The Introduction to MBSR, is, at its heart, an “encounter” that embodies the essence of mindfulness. Each and every “meeting” is an opportunity for us to meet ourselves where we are, fully embracing all that we are.
This spirit of hospitality is not separate from the teachings of mindfulness, nor is it a separate way of being in the world. Rather it is the fruit of an enduring mindfulness practice.
As we “put out the welcome mat” to all that is arising in our practice, fueled by our innate wisdom, we begin to see clearly with a heart, every moment of our lives, as is our birthright.
The content of the Introduction to MBSR session offers a brief but comprehensive overview of what you may expect in a full MBSR 8-week class and includes important contextual information: