Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation: A One Day Workshop

Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation: A One Day Workshop

Mindfulness meditation offers a way to break through habitual patterns of mind that create suffering for ourselves and others. In this one-day, interactive workshop, you will learn a variety of techniques for coming into presence with just what is, here and now: without judgment, delusion, projection, or reaction. Through these techniques, we can begin to pave a path to greater happiness and deeper connection with others. We will also touch on what the latest science tells us about why these techniques work.

Topics explored will include: 

  • Mindfulness of breath and body

  • Mindfulness of thoughts and emotions 

  • Mindful eating

  • Walking meditation

  • Self-compassion and loving-kindness

  • Establishing a daily practice

Both absolute beginners and those seeking to deepen their practice are welcome. Meditation mats, cushions, and chairs will be provided.

After the workshop, all  are welcome to join fellow classmates to dine at a restaurant within walking distance (optional).



What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Center for Mindful Living is a short distance (.3 mi) from the Tenleytown-AU metro station (red line). On-street parking (metered and un-metered) are available within a few blocks of the Center. 


What can I bring into the event?

Registrants are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch. Feel free to bring a notebook and/or water bottle.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Daniel Denecke via email:


What is the cost?

This retreat is offered on the basis of dana (generosity). Suggested donation $40. No one will be turned away.