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Introduction to Mindfulness with Certified Facilitator, Ann Friedman, PH.D. at the Hines Center for Spirituality 

Mindfulness is sweeping the country. Many health organizations and schools are incorporating this practice, as well as major corporations and the U.S. military.  Renowned universities, including Harvard, Duke, Michigan, USC, UCLA, Stanford, UT and Texas Tech, have research programs in mindfulness, as do medical schools such as Emory, UMass, Rochester, and Georgetown.

Come join Dr. Ann Friedman, a psychologist and certified mindfulness facilitator, for an introduction to this life-transforming practice which can help you learn to handle your stressful thinking, physical pain, and emotional pain in more skillful ways.

This introduction provides a brief presentation on recent scientific research on mindfulness, easy practices for you to do at your home or office, and a basic understanding of what mindfulness is all about.

Attend July 11, 6:30-8:00 pm

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*This Mindfulness Introduction courses build upon a 6-week Mindfulness Series that begins in August

Cost: $10 members/ $15 nonmembers

HINES CENTER FOR SPIRITUALITY AND PRAYER
500 FANNIN STREET, SUITE 100 • HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002(713) 590-3302

Relational Mindfulness: How We Can Deepen Our Connection with Ourselves, Each Other, and Our Planet: LECTURE

What if our greatest strength is our shared sensitivity and vulnerability? Could meditation be a pathway to erasing the illusion of separation?
Staying present in the beautiful, dynamic, and messy field of human relating is one of our greatest challenges. In this presentation, we will discuss nine principles, drawn from Buddhism, for bringing presence, clarity, and compassion to how we relate – whether we are at work, with family, on a date, in conflict, or engaging with world issues. We can erase the myth of separation, and we can remember the intrinsic interconnection that is who we really are. The quality of every relationship we will ever have stems from the quality of our relationship with ourselves.

Deborah Eden Tull
Deborah Eden Tull is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist, and sustainability educator who teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. She spent seven years as a monastic at a silent Zen monastery and offers retreats, workshops, and consultations internationally. She is a teacher for UCLA’s Mindfulness Center and also facilitates The Work That Reconnects, which was created by Buddhist activist and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy. Her newest book is called Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Ourselves, Each Other, and the Planet. Her website is deborahedentull.com.

Friday, Jul 13, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Member Pricing: $15.00/Non-member Pricing: $20.00

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THE JUNG CENTER
5200 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006
CALL (713) 524.8253 FAX (713) 524.8096

Relational Mindfulness: Finding Freedom and Authenticity in How We Relate: WORKSHOP

Deepen your experience of the nine principles of relational mindfulness in this day-long retreat. We all struggle at times with how to bring mindfulness off the cushion and into our relationships. The nine principles – intention, the sacred pause, deep listening, inquiry and clear seeing, turning towards rather than away, transparency, taking responsibility, not taking things personally, and compassionate action – can provide us with a foundation for a new, transformative kind of relationship. Appropriate for non-meditators and meditators alike, this restorative, experiential retreat will offer illuminating and heart-opening practices that can be integrated into every moment of life. The day will include meditation, relational practices, lecture, writing and creativity, movement, time in nature, and facilitated discussion.

Deborah Eden Tull
Deborah Eden Tull is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist, and sustainability educator who teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. She spent seven years as a monastic at a silent Zen monastery and offers retreats, workshops, and consultations internationally. She is a teacher for UCLA’s Mindfulness Center and also facilitates The Work That Reconnects, which was created by Buddhist activist and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy. Her newest book is called Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Ourselves, Each Other, and the Planet. Her website is deborahedentull.com.

Saturday, Jul 14, 10:00am-4:00pm

Member Pricing: $90.00 / Non-member Pricing: $100.00

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THE JUNG CENTER
5200 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006
CALL (713) 524.8253 FAX (713) 524.8096

Relational Mindfulness Book Signing & Discussion with Eden Tull

A guidebook on how to embody compassionate awareness in all of our relationships—with self, one another, and our planet—in an age of global uncertainty.

We all struggle at times with how to bring meditation off the cushion and into the beautiful, dynamic, and messy realm of relationship. At a time when humanity seems to have forgotten our inherent interrelatedness, this book offers an inspiring set of principles and practices for deepening intimacy and remembering the interconnection that is our birthright. Eden Tull interweaves heartfelt personal stories, sharing her journey from seven years as a monastic in a silent Zen Monastery to living and teaching in the megatropolis of Los Angeles and beyond, with teachings and mindful inquiry to help the reader connect personally with the principles of Relational Mindfulness.

Relational Mindfulness is based on the simple understanding that the most subtle form of love is attention. While a revolution usually means to evolve and change, this shift is actually a return to a simple and sacred understanding we seem to have forgotten—one we can only remember when we are present.

Sunday, July 15, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
Houston, TX

This is a free event!

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River Oaks Book Store
3270 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77098

MINDFUL COMMUNICATION “Living Compassion From the Inside Out” With Bren Hardt

Want to experience a dynamic and interactive workshop aimed to raise the bar on trust, understanding and cooperation? Mindful Communication partners practical skills with a powerful consciousness and vocabulary to help you get what you want peacefully.

  • Translate criticism, judgments and blame into life-serving messages.
  • Learn self-connection in order to speak from your values.
  • Use the power of empathic listening.
  • Learn what blocks the connection we want,
  • Empower yourself to create more peaceful relationships.

Workshop includes materials, and lunch.

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Bren Hardt – workshop facilitator and consultant

I have yearned for a Earth whose people honors and nurtures all the life upon it. I still use my own 1987 slogan: “The best gift we can give our children is a world without war and the skills to keep it that way.” Those skills, since attending a workshop in 2004 lead by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, are the connection skills of empathy, authentic expression, and deep awareness of our internal world of thoughts, feelings, needs and creative requests.

From 2005 to 2009 I studied NVC with many wonderful trainers including Jim and Jori Manske (RadicalCompassion.com) and Dr. Rosenberg. I became Texas’s first CNVC certified trainer in 2009. I also founded HoustonNVC.org, a non-profit and work with others to bring more NVC consciousness to Texas.

In November 2016, I was thrilled to be awarded a local Peacemaker award for my 37 years of peace education and advocacy by The Houston Peace & Justice Center.

BA Southwestern University I MA in Education, University of Houston

PARENT & CHILD COMMUNICATION TO KEEP US CLOSE with Dr. Ann Friedman and Bren Hardt

Raising children is not an easy task! Most of us did not learn to communicate our thought, feelings, and fears at an early age. In this two-day interactive workshop, we will learn new ways to communicate with our children and deepen the parent-child connection. These sessions focus on:

  • Learning to identify feelings and needs in positive language that others can hear
  • Expressing feelings and needs with others
  • Mindful listening and speaking
  • Practicing self-compassion & being empathetic with others.

This is a TWO DAY event: Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 9:30 am-12:00 pm & Thursday, August 9th, 2018 9:30 am-12:00 pm
Snacks and curriculum will be provided. Parking is free!

Parent & Child -$ 120.00 Aditional Child $ $ 50.00

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Mindful Being Houston

550 Post Oak Boulevard

#Suite 430

Houston, TX 77057

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