Mindfulness Training: Cultivating a Mind We Can Rely On
“A person looking for wisdom is like a person riding an elephant in search of an elephant.”
Like a wild horse in an open field, our attention often runs off, looking for a better now than the one we have. Through mindfulness meditation, we learn to tame our minds and gently establish who’s riding who. We use the mind’s natural ability to rest on things and turn it into an ally, making it something we can rely on. Through cultivating a friendly and trusting relationship with our minds, we learn to appreciate ourselves exactly as we are. This allows the wisdom and goodness we have always possessed to slowly awaken in us.
I have seen how this practice, despite all the turmoil in our world, can help us to cheer up. I invite you to join in this journey.
In this class, participants will:
1. Develop a friendship with themselves
2. Deepen their appreciation for things as they are
3. Develop tools to cause less harm (and more help) in the world
This program is made possible by the generous support of The Ottauquechee Health Foundation.
Bruce McClelland studied theatre and movement in Paris, France in the 1970s under Etienne Decroux, the theatre master of the renowned mime, Marcel Marceau. He founded, directed and performed with theatre companies and schools in Boston and Montreal. In the 1980s he met Tibetan meditation master Chogyam Trungpa and began training with him under his worldwide organization, Shambala International. He was certified to teach and direct meditation weekend retreats in the 90s. Since 2015, Bruce has been teaching meditation classes at the Tuck School of Business, for the greater Dartmouth community and throughout the Upper Valley.
This program is made possible through the generous support of The Ottauquechee Health Foundation.