Inquiry Workshop Part II July 2022

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Inquiry Workshop Part II. - Thoughts on Thinking -

In this session, we will be looking at the value of capturing the thought layer of an experience; teasing out the thoughts that arise and may increase suffering. Many people come to practice with the deep wish not to have any thoughts, creating frustration and discouragement. This is a misconception we are working with all the time in MBSR. We will explore the way we foster insight into thought and ways to work constructively with thought, rather than suppressing or banishing thought.

“Learn to acknowledge thoughts whenever they arise. Don't try to avoid doing this by keeping your awareness on the body only, or you may miss the nature of how the mind works.”
Sayadaw U Tejaniya

Please join us for this interactive, lively session. If you like, come with a “case study”, and/or think of what aspects you find challenging.


Beth Mulligan, PA-C is the Advisor for the MBSR Teacher Certification Program and a lead teacher trainer for the MBSR Teacher Training Intensive at UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness (UCSD CFM). Beth was an adjunct faculty for the UMASS Center for Mindfulness. She has been teaching MBSR for fifteen years at medical centers, universities and to diverse populations; from the critically ill, to non-profit organizations, the underserved, educators, and corporate leaders. She is also a certified MSC Teacher and teacher trainer. Beth has a background in primary care medicine as a Board Certified Physician Assistant and has practiced medicine for over 25 years. She is a senior Zen student of Roshi Charles Tenshin Fletcher at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center where she has lived in residence, and is the Guiding Dharma teacher at Insight Community of the Desert.


July 9, 2022

9am-11am (PT)

Registration Fee

$55 ($45 early-bird rate available for those who register on or before June 9, 2022)

Cancellation Policy

A refund (minus your $15 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit) will be made for cancellations submitted in writing on or before June 24, 2022, 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. No refunds will be allowed after this date.

In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is responsible only for a full refund of the registration fee.