A Day of Mindfulness: Ancient Teachings for Modern Times

A Daylong retreat/Workshop exploring the Buddhist teachings that inform and underlie The Modern Mindfulness curricula such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

A Day of Mindfulness: Ancient Teachings for Modern Times

January 20th 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Led by Beth Mulligan

$45.00 individual
1111 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
United States
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A day of practice and teaching based on Beth’s new book- The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness


For Stephen Pickard, email stephen@desertinsight.org or call 888-280-6777

Meditation and mindfulness are everywhere: in hospitals, clinics, and schools; in major medical, psychological, and scientific journals; on TV; and in popular publications—even on the cover of Time magazine. And thankfully so—since Jon Kabat-Zinn developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a treatment blending meditation and yoga, it has been proven effective in treating conditions like chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and depression for sufferers around the world. Lesser known, however, are the deep philosophical roots of MBSR known as the Buddhist dharma, translated as “the teachings of the Buddha.” Although they form the very foundation underlying MBSR and other mindfulness-based interventions, they often remain hidden within modern mindfulness practices. Why are these 2500 year old teachings still with us and so effective and relevant to this very day?

This Day of Mindfulness will allow participants to answer this question  for themselves through the experience of the essential MBSR practices and teachings on the links to their ancient origins. The day will be informed by Beth Mulligan’s forthcoming book;

The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness

New Harbinger Publications, January 2, 2018



Beth Mulligan

Beth Mulligan

Beth Mulligan, PA-C is a certified MBSR teacher, teacher trainer, and adjunct faculty through the UMASS Center for Mindfulness. She has been teaching MBSR for over a decade to diverse populations; from the critically ill, to non-profit organizations, the underserved, educators, and corporate leaders. She currently teaches at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UCI and Insight LA. Beth teaches the 10-week and nine-day practicum for teachers in training nationally and internationally. Beth is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and teacher trainer and does international training for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

Beth has a background in primary care medicine as a Board Certified Physician Assistant having graduated Magna cum Laude from Duke University and has practiced medicine for over thirty years. She is a long time student of Charles Tenshin Fletcher, Roshi at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center where she has lived in residence. Beth is the Guiding Dharma teacher at Insight Community of the Desert and is a certified yoga instructor.

Beth is the Author of The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness, New Harbinger Publications