The practice of Mindfulness has been defined as a training
in “soft readiness.” Just as we train our bodies to be strong,
and just as we plan our financial lives to save for a rainy day,
we are also invited to train our mind, heart and spirit to meet
life fully as it unfolds. Anything can and often does happen
in our lives and the lives of our loved ones. Love and loss are
inevitable for us mortal beings. Training in “readiness” allows
us to open to the unexpected and inevitable changes in our
lives with gentle strength, resilience and courage instead
of panic, anxiety, judgment or reactivity. And training in
“softness” allows us to meet these challenges with kindness,
wisdom, love and compassion. Ultimately, this path of loving
presence opens us to the gifts of grace, peace and joy even as
we learn to accept the unbearable moments of our lives.
This is a journey of awakening our heart and soul to courage, wisdom and kindness in the face of fear and
difficulty. It is a path to freedom.
Geeta Cowlagi, CMBSR
Feb 20 (Th)
$50 (Pre-registration required.)
Geeta Cowlagi, CMBSR is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
(MBSR®) Teacher who has received extensive training from Dr. Jon Kabat-
Zinn and senior teachers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s
Center For Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. She has also
studied with renowned Insight Meditation teachers in the United States.
Geeta enjoys teaching mindfulness and meditation classes and retreats. She
loves to combine ancient wisdom teachings with the recent neuroscience
findings in her teachings. Prior to teaching Mindfulness, Geeta worked at
the Counseling and Mental Health Center at UT Austin. She has presented
interactive workshops and trainings to over 50,000 individuals worldwide. She
is known for her “heart-centered” approach that invites participants to explore
life’s challenges in a safe and supportive environment.