The Essence of Mindful Inquiry Training Intensive for Facilitators

Non Residential Retreat Weekend

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” – Mark Van Doren

Mindful inquiry is the process of bringing compassionate present-moment investigation to our inner experience. Awareness practice helps us to discover and uncover obstacles and limiting beliefs to living as fully and joyfully as we are here to live. Mindful inquiry offers a simple and profound pathway to assist ourselves and others in becoming more present and compassionate. As facilitators, Mindful inquiry is a vital tool for helping people to go beyond the limitations of the conditioned mind. Mindful inquiry is also a transformative skill to have in everyday life, to engage with the field of human relationships with clear seeing, and to see oneself more clearly.

In this training you will learn and deepen in skills for inquiry. These include: Deep Listening, Clear Seeing, The Art of the Question, Transparency, Offering Skillful Feedback, and Compassionate Action. You may use these skills for working with people one on one, in groups, and for personal investigation. Mindful inquiry is held in the spirit of learning how to be of service rather than trying to be helpful, fix, or change people. It is a gateway to intimacy, clarity, and deeper understanding and peace.

If you have experienced my work and you are inspired by how I facilitate people through the transformation of compassionate awareness, this training will offer you the needed skills  and quality of presence. This training is intense and will take your practice and what you offer to a whole new depth.

This training is appropriate for people who are already facilitators of mindfulness and meditation, for therapists, for anyone who has a meditation practice and wants to go much deeper, as well as people who work closely with others and want to become better listeners and facilitators of groups.  This work will meet you where you are and invite into greater embodiment of compassionate presence. While my training in Mindful Inquiry came through Zen Buddhism, I teach it to Buddhists and non-Buddhists who want to operate more mindfully.

To apply: Please submit a detailed personal statement of intention and experience, as well as your connection to Eden’s teaching, to admin [at], as well as your payment for the weekend. Once your personal statement has been reviewed, you will receive formal confirmation.

Dates: Saturday January 12th 11am-5pm & Sunday January 13th 11am-5pm

Location: La Maida, Los Angeles, CA

Cost: This course is on a sliding scale and you have three payment options available $350, $375, and $400.

Scholarships are available. Please email for details. 

Facilitators’ Retreat