating trauma.