Video Available! Spring Washam: "Grounded in Awareness: The Path of Mindfulness"
This event is part of the T. T. & W. F. Chao Special Series: Spring 2021 Mindfulness Practice Workshops
Format: Talk (15 min.); Mindfulness Practice (20 min.); Q & A (15 min.)
Meditation practice offers us a way to develop a deep and abiding freedom beyond external conditions and changing circumstances. Mindfulness of the breath and body is the first foundation of mindfulness practice. It can offer us a taste of the grounded-ness and presence that we all long for. We are continually learning to live in the moment with a heart-centered, embodied awareness. This workshop offers a comprehensive overview of mindfulness-based meditation with practices to support deepening awareness and a sense of well-being.
Spring Washam is a well-known meditation teacher, author, and visionary leader based in California and Peru. She is the author of A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage and Wisdom in Any Moment. Spring is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based healing practices to diverse communities. She is one of the founders and core teachers at the East Bay Meditation Center, located in downtown Oakland, CA. She received extensive training by Jack Kornfield, is a member of the teacher’s council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in northern California, and has practiced and studied Buddhist philosophy in both the Theravāda and Tibetan schools of Buddhism for the last twenty years. In addition to being a teacher, she is also a shamanic practitioner and has studied indigenous healing practices for over a decade. She is the founder of Lotus Vine Journeys, an organization that blends indigenous healing practices with Buddhist wisdom. Her writing and teachings have appeared in many online journals and publications such as Lions Roar, Tricycle, and Belief.net. She has been a guest on many popular podcasts and radio shows. She currently travels and teaches meditation retreats, workshops, and classes worldwide.