Introduction to Mindfulness: The Essence of a Grounded Heart

Intro to Mindfulness: The Essence of a Grounded heart, is a 4-week journey into the experience and wisdom of mindfulness meditation for those who are beginning their journey with mindfulness and experienced meditators, alike. 

This four-week course is ideal for those just starting their mindfulness journey and for experienced mindfulness practitioner's looking to deepen their practice in community.  Together, we will explore the qualities of the heart through the lens of the mindfulness teachings of self-compassion, forgiveness, Metta (loving-kindness), and generosity. 

In this container, we will practice tuning into the spaciousness of the Heart and renewing our relationship to our own unique inner voice and essence. Our hearts play a vital role in circulating life within our bodies day in and day out and creating connections with the vast world in which we live. Grounding the heart allows us to connect more deeply with ourselves, allowing more space for calm, peace and resilience. 

Each week, we will explore mindfulness through silence, guided meditation, reflections, and accessible forms of mindful movement. We will practice grounding into the present moment and opening our hearts to access vitality, possibility, playfulness, wonder and liberation.  

Week 1 Theme

Mindfulness of the Breath and Body: Being Present in the Mind & Body

Week 2 Theme

 Metta (Lovingkindness): Love and a Awakened Heart

Week 3 Theme

Forgiveness (Of Self and Others): The 3 Domains of Forgiveness

Week 4 Theme

Equanimity & Joy: Creating Peace in the Midst of Change or Difficulty

“It is the tender heart of the warrior that has the power to heal the world.” — Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Each session will include a didactic talk, guided meditation practice, teacher-led Q&A, reflections, and small groups.

Our hope and intention is that each participant will complete the course with a renewed sense of being, equipped to continue their mindfulness practice in their daily lives. 

Please direct any questions/inquiries to




MAY 18TH, 2024 

MAY 25TH, 2024 

JUNE 1ST, 2024

JUNE 8TH, 2024

Participants are encouraged to attend all four classes and complete a short evaluation at the end of the course.





Donation based/Pay What You Can; suggested investment of $15-35 per class.

We believe in making this course accessible to any person who would like to attend regardless of financial constraints. Therefore, we offer this course on a donation basis. While the suggested investment is $15-35 per class, we welcome Dana contributions of any amount. Those who can contribute more, help ensure that the community of meditators continues to flourish. 

Dana refers to the act of giving or donation, emphasizing the virtue of selflessness and generosity.


Shanique, is a well-being proponent, Earth steward, and mindfulness practitioner based in Providence, RI. Through her work, Shanique collaborates with the subtle energies of the Earth with mindful awareness, illuminating the interconnectedness of healing minds and bodies as directly correlated to the healing of planet Earth and greater humanity. Shanique was introduced to mindfulness practice in 2014. 

She is currently a student of Jack Kornfield, Ph.D and Tara Brach, Ph.D, and is offering this course as part of the practicum component of the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program.

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