sitting with stones

June 20 @ 2:00 pm 3:30 pm MDT

Sunday Afternoons

June  6, 13, 20

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy summer mindfulness classes sitting with stones. Explore using your senses to connect with nature and self. Discover how mindfulness can be a tool for finding peace in these chaotic times. Take a Sunday afternoon to practice listening with the senses. Engage in practices for finding calm in the midst of these stressful times. Arrive with a busy or worried mind. Participate in a mindfulness class outside with the stones.  Leave with a calm heart.  

$15 per class includes coffee/tea and refreshments.  Register by email – carol@prajnahealingarts.com or go to www.prajnahealingarts.com 

Enjoy the outdoor setting at Foothills Stone 4415 Eldridge St, Golden, CO 80403.  Hope to reserve a stone for you. 

Carol combines western and eastern approaches to share teachings that support the journey through transitions. She blends her 20 years of experience in public administration as a former city manager and community development consultant with 15 years of service as a counselor and Buddhist priest.  With certifications in Japanese Psychology, Applied Existential Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness Instruction, Carol tailors techniques to meet individual needs. Participants often leave her workshops with techniques that work for them.

$15 Per Event

Carol O’Dowd

4415 Eldridge St
Golden, Colorado 80403 United States
sitting with stones

June 13 @ 2:00 pm 3:30 pm MDT

Sunday Afternoons

June  6, 13, 20

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy summer mindfulness classes sitting with stones. Explore using your senses to connect with nature and self. Discover how mindfulness can be a tool for finding peace in these chaotic times. Take a Sunday afternoon to practice listening with the senses. Engage in practices for finding calm in the midst of these stressful times. Arrive with a busy or worried mind. Participate in a mindfulness class outside with the stones.  Leave with a calm heart.  

$15 per class includes coffee/tea and refreshments.  Register by email – carol@prajnahealingarts.com or go to www.prajnahealingarts.com 

Enjoy the outdoor setting at Foothills Stone 4415 Eldridge St, Golden, CO 80403.  Hope to reserve a stone for you. 

Carol combines western and eastern approaches to share teachings that support the journey through transitions. She blends her 20 years of experience in public administration as a former city manager and community development consultant with 15 years of service as a counselor and Buddhist priest.  With certifications in Japanese Psychology, Applied Existential Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness Instruction, Carol tailors techniques to meet individual needs. Participants often leave her workshops with techniques that work for them.

$15 Per Event

Carol O’Dowd

4415 Eldridge St
Golden, Colorado 80403 United States
sitting with stones

June 6 @ 2:00 pm 3:30 pm MDT

Sunday Afternoons

June  6, 13, 20

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy summer mindfulness classes sitting with stones. Explore using your senses to connect with nature and self. Discover how mindfulness can be a tool for finding peace in these chaotic times. Take a Sunday afternoon to practice listening with the senses. Engage in practices for finding calm in the midst of these stressful times. Arrive with a busy or worried mind. Participate in a mindfulness class outside with the stones.  Leave with a calm heart.  

$15 per class includes coffee/tea and refreshments.  Register by email – carol@prajnahealingarts.com or go to www.prajnahealingarts.com 

Enjoy the outdoor setting at Foothills Stone 4415 Eldridge St, Golden, CO 80403.  Hope to reserve a stone for you. 

Carol combines western and eastern approaches to share teachings that support the journey through transitions. She blends her 20 years of experience in public administration as a former city manager and community development consultant with 15 years of service as a counselor and Buddhist priest.  With certifications in Japanese Psychology, Applied Existential Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness Instruction, Carol tailors techniques to meet individual needs. Participants often leave her workshops with techniques that work for them.

$15 Per Event

Carol O’Dowd

4415 Eldridge St
Golden, Colorado 80403 United States

How often do we find ourselves dwelling on past events or mistakes we’ve made? The use of the term dwelling indicates that this is where we reside. When reflections become ruminations that carry us out of the room, it feels like that is where we are living. We get so caught up in our thoughts we start contemplating how others label us. Why? Well, we know so well how we judge ourselves, we pretend we know what others are thinking. We get so caught up in our own thoughts and assessments and what-if scenarios, we forget where we are. Sometimes we are so caught up in thinking we don’t see the room or landscape in which we are sitting.

So how do we wake up to where we are when residing in a dwelling that keeps us behind a closed door? The simple answer is to start doing. Do anything that engages the body. Ideally, if you can run, attend an aerobics class or go outside for a walk, you will quickly leave the dwelling of sadness, anxiety or doom for sunshine. However, any activity that transfers the mental treadmill of “woulda-coulda-shoulda” will work. It can be something as simple as cleaning or working on a puzzle. Any activity where you use your hands and can notice different sensations will give you a break from your dwelling. After feeling and seeing that the dust cloth is full of dirt, take it outside and shake it. Notice the dust flying in the air and the new feel of the cloth after it is shaken out. Another option is washing dishes or clothes. Notice the feel, the smells of soaps as well as the odors from clothes or leftovers. Listen to the sounds created while cleaning. Get into your activity by noticing how your body is engaged in the tasks.

Having taught mindfulness and reflections practices for more than 15 years, I have coached many on how to leave the dwellings of obsession, anxiety, sorrow, and perfectionism. If you want to learn more about doing and engaging fully with life, give me a call.

  –  Carol