Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Schedules

All schedules are subject to change - please check here for the most current schedules before registering for a class. MBSR classes are relatively small compared to other Duke IM offerings so early registration is highly encouraged. Please also be aware that classes must meet a minimum number of participants- if the minimum is not met, a class will be cancelled. Notification of cancellation will occur several business days in advance of the orientation session, and all registered participants will be issued a full refund.

Foundation schedules (on-site classes)

Winter 2015 | Day of Mindfulness for all classes:  TBD

Registration opens: 11/11/14
Early Registration Discount Expires: 1/2/15
Registration Closes:  1/7/15

Last Day to Cancel: 1/23/15

Tuesdays
Orientation: January 13, 2:30-4:30 pm
January 20-March 10, 2:30-5 pm
Instructor:  Jeff Brantley
Location:  Duke Integrative Medicine (Durham)

Tuesdays
Orientation: January 13, 6:30-8:30 pm
January 20-March 10, 6:30-9 pm
Instructor:  Maya McNeilly
Location:  St.Paul's Episcopal Church (Cary)

Wednesdays
Orientation:  January 14, 6:30-8:30 pm
January 21-March 11, 6:30-9 pm
Instructor:  Riitta H Rutanen Whaley
Location:  Duke Integrative Medicine (Durham)

Thursdays
Orientation:  January 15, 2:30-4:30 pm
January 22-March 12, 2:30-5 pm
Instructor:  Phyllis Hicks
Location:  Duke Integrative Medicine (Durham)

Distance Learning schedules

Winter 2015 | Day of Mindfulness for all classes:  TBD

Registration opens: 11/11/14
Early Registration Discount Expires: 1/2/15
Registration Closes:  1/7/15

Last Day to Cancel: 1/23/15

Foundation

Tuesdays
January 20-March 10, 7-8:30 EST
Instructor:  Julie Kosey
teleconference

Graduate Program schedules

Winter 2015 | Day of Mindfulness for all classes:  TBD

Registration opens: 11/11/14
Early Registration Discount Expires: 1/2/15
Registration Closes:  1/7/15

Last Day to Cancel: 1/23/15


Letting Life Touch You

Mondays
Orientation:  January 12, 6:30-8:30 pm
January 26-March 17, 6:30-9 pm
NOTE:  No class meeting 1/19 for MLK holiday) 
Instructor:  Ron Vereen
Location:  Duke Integrative Medicine (Durham)

To be fully awake in this life does not mean always feeling good but rather seeing things as they really are so as to discover the wisdom of what is needed. This is especially important during challenging times when the tendency may be to withdraw and turn away, resulting in despair or derision. And yet something calls us back, reminding us of another way, to tend to and befriend experience rather than fight or flee. We then discover that opening up to the moment rather than turning away becomes an expression of our courage. Holding the experience with a loving heart becomes an expression of our compassion. Responding with what is skillful becomes an expression of our wisdom. All of these are expressions of the awakened heart, and one leads into the other, and then folds back onto itself.

This graduate course is intended to facilitate this opening, holding, and responding to life so as to have greater access to the awakened heart. Rather than following a structured course of study, we will allow our investigation to unfold more organically using a continual mindful inquiry into our lives as events present themselves to us, moment by moment, day by day, week by week. Our class time will be a crucible within which to use mindfulness to be more intimate with our lives. Rather than trying to escape from life, we will see if we can let life touch us, to let it bump up against us and awaken us, to enliven us and transform us so that we may open to the mystery of it all and into this vast, spacious awareness beyond our limited views. It is here where we embody courage, compassion, and wisdom. As the eighth century sage, Shantideva, has said, “Our job is not to change life, but rather to let life change us.” Come and let yourself be changed!

Continuation Class schedules

  • Experience Mindfulness
    Join us for a weekly "taste" of mindfulness. Topics vary.  This class is open to the public.

    Registration: There is no need to pre-register.
    Fee: $15 payable at reception desk.
    Location: Duke Integrative Medicine, 3475 Erwin Road
    Time: 12 - 1 pm

    Every Wednesday.
  • Saturday Drop-In
    Saturday Drop-In Classes are once-a-month sessions except for months with the Day of Mindfulness. Topics vary. This class open to the public.

    Registration:  There is no need to pre-register
    Fee:  $15 payable at reception desk.
    Location:  Duke Integrative Medicine, 3475 Erwin Road
    Time:  9 - 10:30 am
  • First Saturday of each month.

  • Day of Mindfulness
    One full-day session of intense mindfulness practice taking place once during each program cycle (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall). Please bring a bag lunch.  This class is for currently enrolled students and MBSR alumni only.

    Registration:  Pre-registeration is required.  Students enrolled in a MBSR course in-progress do not need to register for this event separately (the DoM event is a part of the MBSR curriculum, and the cost is included in the MBSR registration fee).

    To register call 919-660-6826 or 866-313-0959 (toll-free)

    Fee:  $30 | $25 if registered by that cycle's early registration deadline
    Donations are also welcome; all donations go to our scholarship fund.

    Location:  St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 82 Kimberly Drive, Durham, NC 2770 or
             St.Paul's Episcopal Church, 221 Union Street, Cary, NC 27511

    Time: 9 am - 4 pm

    Get directions to the Day of Mindfulness
     
  • Fall 2014 | Saturday October 25, 2014 @ St.Paul's in Cary
    Early Registration Discount Expires: 8/22/14
    Registration Closes:  10/23/14
     
  • Winter 2015 | TBD
    Early Registration Discount Expires:  1/2/15
    Registration Closes:  TBD