Embodying Mindfulness by Rakhee Sharma

Work as a means of deep fulfillment and nourishment

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About this Class              

"The work we do is an expression of our entire being. Our work can be a wonderful means for us to express our deepest aspirations, and can be a source of great nourishment, peace, joy, transformation, and healing. Conversely, the work we do and the way we do it can also cause a lot of suffering.

What we do with our lives and whether we are mindful or not determines how much joy and peace we create. If we bring our awareness to every moment, if we practice mindfulness in everything we do, our work can help us realize our ideal of living in harmony with others and of cultivating understanding and compassion.”  - Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Master

This course is based on 3X3 pedagogy to bring the head, heart, and hand congruent. It has 3 domains of self-awareness, connecting with others and reciprocity with systems. There will be 3 levels of learning - received knowledge, critical insights, and embodied understanding.

The course will have various large and small group engagements. The participants will engage in mindful dialogues, reflective and contemplative practices, and accountability partner system.

 

Why should I attend?

By attending this workshop, you will learn the practice of mindfulness and begin to realize its rewards; you will become more fully aware and awake; you will find balance and harmony at work and at home; and you will develop a more positive attitude to support you through difficult and stressful situations.

 

What will I learn?

  • Understanding of mindfulness and how to use it to our benefit
  • Neuroscience and mindfulness
  • Understanding the nature of our mind and training it to bring sense of deep fulfillment in what we do
  • Managing mental and emotional hygiene to be emotionally intelligent to be a great leader
  • Internal awareness and awareness of the surroundings to handle meetings and teams
  • Deeper understanding of systems thinking
  • Gratitude and compassion to lead a happy workspace
  • Deep relaxation during a busy day
  • Mindful breathing, walking, and learning various mindful ways to have a balanced day
  • Attitudes of mindfulness that help in building positive attitude to deal with difficult people and events at work
  • Managing difficult conversations
  • Enhanced focus for better work performance
  • Understanding the impact of distractions and stress on our body and mind
  • Significance of interconnectedness to build positive culture in the workplace

 

Format and Schedule

8 sessions each 2 hours (Total 16 Hours)

A description of each session is shared below:

Session 1

  • What is mindfulness? – Awareness of Here and Now
  • How are we being unmindful and its impact
  • Neuroscience and mindfulness
  • A mindful bell
  • Introduction to mindfulness of senses
  • Attitude of mindfulness – Beginner’s Mind
  • Gatha and practice song for the session
  • Circle sharing

Session 2

  • Introduction to mindful breathing
  • Introduction to breathing room
  • Island of self
  • Journey through the day
  • Attitude of mindfulness – Non-Judging
  • Gatha and practice song for the session
  • Circle sharing

Session 3

  • Open awareness meditation
  • Understanding nature of mind
  • Deep relaxation
  • Setting your intention and good start of the day process
  • Attitude of mindfulness – Non-Striving
  • Gatha and practice song for the session
  • Circle sharing

Session 4

  • Guided meditation on resting in a moment of nurturance
  • Emotional hygiene – handling difficult emotions like anger and sadness
  • Differentiation between enabling and destructive emotions
  • Mindful walking
  • Evolutionary psychology and destructive emotions
  • Peace treaty and practicing it
  • Attitude of mindfulness – Acceptance
  • Gatha and practice song for the session
  • Circle sharing

Session 5

  • Calm-ease meditation
  • Mindful movements
  • Mindful communication
  • Mindful meetings
  • Attitude of mindfulness – Letting Go
  • Gatha and practice song for the session
  • Circle sharing

Session 6

  • Gratitude practice
  • Common humanity and interdependence
  • Systems thinking
  • Mindful eating
  • Attitude of mindfulness – Gratitude
  • Gatha and practice song for the session
  • Circle sharing

Session 7

  • Mindfulness of thoughts
  • 3 powers
  • 4 business models
  • 3 methods for nourishing happiness
  • Right livelihood
  • Attitude of mindfulness – Patience
  • Gatha and practice song for the session
  • Circle sharing

Session 8

  • Loving kindness meditation
  • Spiritual dimension of work
  • Co-responsibility
  • Collective awakening of the organization and building a community
  • Attitude of mindfulness – Trust and Generosity
  • Gatha and practice song for the session
  • Circle sharing

Your teacher

Rakhee Sharma

Rakhee Sharma believes in the ancient Indian philosophy of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbhakam” which means – “The world is one family” and her intention is “Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu” which translates to – “May all beings be happy, may all my words, thoughts and actions contribute in some way in the happiness of all beings.” She is passionate about bringing satisfaction and joy into people’s lives by coaching and facilitating them to explore and utilize the huge reservoir of untapped potential that each one of us possesses. Her work is defined as a catalyst for the 'human well-being and flourishing.'

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