Philosophy

March 

Ease and Wisdom - Bringing Mindfulness into the Classroom (for K-12 educators) with Rosa D’Abate

Wednesdays, March 6-20, 4:30-6pm
Educators sometimes lack the comfort and confidence in sharing their own mindfulness practices with their students. The purpose of this series of classes is to provide opportunities for teachers and other school personnel to develop comfort in bringing mindfulness practices into their daily work with students. While the benefits of mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) have been highly publicized, many teachers are still unsure how to best infuse these practices into their work with students. This three-week series will explore the connection between mindfulness and SEL and how the components and competencies of each are implemented in the classroom. This course requires that participants either have or want to cultivate their own awareness-based practices because mindfulness is an experiential discipline; therefore, participants will be exploring a variety of mindfulness practices for personal and professional use. Fee: $45 (ID#: S17) — CANCELED
April 

Finding Fulfillment in Meditation

Thu, April 4, 7 - 8:30 pm & Saturday, April 6, 1:30 - 4 pm
Two-Part Seminar with Rolf Sovik, PsyD.

Meditation is not a single practice but a collection of practices woven together to address each dimension of human life. When we truly need to relax, to uncover solutions to a vexing problem, or to develop a more meaningful understanding of life, meditation provides us with core strategies to address our needs. This seminar will help you identify the meditative practices that have literally provided inspiration for millennia. It will help re-establish fundamental aims of practice and explain how such simple techniques as japa—mantra repetition—can be linked to the highest goals of self-realization.
For those who have previously received a mantra, the seminar will reinforce the development of personal practice. For those who may be nearer the beginning of meditation training, the seminar will clearly lay out what the stages of training consists of and the importance of approaching meditation with simplicity and humility. Join long-time teacher Rolf Sovik to build confidence in your path as an inward seeking student of yoga.

President and Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute, Rolf Sovik, PsyD, began his study of yoga and meditation in 1972. He is a student of H.H. Swami Rama and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, and under their guidance has explored the teachings of the Himalayan tradition. He holds degrees in philosophy, music, Eastern Studies, and Clinical Psychology. He and his wife Mary Gail currently reside at the Institute’s headquarters in Honesdale, PA.

Full Program: $65 (ID#: MA)

To get the most out of this program, attending both sessions is recommended, but if time only allows for one, you are welcome to attend a single session:
Thursday only: $25 (ID: MB)
Saturday only: $45 (ID: MC)

Fee: $65 (ID#: MA) --


Finding Fulfillment in Meditation DAY ONE ONLY with Rolf Sovik, PsyD

Thursday, April 4, 7-8:30pm
Fee: $30 (ID#: MB) —

Finding Fulfillment in Meditation DAY TWO ONLY with Rolf Sovik, PsyD

Saturday, April 6, 1:30-4pm
Fee: $45 (ID#: MC) —