CLASSES AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Science of Mindfulness Drop-In Meditation and Dharma - Every Monday
The Science of Mind
Meditation and Self-Inquiry
Cultivate the core skills of mindfulness: indistractability, equanimity, and mental clarity.
Join Daniel on Monday evenings for a meditation class for beginners. Class will start up on August 2nd after a month long break. The theme of the class so far in 2021 has been the stages of meditation as described in the text, “The Mind Illuminated” by Culadasa. The stages of meditation are a framework to better understand the goals and obstacles of the contemplative path and is a wonderful resource for beginner meditators. Another text that has deeply influenced this course is “The Path to Nibbana” by David C. Johnson.
A fundamental practice in many contemplative traditions is the deliberate practice of concentration (or more accurately, indistractability). Concentration, or indistractability, is the doorway that opens up the rest of the path. This can be achieved by focusing on the breath or another focus object such as metta. In this class you will:
- Understand what meditation is and how the practice addresses the fundamental reactivity of the mind that causes incalculable amounts of mental suffering.
- Learn an array of contemplative and meta-cognitive techniques that can be applied in a variety of real-life situations.
Download or listen to a free guided meditation, Four Steps to the Breath, here.
The Art of Authentic Relationships an 8-week class with Daniel Whiteside and Melinda Rothouse, Phd
Art of Authentic Relationships
Key skills to enhance personal and professional relationships. Join Melinda and Daniel – learn core communication skills and get hands-on practice to deepen connections with colleagues, clients, friends, and romantic partners. Early bird discount ends February 1st.
The Art of Authentic Relationships is an online 8-week training in key skills to enhance your personal and professional relationships. Each week you will learn core communication skills and get real, hands-on practice you can use to deepen connections with colleagues, clients, friends, and romantic partners.
Through facilitated demonstrations and experiential 1×1 coaching exercises, you will learn and practice 8 specific listening and communication techniques for enhanced relational efficacy.
Have you ever longed to improve your communication skills and deepen your connections with others? Ever wished to enrich your personal and professional relationships, and to navigate difficult conversations with more grace?
Drawing upon our combined experiences and training in coaching, mindfulness, and psychology, Daniel and Melinda offer a structured, safe container where you’ll learn and practice these critical skills.
Reset and Rejuevenate - A Weekend Retreat with Jenny Fairbank, Melilnda Rothouse, Ph.D., and Daniel Whiteside
Reset and Rejuvenate – A Weekend Retreat
How do we reorient after over a year in isolation? How do we restore our energy and embrace a more intentional life despite the obstacles? These are the questions we will explore during this magical weekend retreat. We invite you to come get lost with us as we relax, reset, and rejuvenate our bodies and minds in this sacred space.
This weekend program will include restorative yoga to reset your body, mindfulness meditation to rejuvenate your mind, and contemplative creativity to elevate your spirit.
Fill your energetic cup with group coaching, powerful ritual, journaling and reflection in a peaceful retreat setting in Wimberley, Texas.
Jenny Fairbank, Melinda Rothouse, and Daniel Whiteside together bring their collective wisdom, warmth and compassion to the retreat experience.
The weekend includes locally prepared vegan / gluten-free meals.
If you’ve been yearning to unplug, deepen your spiritual and creative practice, and connect with others in a supportive space, then the Reset & Rejuvenate Retreat is for you. You’ll leave feeling energized, rejuvenated and inspired to re-enter your life with a fresh perspective and a renewed sense of grounding and purpose.
If you feel called to join this experience, be sure to register by October 15th. Onsite lodging and camping available at extra cost, as well as off-site and commuter options.