The Tree of Contemplative Practices

The Tree of Contemplative Practices

A webinar with Maia Duerr
Writer, Consultant, Coach & Creator of the Tree of Practices

Originally broadcast on Friday, March 29, 2019
3 pm – 4 pm ET / 12 pm – 1 pm PT
Free and open to all, with a $10 optional, suggested donation

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Many people sense that a meditation practice is key to the long-term transformation they seek. But if they’ve had difficulty with sitting meditation and think that’s the definition of contemplative practice, they may conclude that they “just can’t do it” — and give up entirely.

The Tree of Contemplative Practices has long been one of CMind’s most popular and requested resources. The Tree is a highly effective visual tool that conveys the diversity of contemplative practices and assists people to find a practice that meets their needs. As one woman said, “It was a revelation to me that meditation wasn’t the only way. Choosing a different branch enabled me to finally find a practice that worked for me.”

In this one-hour interactive webinar with the Tree’s creator, Maia Duerr, you’ll learn about the inspiration and story behind the concept, as well as ways to use it with colleagues, students — even yourself!

You’ll learn how to guide people through a process where they use the Tree to explore:

  • What is a “practice” and how can it change your life?
  • Why are the roots the most important part of this Tree?
  • What are the 7 branches of the Tree, and what kinds of practices are on each branch?
  • What practices resonate with you? How can you begin integrating them into your daily life?

About the Presenter

Maia DuerrA writer, consultant, and coach, Maia Duerr draws on her decades of Zen meditation practice as well as training in anthropology to create powerful tools for integrating mindfulness into the workplace and in clients’ everyday lives. Through her workshops, online programs, coaching, and her book Work That Matters: How to Create a Livelihood That Reflects Your Core Intention, she has supported people around the world to create meaningful work. Maia has an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and was the research director at the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society from 2002 – 2004. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


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