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Weathering the Storm:
How to Resource Amidst Emotional Times

Live Online Course

October 31st, 2022 - November 27th, 2022

Build yourself a toolkit of skillful meditation practices, for resilience and healing during emotional times.

What anchors ground you during overwhelming anger, sadness, or fear?

What are the support systems that help keep you afloat?

Which techniques help you navigate personal and collective challenges?

Led by Mindfulness Meditation and Buddhist Meditation teacher, author, and mentor Dawn Mauricio, and hosted within an interactive portal, this course will illuminate the resources you already have to help you weather any storm.

Through 4 weeks of rich dharma talk, meditation, observation and journaling, and Kalyana Mitta group work, we’ll explore the concepts of resourcing, mindful self-soothing, and community care.

With Dawn’s gentle guidance, we’ll learn how to attune ourselves to networks of support. We’ll practice skillfully turning towards joy. We’ll explore our personal relationships to faith and the sacred. And with courage and lovingkindness, we’ll discover the strength and power of community.

Just some of what students will learn during this course:

  • How to self-soothe mindfully
  • How to utilize joy as a powerful tool
  • How to inquire inwards with lovingkindness
  • How to lean on faith and community

Module 1: Turning to Joy

Tuning into joy is a skill and – like most skills – it can be honed and sharpened the more we practice.

Through meditation, we are able to play with the neuroplasticity of our brains and literally reprogram ourselves to be more attuned to joy as it exists in delight and synchronicities.

Joy is an incredibly powerful tool for navigating challenging things in our lives – not as an act of erasure of difficult emotions, but as an anchor to return to again and again, like we do with our breath in practice.

Module 2: Turning Inward

The self can be a scary place to explore, especially in difficult times.

We’ll take a gentle approach to turning inward beginning with a Loving Kindness meditation before going a little deeper.

We have so many tools at our disposal just waiting to be discovered. In this module, we’ll practice connecting to anchor points that remind us how to access those tools in more challenging moments.

Module 3: Turning to the Sacred

What does it mean to you to have faith? What is your relationship to the sacred?

It means different things to everyone, and can offer support and perspective during our most challenging moments.

Part of our practice will be identifying what faith means to each of us personally, so that we can develop the practices and rituals to make it more accessible.

Module 4: Turning to Community

It requires a great deal of courage and vulnerability to turn to others for support in difficult moments.

Loving Kindness and Compassion are mindfulness meditation tools that can serve to remind us that our communities want to be there for us, and that we are doing them a service by showing up in our fullest form.

Praise for Dawn's Teachings

“Dawn is a wonderful human from a new generation of fresh and knowledgeable teachers. Not only does she understand and embody the dharma, but she also transmits it with very relatable–sometimes hilarious–stories from her life. I am blessed to have found Dawn on the path as I have benefitted from her imaginative approach of transmitting the teachings. She has supported my practice in compassionate and surprising ways I would have never thought of. My stagnant practice feels shaken up and rebuilt with new energy, joy, fun and solidity.” —Coral Short

“Dawn is a skillful teacher who gracefully blends Dharma wisdom, expert guidance, joy for life and playfulness. I crossed paths with Dawn when the pandemic first hit. She created a space of practice that felt extremely safe at a very vulnerable time in our lives. I am grateful for how she is able to convey caring, compassion, and empathy… Be prepared to be inspired by her open smile and heart, her ability for deep listening, and willingness to make the practice of mindfulness accessible to everyone.” —Ilaria Covizzi

Live Online Course Details

Pre-Recorded Video Teachings

Each weekly module will include approx. 1 hour of hi-def video lessons from Dawn, including daily meditations, observation and journaling exercises, and (optional) small group discussions. These videos will also be available as downloadable MP3s to listen to.

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4 LIVE Interactive Video Q&A Sessions

Each Sunday, we’ll meet live for 1-hour to discuss our practice experiences as a collective, ask Dawn questions, and receive her direct, insightful feedback. Replays will be available within 24 hours of each live session & indefinitely.

Experiential Assignments

Every week, Dawn will offer daily meditations, topics for real world observation, and journaling prompts. Through these independent exercises, we’ll explore Dawn’s teachings and practice implementing her tools and techniques into our daily lives.

Kalyana Mitta Groups

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in small, assigned spiritual friendship groups (optional, but highly encouraged!) Groups will meet weekly for reflections and insight sharing based on suggested discussion topics from Dawn.

Schedule

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Dates & Times

Course Launch/First Lessons Posted: Monday October 31 @ 9 AM PT, 12 PM ET, 4 PM GMT, 5 PM CET

LIVE Orientation: Monday, October 31 @ 9 AM PT, 12 PM ET, 4 PM GMT, 5 PM CET (60 mins)

LIVE Interactive 1: Sunday, November 6 @ 9 AM PT, 12 PM ET, 5 PM GMT, 6 PM CET (60 mins)

LIVE Interactive 2: Sunday, November 13 @ 9 AM PT, 12 PM ET, 5 PM GMT, 6 PM CET (60 mins)

LIVE Interactive 3: Sunday, November 20 @ 9 AM PT, 12 PM ET, 5 PM GMT, 6 PM CET (60 mins)

LIVE Interactive 4/Course End: Sunday, November 27 @ 9 AM PT, 12 PM ET, 5 PM GMT, 6 PM CET (60 mins)

Replays of all live sessions will be available within 24 hours & indefinitely, for those unable to attend.

About Dawn Mauricio

Dawn Mauricio (she/her) is Mindfulness Meditation and Buddhist Meditation teacher, author, and mentor. She has been practicing and studying Insight Meditation since 2005 and has graduated from the first teacher development group of True North Insight, and Spirit Rock’s Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training, Dedicated Practitioners’ Program, and 4-year Retreat Teacher Training. She teaches with a playful, dynamic, and heartfelt approach to people of color and folks of all backgrounds.

Dawn leads daylongs, retreats, multi-year programs, and workshops in Canada and the US for Spirit Rock, True North Insight, Sacred Mountain Sangha, and Insight LA. She is a co-founder of the True North Insight BIPOC practice group, serves on the guiding teachers council of True North Insight, and the leadership council for Sacred Mountain Sangha. She is also the author of “Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners”. For more information, visit https://dawnmauricio.com.