Grounding and Insight

Minfulness for Grounding and InsightZen Meditation and Mindfulness for Grounding and Insight (8 weeks)

This 8-week mindfulness course is focused specifically on helping you become more grounded and centered in your life and on guiding you into looking deeply at who you really are. We’ll be covering a variety of Zen practices excellent for increasing energy and vitality, as well as for strengthening overall resiliency. This course also places a particularly strong emphasis on investigating who you really are, on genuine insight, what the Zen tradition has been firmly grounded in for centuries. The practices covered in this course come from the Japanese Rinzai Zen school. This course is geared towards anyone interested in discovering a deeper basis to their life and also for anyone interested in learning time-tested grounding practices and energy cultivation.

Next Grounding and Insight Course: October 5 – November 23, 2017 from 7-9pm (8 Thursdays)

REGISTER NOW: send an email to (please enter the subject “8-Week Course”). You will receive registration details. Part of the LCC Continuing Education Program.

grounding and insight Zen meditation and mindfulness 8 week course - Blue Cliff Zen Center

Details: Grounding and Insight Course

DatesOctober 5 – November 23 from 7-9pm (8 Thursdays)

Place: Mudra Yoga Studio in Eugene

Cost: $195

Register: send an email to (please enter the subject “8-Week Course”)

Questions: contact the above email or call 541-543-5049

Topics: Grounding and Insight Course

Plan to meditate for 25-30 minutes each day!

Over the 8 weeks we’ll be exploring a variety of topics including:

  • Stress and time pressures

  • Pain and physical benefits of meditation

  • Mental effects of meditation

  • Living at a level of elevated function

  • Impermanence

  • Understanding the stages of insight – knowing who you really are

Meditation techniques we cover include:

  • Mindfulness of the breath

  • Fusho – the unborn mind

  • Meditating with a koan (a question or paradoxical statement used to point to the true nature of reality)

  • Healing with the soft-ointment method

  • Cultivating the energy in your belly (“hara”) and legs

  • Energy transformation

Feedback: Grounding and Insight Course

“[benefits:] increased awareness, aliveness, insights, deeper connection in relationships, less reaction to stress, gratitude, deeper appreciation for my life just as it is, inner strength, love…” Susan (June 2015)

“Very helpful, supportive, and integrating. Much better than a university course…” Will (Oct. 2015)

“Life changing. My anxiety has improved and I no longer fear my anxiety…” Clara (Oct. 2015)

“[I was able to] deepen my practice/learned quite a bit about my consciousness and how my mind works. More peace. Great class. I learned so much. I wish that it didn’t have to end.” Keelan (Oct. 2015).

  • More FEEDBACK from our Health and Well-being 8-week course.

Previous Courses

Zen Meditation and Mindfulness for Grounding and Insight (October 6 – November 24, 2016)

Zen Meditation and Mindfulness for Grounding and Insight (September 10 – November 22, 2015)

Zen Meditation and Mindfulness for Grounding and Insight Course (January 21 – March 11, 2014)

Zen Meditation and Mindfulness for Grounding and Insight Course (June 3 – July 22, 2012 in Japan)



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