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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-Week Course


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight week program, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, that assists people who want to learn to use their own internal resources to respond more skillfully to stress, medical and psychological conditions, and promote healthy living. MBSR has been highly researched since its onset in 1979, and research strongly supports its effectiveness in improving difficulties in multiple areas of health and wellness.

Some reasons people come to the group include: job, school or family stress; chronic pain; hypertension; attention deficits; enhancement of quality of life/happiness; mild or situational depression; gastrointestinal disorders; wellness and self-care; cancer; anxiety and panic; anger-management; life transitions.

Intentional, present –moment awareness, developed through mindfulness meditation practices, helps us experience whatever is happening in our life as it unfolds with curiosity, non-judging attention, and compassion for ourselves and others. Engaging with our life in this manner helps us to become more skillful and creative in our responses, while gaining insight into how to free ourselves from habitual patterns of reacting.
This program can be a complement to current medical care, as well as promotion of health and well-being.

Though based originally on Buddhist principles, this class is totally non-denominational and non-sectarian.


Introduction and Orientation: Thursday January 16, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Classes: January 30 - March 20, 2013, Thursdays 7:00 - 9:30 PM

Daylong Silent Retreat: Saturday, March 8,  9:30 AM - 3:30 PM



Stan has been meditating for over 25 years and have been practicing Mindfulness Meditation since 2004, including numerous 7 day silent meditation retreats. He has trained in MBSR with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, as well as with Nancy Brutsche. He teaches both MBSR and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). He is a graduate of  the Meditation Teachers Training Institute (MTTI), with teachers Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Hugh Byrne, and Pat Coffey. He is involved with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW). Stan is also the founder and principal teacher of the Columbia Insight Meditation Group, an open, weekly, Mindfulness Meditation class in Columbia, MD for more than 25 students a week. You can check out this weekly class and my teachings by following this link: Stan has taught physics to high school students for over 30 years and has a Masters degree in Social Work.


Follow the link below to see comments by participants in the most recent class:

Centennial High School, room 406. 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042 (see info about parking below)

Total cost of the 8-week class: $450
Includes four CDs of meditations and handouts.

Some scholarship funds are available. Please contact Stan at [masked] for further information.


In order to reserve a spot in the class, it will be necessary to send a check for at least $225 to

Stan Eisenstein

Centennial High School

4300 Centennial Lane

Ellicott City, MD  21042

Any remaining fees will be collected on the first day of the class.


The workshop location is handicap accessible.

There is no public transportation to the workshop. If you need a ride, contact us at the email address below and I will try to work out ride sharing.


Please contact Stan with any questions at [masked] or call[masked]-8714.

Parking: The easiest place to park is in the lot on the South side of Centennial High School (on the left side of the building if you are facing the building.

To get there, enter the bus loop (on the south side of the building) and make an immediate left onto a drive that passes through a gate. It looks as though this is an illegal turn, but it is not.

Park and following the Columbia Insight Meditation Class signs to room 406.


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