Unified Mindfulness

Unified Mindfulness (UM) is a comprehensive system bringing together a number of contemplative approaches in a clear framework. Institutions like Harvard Medical School, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Vermont use it as the basis for their research on meditation and its application in the neurosciences, psychology, clinical sciences.

UM is an education program that provides step-by-step instructions on how to build the core mindfulness skills of concentration, sensory clarity and equanimity. Mindfulness techniques help reduce personal suffering and increase fulfillment in one’s life. Based on 50 years of experience  and research, meditation teacher Shinzen Young has created an innovative and comprehensive approach to learning modern meditation techniques.

Dr. Marla Herron has over 20 years of experience using Shinzen Young’s mindfulness techniques. Her 8-week Foundations program differs from other Unified Mindfulness programs in several ways:

  • On-going support and coaching from an experienced mindfulness teacher to optimize your success.
  • In-depth equanimity training along with training on several advanced techniques.
  • Multiple opportunities to practice after the 8-week program is complete.

Objectives of the Foundations program – participants will learn and practice:

  • mindfulness techniques designed to help reduce personal suffering and increase life fulfillment.
  • 3 core mindful awareness skills of concentration, sensory clarity and equanimity.
  • deconstructing sensory experiences using the “See Hear Feel” method.
  • incorporating mindfulness techniques in your daily life, including using “micro hits”.
  • “noting”, “labeling” and “gone” techniques.
  • the 5 positive long-term effects of systematic mindfulness practice.
  • developing and maintaining a personal mindfulness practice.

Upcoming Offerings:

UM Foundations – Monday evenings 6:30 – 8:30 pm Feb 18 & 25, March 4, 11, 18, & 25, April 1 & 8 + Half Day Retreat April 13, 9 am – 1 pm with Marla Herron, EdD

Interested individuals are also invited to attend a free introductory session to learn more about the course. The next one is January 26th at 10 am (register here).

Fees: 

MAM members = $250 (purchase a pass)
Non-Members = $300 (purchase a pass)

Payment in full is required to reserve your spot and there are no refunds after the course deadline. In the unlikely event that the course is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee, but refunds will not be provided for any pre-arranged transportation, accommodations or other miscellaneous expenses.