In effortless mindfulness, we let go in order to open to an awareness that is naturally awake. Effortless mindfulness is founded upon the promise that the awakeness we are seeking is already here within us. Awakening is here now. 

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Getting Started

    • What is Effortless Mindfulness?

  • 2

    Oct 13, 2021

    • Join Zoom Meeting

    • Poem: A Blessing for Presence

  • 3

    Oct 6, 2021

    • Poem: Disrobing in Time

  • 4

    Sept 29, 2021

    • Poem: Forget About Enlightenment

  • 5

    Sept 22, 2021

    • Poem: The Way It Is

  • 6

    Sept 15, 2021

    • Poem: Being a Person

  • 7

    Sept 7, 2021

    • Poem: The Art of Disappearing

  • 8

    Sept 1, 2021

    • Poem: Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

  • 9

    Aug 25, 2021

    • Poem: Praying

  • 10

    Aug 18, 2021

    • Poem: Holding It All Together

  • 11

    Aug 11, 2021

    • Poem: Being a Feather

  • 12

    Aug 4, 2021

    • Poem: Shoulders

  • 13

    July 28, 2021

    • Poem: Eagle Poem

  • 14

    July 21, 2021

    • Poem: Trust in these wild and still unknowns...

  • 15

    July 13, 2021

    • Poem: The Voice

  • 16

    July 7, 2021

    • Poem: The First Book

  • 17

    June 30, 2021

    • Reading: How Good to Center Down!

  • 18

    June 23, 2021

    • Reading: Live the Questions

  • 19

    June 16, 2021

    • Poem: Introduction to Poetry

  • 20

    June 9, 2021

    • Poem: The Hope of Loving

  • 21

    June 2, 2021

    • Poem: Kindness

  • 22

    May 26, 2021

    • Poem: Guest House

    • Glimpse: Welcome

  • 23

    May 19, 2021

    • Poem: Buddha in Glory

    • Glimpse: Fly on the Wall

  • 24

    May 12, 2021

    • Poem: This Poem Should be a Circle

    • Glimpse: Loving-Kindness Here Now

  • 25

    May 5, 2021

    • Poem: Creature to Creature

    • Glimpse: Loving Awareness, the Observer

  • 26

    April 28, 2021

    • Poem: Gate A-4

    • Glimpse: Being Slow

  • 27

    April 21, 2021

    • Poem: Zazen on Ching-t’ing Mountain

    • Glimpse: Reconnecting with True Self

  • 28

    April 14, 2021

    • Poem: People of the Heart by Jami

    • Glimpse: Zooming Out and Into the Heart

  • 29

    April 7, 2021

    • Poem: Spring by Rumi

    • Glimpse: I’ve Got You

  • 30

    Mar 31, 2021

    • Poem: The Facts of Life

    • Glimpse: Love in Body and Heart

  • 31

    Mar 24, 2021

    • Poem: Love Dogs

  • 32

    Mar 17, 2021

    • Poem: Aware

    • Glimpse: Awareness of Awareness

  • 33

    Mar 10, 2021

    • Reading: For One Who Is Exhausted, a Blessing

    • Glimpse: Breathing into Your Deep Heart

  • 34

    Mar 3, 2021

    • Poem: Coming Home to My Center

    • Glimpse: Breathing, Grounding, Centering

  • 35

    Feb 24, 2021

    • Poem: The Sun

    • Glimpse: Sunbathing

  • 36

    Feb 3, 2021

    • Poem: the lesson of the falling leaves

    • Glimpse: Letting Go, Letting Be

  • 37

    Jan 27, 2021

    • Poem: Field Guide

    • Glimpse: Mandorla Meditation

  • 38

    Jan 20, 2021

    • Poem: The Journey

    • Glimpse: Arriving

  • 39

    Jan 13, 2021

    • Poem: The Best Poem Ever

    • Glimpse: Being Playful

  • 40

    Jan 6, 2021

    • Reading: For Nothing is Fixed

    • Glimpse: Meditation for Healing

  • 41

    Dec 30, 2020

    • Poem: What Holds Us

    • Glimpse: Ocean of Awareness

  • 42

    Dec 16, 2020

    • Poem: This Is The Time To Be Slow

    • Glimpse: Being Slow

  • 43

    Dec 9, 2020

    • Reading: I and Thou

    • Glimpse: The Name of Love

  • 44

    Dec 2, 2020

    • Poem: Invitation

    • Glimpse: Being Invited

  • 45

    Nov 18, 2020

    • Poem: When Someone Deeply Listens to You

    • Glimpse: Being Seen

  • 46

    Nov 11, 2020

    • Poem: When I Am Among the Trees

    • Glimpse: Loving Awareness

  • 47

    Nov 4, 2020

    • Poem: At the Window

    • Glimpse: Breathing into the Deep Heart

  • 48

    Oct 28, 2020

    • Story: Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?

    • Glimpse: Dissolving into Unknowing

  • 49

    Oct 21, 2020

    • Poem: With That Moon Language

    • Glimpse: Being Held

  • 50

    Oct 14, 2020

    • Poem: A Walk

    • Glimpse: Be Here Now

  • 51

    Oct 7, 2020

    • Poem: Story Water

    • Glimpse: Light of Presence

  • 52

    Sept 30, 2020

    • Reading: Beauty, The Invisible Embrace

    • Glimpse: Beauty

  • 53

    Sept 23, 2020

    • Poem: The Time Before Death by Kabir

    • Glimpse: Spiritual Heart / Guest

  • 54

    Sept 16, 2020

    • Poem: From The Book of Hours, Book 2, Poem 12 by Rainer Maria Rilke

    • Glimpse: No Problem

  • 55

    Sept 9, 2020

    • Poem: Small Kindnesses by Danusha Laméris

    • Glimpse: Healing Heart

  • 56

    Sept 2, 2020

    • Poem: Leisure by W. H. Davies

    • Glimpse: Harmony

Facilitator

Will Boesl

Mandorla Faculty

Will Boesl, M.A, is a Spiritual Director, Certified Enneagram instructor, and program facilitator who specializes in the use of the arts for spiritual growth. He is passionate about the connection between spirituality and creativity. Will currently serves as Formation Facilitator with Mandorla and manages programming at the Seton Cove Spirituality Center in Austin, Texas. Will is a born-and-raised Texan with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Texas A&M and a Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation from Seminary of the Southwest. Outside of work, Will enjoys writing music, swimming, traveling, cooking delicious vegan meals, and relaxing by water with a couple of books and a pen and paper.