Jim Dalton, Mindfulness Mentor

Mindfulness Training and Practice

Social Isolation Making you Sad and Lonely?
Reach out and Connect

In the spirit of an abundance of caution concerning COVID-19, we are suspending our meetings for meditation.  It was very hard to decide to keep our doors closed and cancel everything that would normally bring us together with friends, but when I read an article from Richie Davidson, from the Center for Healthy Mind, I knew we need to isolate ourselves.  Here's the point that got my attention:

One thing that strikes me as notable is that we are being asked to practice “social distancing” - to stay home and cancel everything. This is a compelling opportunity to recognize that in addition to minimizing the likelihood of exposure ourselves, social distancing is also an act of generosity and compassion toward others by eliminating our interactions as a possible vector for viral transmission. Let that sink in – the primary motivation for social distancing is to benefit others. 

Here's a link to the rest of the article on social isolation as compassionate action.      https://us14.campaign-archive.com/?e=4f49206721&u=129812392587d22ccb47bf750&id=bb26555783

Deepening Qigong

3rd Saturday
Every Month

Saturday 9:00 PM until 1:00 PM

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Sitting Meditation

QiGong Instruction

Cost: $50

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Portland Insight Meditation Community
6536 SE Duke St.
Portland, OR 97206

Mindfulness Practice

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Monday Eves. 7:00 PM

Reading Group 

A Gradual Awakening

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Meditation Class

Wednesday Evenings

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Tai Chi Instruction

New for 2021

Tai Chi for Better Balance

Family Martial Arts

8618 SW Hall Blvd
Beaverton, Oregon 97008

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On Barnes Road @ Cedar Hills

in Beaverton

Mon / Wed / Fri  9am

24 Step Yang Style

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Embodied Mindfulness Practice

     What does it mean to to be a Mindfulness Coach?  It means sharing the practice of mindful movement and mindful stillness.  It means cultivating a warm inner awareness that enriches all aspects of life.  It means linking meditation practice with mindfulness in daily life.  It means embracing a balanced and harmonic movement practice.  My overall goal is to share what I have learned about embodying physical awareness, calming the emotions, and resting in Awareness.

     The science of mindfulness can be taught.  We can learn to stay present in all our experience with an open heart.  Mindfulness training includes several key points: establishing a regular practice routines, examining our assumptions about the realms of the brain, the body and the mind, learning to bring an insightful point of view into the workings of the mind and the body

     Even more important is sustaining a practice with consistency of intention and rhythm.  A mentor can be a helpful guide in establishing sustained presence and open heartedness.

How do we learn to integrate mind and body?

How do we rest in the body? In the mind?

How do we cultivate a plastic, resilient brain? 

     Some of us have been working with these questions for a long time.  We learn by working together, and we can point the way for others who are drawn in the same directions. As current brain research opens new horizons and new fields of inquiry, the practice of mindfulness can support an integrated approach to all these questions.

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Jim Dalton
9240 SW Wilshire St.
Portland, OR 97225

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Wisdom of the Masters

This is how a human being can change.
There is a worm
addicted to eating grape leaves.

Suddenly, he wakes up,
call it grace, whatever, something
wakes him, and he is no longer a worm.

He is the entire vineyard,
and the orchard too, the fruit, the trunks,
a growing wisdom and joy
that does not need to devour.

“When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.

When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.” 

“Shape clay into a vessel;
It is the space within that makes it useful.

Cut doors and windows for a room;
It is the holes which make it useful.

Therefore benefit comes from what is there;
Usefulness from what is not there.” 

Lao Tzu