Mindful Matters: Cultivating Presence in a Chaotic World

Mindful Matters: Cultivating Presence in a Chaotic World

Dates: Saturday, April 17, 2021
9:30 am - 5:00 pm ET
Available by: Join by Videoconference or Watch Online Recordings (learn more about videoconference)
Price: General Public: $ 100.00 | One Spirit Graduates: $ 90.00
One Spirit Elective Credit: 1.0


In a world where our access to information and others is constant, it is easy to move through life on automatic pilot, forgetting that our authentic, embodied presence can be a lifeline of peace and healing for ourselves and others. When we are hurried, stressed, overworked, and overscheduled, we lose touch with our natural compassion.

Across this day of retreat and renewal, we will

  • Unpack the seven essential attitudes of mindfulness practice, common obstacles to practice and how to work with them, and the power of self-care
  • Use mindfulness practices to learn how to slow down and reconnect to our deepest values and desire to be of service
  • Explore ways to be fully present to our life experiences and train our attention so we can bring the gift of our embodied presence of peace and compassion to a world in need

    This class is appropriate for anyone, regardless of previous experience with mindfulness practice.


    Eileen Fisher

    Rev. Eileen Fisher

    Rev. Eileen Fisher, co-director of One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, has been teaching in New Jersey public schools for more than 20 years. She holds a Master of Education degree and has experience developing educational programs for young children, families, and adult learners. Eileen was ordained by One Spirit in 2010 and has supported One Spirit as a classroom assistant and coordinator of the mentoring ministry program. She has served through her local hospice and a women’s prison in New Jersey. A Sufi dervish in the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Order, Eileen strives to walk the path of remembrance and expresses her ministry by supporting the spiritual growth of others through officiating life-cycle ceremonies and spiritual counseling. She believes we are all connected and called to demonstrate the transformative power of love through expression of our own divine wisdom in ways that will bless and heal the world.


    If you have questions about registering for this course, please contact One Spirit Learning Alliance by email to info@1spirit.org or call 212-931-6840.