Courses & Workshops

Looking for mindfulness instruction? We have a course to suit your needs:

Mindfulness Meditation Group in Raleigh

Need help learning how to meditate? Learn the basics of mindfulness meditation, and how to get the most from your practice at our new meditation meeting every Tuesday evening.

Author and meditation teacher, Charles A. Francis, will cover the basic principles and techniques of meditation through “The 12 Steps of the Mindfulness Meditation Practice.”

There will be instruction, discussion, and meditation. You will learn how to:

  • Overcome stress and depression
  • Improve your relationships with loved ones
  • Heal and transform the wounds from your past
  • Enhance your spiritual development
  • Realize true inner peace and happiness

It is ideal for both beginners and experienced meditators.

When: Tuesdays 7:00 to 8:30pm

Where:
Ridge Road Baptist Church
2011 Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
(music room)

Cost: Free

No need to register. Just show up.

Directions

There are two churches right next to each other. Ridge Road Baptist Church is one block north of Lake Boone Trail. The music room is located on the northern most part of the facilities, to the right of the sanctuary.

No meditation experience necessary. There is no need to register. All you have to do is show up. Everyone is welcome, so invite your friends and family. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

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“Mindfulness for Busy People” Online Course

You can now learn the practice of mindfulness from wherever you are; the leisure of your own home, or even on the go. The “Mindfulness for Busy People” online course is designed specifically for beginners with busy lifestyles who don’t have a lot of time to sit in meditation for long periods.

Mindfulness teacher and author, Charles A. Francis, will show you how to incorporate the mindfulness practice into your busy life, so that it doesn’t take up a lot of your valuable time. You’ll learn how to use the mindfulness practice to:

  • Overcome stress and anxiety
  • Improve your relationships
  • Heal the wounds from your past
  • Calm your racing mind
  • Improve your physical and mental health
  • Improve your mental abilities
  • Realize true inner peace and happiness

For a free preview, click here.

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“Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners” 1-Day Workshop

(Saturday, January 26, 2019)

Need help dealing with stress and anxiety, and have little or no meditation experience? Then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, you’ll get the hands-on experience you need for a solid foundation of the mindfulness practice, and how to apply it to everyday life.

Author and meditation teacher, Charles A. Francis, will lead you in discussions, exercises, and meditation. You will learn the basics of the mindfulness meditation practice, and gain the tools you need for staying engaged and motivated.You’ll learn how to:

  • Calm a racing mind
  • Overcome stress & anxiety
  • Improve your health
  • Improve your relationships
  • Realize true happiness and inner peace

We will cover topics such as the nature of suffering, the sources of mental agitation, and establishing an effective meditation routine. Through this workshop, you’ll find out just how quickly and easily you can calm your mind, and ease stress through mindfulness meditation.

Workshop Details

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019, 10 am to 4:30 pm

Where:

Ridge Road Baptist Church
2011 Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
(Fellowship Hall)

Cost: $45 per person. Tuition includes lunch and any supplies needed.

“I learned more than I expected in a very relaxed, casual atmosphere. This day was well worth the money and time invested. Thank you again.” ~ Marian C.

If you would prefer to register by mail, download the Workshop Registration Form. Complete the form and mail in with your payment. Instructions are included on the form.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us, or call us at (919) 803-3517.

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Corporate Mindfulness Workshops

Author and meditation teacher Charles Francis regularly conducts mindfulness meditation workshops for various organizations to help their management and staff cope with stress more effectively, so they can lower healthcare costs and increase productivity. The workshops vary in length and topics covered, according to the client’s needs. They can be as simple as a 1-hour introduction to the practice, or a 2-day full immersion seminar.

”Not only did we learn a great deal about both the personal and workplace benefits of meditation, but the actual meditation portion allowed us to relax and be in the moment in a way that cleared our minds for the rest of the workday and beyond.” Jackie Peluso Drumm, Sageworks

Charles also conducts stress reduction sessions on an ongoing basis, such as weekly or biweekly. These sessions consist of various stress-relief exercises in conjunction with deep relaxation meditation. They are extremely effective at helping staff members relax quickly, and keep stress under control.

If you are interested in a workshop for your organization, feel free to contact him to discuss your needs. You can reach him at (919) 803-3517, or through the online contact form.

“I saw a positive difference in my focus and energy levels immediately after the session. I spoke to several employees afterwards, who also saw immediate benefits from participating.” ~ Kenya Oduor, Ph.D, LexixNexis

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