The Ethical Underpinnings Of A Meditation Practice


January 13, 2020
06:30 PM until 08:30 PM


Mindfulness meditation as a secular practice is enjoying its moment in the sun. Given the clamor for more mindfulness as a performance improvement tool, it behooves us to remember and emphasize the ethical foundation of this practice. Without the acknowledgement and cultivation of the values that connect and illuminate our collective human condition, meditation devoid of ethics, is but a dry desert. Through sharing personal stories and experiences, and some actual practice time, we will explore the full richness of mindfulness meditation together.

At the end of this event, participants will be able to:

1. Hold and cultivate personal and global values through mindfulness practice.

2. Use inquiry as a tool in meditation practice.

3. Increase community orientation through experiences of interconnectedness.

Zeenat Potia teaches mindfulness at Decibel Therapeutics, Cambridge Health Alliance's the Center for Homicide Bereavement, and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center where she served on the Board of Directors from 2012-2019. She is also an instructor for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's Mind the Moment program, and eMindful.

Her teaching stems from an aspiration to create a more inclusive and sustainable world for all who live in it. Zeenat has over 15 years of combined meditation and yoga training, including extensive silent retreat experience at the Insight Meditation Society, a 200-hour yoga certification through YogaWorks, and training through Mindful Schools. She integrates a business career of over 20 years in strategic communications in the higher education, non-profit, and publishing sectors at Harvard Business School, Oxfam America, and the Times of India into her corporate offerings. 

Continuing Education (CE) credits available for psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and nurses.


Suggested donation for general attendance is $15. CE credits available for $30.


View map CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion
1035 Cambridge Street
Suite 21A
Cambridge, MA

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