A MONTH TO SAVOR
10 minutes a day of Poetry & Meditation
An on-demand video series
with Brooke McNamara
“The temple bell stops,
but the sound keeps coming
out of the flowers.”
Each day for a month, enjoy a 10-minute video by Brooke McNamara that includes a poem shared aloud followed by a simple guided meditation. Written forms of the poems will be available directly below each video. Brooke will alternate between sharing her own poems, and favorites from various times, places, and cultures.
By committing just 10 minutes a day to the pleasure of listening to poetry followed by resting in the stillness of meditation, you will be invited into a gentle, but very deep re-set. Pausing briefly each day to simply breathe and feel your whole experience is a great kindness to yourself and all you touch.
Your nervous system will settle over time into optimal functioning. Your mind will be witnessed by your own loving attention, and come to rest in wise timing. Your body will soften unnecessary tension, and your heart will remember itself Home. Day by day, you will come more alive.
Investing in the nourishment of daily small doses of poetry and meditation practice, you might be astonished at what blooms in you and naturally serves others.
Your registration grants you lifetime access to a private video platform with an Introduction video + 30 daily Poetry and Meditation videos, each 10 minutes in length.
Over the course of the month you will receive an initial Welcome email from Brooke with access to your video platform and guidance for how to best approach the material. You will receive follow-up emails on the 10th, 20th, and 3oth days with supportive suggestions for staying on course and completing A Month to Savor.
You will need a quiet, uncluttered space and a meditation cushion or chair for your 10 minutes a day of practice. You may choose to also set up an altar with flowers, candles, incense, and/or objects or imagery that calm and uplift you.
DISCIPLINE AND ROAMING FREE
Once mind is remembered
to be infinite
the difference between discipline
and roaming free
We become empty
enough to be filled
with rich freedom-responsibility
of being and serving
all of it
and just this one
I feel my feet
on this hard wood floor
and breathe you in.
We make and discover
in this moment.
ABOUT YOUR GUIDE
Brooke McNamara, MFA, is a poet, teacher, and ordained Zen monk. She has published two books of poems: Bury the Seed and Feed Your Vow. Brooke has taught at Naropa University in Yoga Studies and CU Boulder in Dance. She lives with her husband and two sons in Boulder, CO.
What students are saying:
“Brooke has a magical charm that sets the tone for a supportive environment. ”
~ Shelly Sharon
"A bedrock of beautiful spirituality."
~ Tamsin Hayes
"Deliciously rich with nourishment and inspiration... such a great level of intention and care."
~ Elizabeth Winheld
"Brooke has an extraordinary ability to deliver full-of-life material in a way that allows it to be digested."
~ Bridget Hanley