Recently, we’ve showcased many of our BMCM initiatives that extend our reach to new meditators. To complement that, in this story we’re highlighting two intensive programs for meditators looking to deepen their practice and weave the eight points seamlessly throughout the day.
The Cohort program (for young adults in their 20s and 30s) and the Affiliate program (open to meditators of any age) each run for six months. Both programs offer participants an opportunity to focus their attention on their spiritual practice through a series of video calls, experiments to try at home, and opportunities to come together in person for immersive experiences.
For a week this summer, these two groups of dedicated meditators came together to live in a spiritual household at the BMCM retreat house, meditating, sharing meals, participating in workshops on each of the eight points, and discussing how they could each take their own practice deeper.
It was a wonderful way to celebrate the culmination of four months of dedicated study from the Affiliates during the first half of this year, and a great kick-off for the upcoming months that the Cohorts will spend together online. We’re pleased to share some behind-the-scenes of the experience with you.