Workshop: Discovering Joy Workshop: Discovering Joy Tues. May 30th, 7pm ET/4pm PT How can our meditation practice support us in creating greater joy, resilience, happiness, and sense of connectivity in our daily lives? The practice of “Awakening Joy” draws on the tools and insights from mindfulness, neuroscience, and the study of human happiness to explore this question. This class will invite you into an experiential exploration of human happiness, resilience, and well-being through meditation, relational mindfulness, journaling, and guided imagery. Some of the themes include: Inclining the mind towards joy and overcoming our intrinsic negativity bias Insights from neuroscience on how we can rewire ourselves for happiness Intention and purpose Heart practices as a path towards joy Meditation as an appreciation practice and cultivation of gratitude Joy and difficult emotions: exploring how to hold the full range of our human experience Date May 30 Time 7PM Eastern, 4PM Pacific Audience Everyone rsvp → see other events explore summer retreats → Workshop Facilitators Vadan Ritter, MS Vadan Ritter, MS Vadan Ritter, MS, is a UCLA Trained Mindfulness Facilitator and Certified Awakening Joy teacher. She currently teaches mindfulness and facilitates groups in San Francisco, CA for the Integrative Pain Management Program and Saint James Infirmary. Previously she has taught and facilitated for UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and mentored in the Intensive Practice program. She began practicing meditation at the age of 16 and has studied and trained in several different traditions including Buddhist, Secular Mindfulness, and Sufi. Stay connected, subscribe to our newsletter. Be in the know for new programs and access resources such as guided meditations. I'm In! Stay Connected State (Optional) State (Optional) AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY Please complete the fields above to subscribe. Providing your state of residence will help us share regional-specific programs with you. We respect your privacy - your info will not be shared with anyone else.