About the Facilitator

Julie Chai began her meditation practice in 1971, when she was eighteen and took up mindfulness meditation in 1994, at the age of forty-one. She teaches and facilitates mindfulness meditation, stress reduction, communication dynamics and Inner Listening therapy. She is a wedding officiant and uses her mindfulness skills in premarital and couples counseling. 

Julie offers workshops and seminars in Inner Listening, Stress Reduction, Transforming Anger and Mindfulness Meditation.

Why Meditate?

In our busy, distracted and stress filled world, a quiet mind is thought to be a luxury few of us have but most of us desperately need.

Most of us are in a constant state of fight or flight, reacting to unconscious feelings, making judgments and ascribing blame.

Meditation teaches self awareness, patience and compassion.

It moves us beyond “going on automatic” to being truly present and able to find the blessing in each unfolding moment.

Meditation for Everyone

is a  workshop devoted to teaching basic meditation skills, identifying common problems, and relating meditation practice to everyday life.

In this seminar we will learn

  • Basic Meditation Techniques
  • Self-awareness tools
  • How to Notice and allow feelings we may have avoided
  • The power of judgments, aversion and attachments
  • Non-judgment & compassion
  • Ways our minds are distracted
  • How to be with distraction
  • Common problems arising in a meditation practice
  • How meditation applies to everyday living
  • What it feels like to be more centered and peaceful

“Meditation is the process by which we go about deepening our attention and awareness, refining them, and putting them into greater practical use in our lives.”

“Our lives unfold only in moments. If we are not fully present for many of those moments, we may not only miss what is most valuable in our lives but also fail to realize the richness and the depth of our possibilities for growth and transformation.”

“A diminished awareness of the present moment inevitably creates other problems for us as well through our unconscious and automatic actions and behaviors, often driven by deep seated fears and insecurities.”

Jon Kabatt-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are

Contact Julie