'Setting Conscious Intentions'

January 4, 2016
Judy Lin

So you've already forgotten your New Year’s resolutions?

Get a fresh start in a “Day of Mindfulness: Setting Conscious Intentions,” a daylong retreat to guide you in clarifying heartfelt intentions you can really commit to. The silent retreat is presented by UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) on Saturday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at a campus location to be announced.

Meditation and mindfulness teacher and author Deborah Eden Tull, a facilitator for MARC's Intensive Practice Program and a teaching assistant for UCLA's Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation Program will lead the retreat. The founder of Mindful Living Revolution, Tull spent seven years as a monastic at a silent Zen monastery.

MARC describes the retreat as “an invitation to take a sacred pause as we transition into the new year ... to experience the spaciousness of conscious compassionate awareness, and to bring presence, possibility and transformation to our lives in 2016. This is both an opportunity to deepen in the practice of meditation and mindfulness and to participate in a powerful process for releasing limiting beliefs and setting conscious intentions for the new year.”

Sitting meditation, mindful inquiry, Dharma talks and mindful eating will be included, as well as some non-silent group workshop time. All are welcome, from new to experienced meditators. The cost is $50 for UCLA staff, faculty and students; $60 for others. Register here. Somescholarships are available for those in financial need. 

For guidance in following through on your intentions, listen to Tull’s podcast, “Compassionate Self-Discipline.”

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