Review and Renew at All Day Retreat

All past participants of MBSR classes are invited to join the Fall, 2018 class in the All Day Silent Retreat which is part of the MBSR curriculum. This is a great opportunity review the course and to renew your meditation practice.  Here are the particulars:

What:  All Day Silent Retreat for current and past participants of MBSR training.

Where:  First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave.  Bemidji MN:  Park in the north parking lot and follow the signs to the retreat space.

When:  Saturday November 10, 2018  9:00am to 4:00pm

What to bring:  Comfortable clothing; cushions or mats if you own them; a bag lunch, mindfully prepared for noon eating practice

Provided:  chairs cushions and mats for your comfort; Healthy snacks and water

Although silent, the retreat is guided all day by teacher, Geri Wilimek.

Your RSVP is not required, but helps in planning this retreat! Contact


Plan Now for Winter 2019 MBSR!

2019 Winter MBSR is now scheduled!  There are both morning and evening classes available this winter.  Consider a gift for yourself, a family member or a friend. Registration Materials will be available after November 1, 2018.

CLICK HERE  for more information,   or email the instructor, Geri Wilimek, at

Be here for your life! Fall 2018 MBSR

We humans are surprisingly similar, experiencing a full range of everything from ease to difficulty as we do our best to live our lives.  Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, (MBSR),  is a scientifically supported approach to helping people suffer less and improve functioning in their lives.  The core skills of MBSR are awareness of body, awareness of thinking, and compassion.  All of these skills can be learned, and are taught using a variety of meditation practices, such as body scan, sitting meditation, gentle stretching (yoga), walking meditation, and work with self-acceptance, gratitude, and compassion.  The course dedicates 8 weeks to learn and develop the skills that bring more richness to personal experience,  and to relationships with others.

Morning and Evening MBSR classes will be offered Fall, 2018.  Consider taking the time to clarify your direction and focus in life, and hone your skills at navigating stress.

Click Here for more information.   Click Here to register for a Daytime or Evening Class this Fall!

MBSR Winter 2018 All Day Retreat

All MBSR alumni!  You are invited to renew your meditation practice at the All Day Silent Retreat Saturday, April 28, 2018!  The retreat will be held at Beltrami Electric Cooperative Community Room 4111 Technology Drive, Bemidji MN.

  • The day begins at 9:00 am
  • Come a bit early so you can visit,  eat a bite, and have coffee or tea before we begin.
  • Coffee, tea, and healthy snacks will be available all day
  • Prepare a lunch for yourself which will be eaten over the noon hour, as part of the mindfulness practice.
  • Wear comfortable clothing, and bring layers, to accommodate personal comfort.
  • If you have a favorite cushion, blanket or prop feel free to bring them.
  • Chairs, cushions, mats, and blankets will be available for your practice

The day concludes at 4:00 pm.   Email with questions, and to let me know if you plan to come.

Enough (really is) Enough!

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Good news for all who become just plain exhausted trying to give 110% to our lives:  100% is just fine!  In fact, just by being alive we are already here 100% every moment, every day.  With regular mindfulness meditation, we can discover how to intentionally show up in our lives with a new mix: less suffering and more awareness, compassion and wisdom.  If this sounds good to you great…now comes the hard part.  It takes practice!

MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) is a course that has, for 35 years, been  helping people establish the behaviors and attitudes needed to live a more grounded, realistic and satisfying life by learning a core set of practices that integrate awareness into everyday life.   The course is supported by research, and has benefitted people who suffer with  illness,  and a variety of stressors in the workplace, social sphere and family relationships.   Health care professionals, teachers, criminal justice, political, religious and business leaders have all endorsed MBSR as safe and beneficial.

Read more about MBSR     See the schedule        Pre Register!  (Space is limited)

Summer 2018 MBSR will be focused for Teachers and Educators Tuesday mornings, 9:00-11:30am