Back from the Monastery!…

CML_Dorm_Window

(the view from the dorm room I shared at CML – simply gorgeous…)

Greetings, Friends! I’ve just emerged from an amazing, month-long co-working program at a “modern monastery” in Vermont (The Center for Mindful Learning), where I both meditated and worked alongside some truly incredible humans… My time at CML was a one-of-a-kind experience, for which I’m incredibly grateful—and I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned with you!

During my month at CML, I woke up at 4:10am almost every day, ate only two meals per day (the last of which ended around 2pm), logged approximately 150 hours of meditation, and upped my meditation practice to a whole new level.

Over the coming months, you’ll be hearing a range of stories about the things I’ve learned from my time at CML—everything from my own, inner struggles, growth and insights in my personal practice—to the heart-warming and heroic tales of the young monastics living at the monastery. You’ll also hear about the pioneering work that CML founder and guiding teacher, Soryu Forrall is doing to merge mindfulness with responsibility in our society. You’re in for a treat, indeed! 🙂

Invigorated and inspired by my time at CML, I’m also excited to kick-up my efforts to help facilitate more mindfulness in our communities. Sound appealing?… If so, keep an eye out for announcements about how to get involved with mindful community-building activities and opportunities (both virtually—and locally in the Los Angeles area).

Onward and upward (and inward)!
+ jennifer

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Mindfulness is meant to be shared. Please join me and a growing number of like-hearted souls in celebrating mindfulness as a way of life. Share this post with your friends. Participate in The Mindfulness Diaries’ growing Facebook and Google+ communities. And share YOUR personal journey with mindfulness in the comments below.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++