Mindfulness is a freely offered meditation training program, designed for those that want to gain proficiency in the basic theory and practice of mindfulness meditation, or noticing what you're sensing in real-time. This program begins with mindfulness of breathing and then gradually expands to include body sensations, emotions, thoughts, and finally the entire field of sensory experience.
The end result of mindfulness practice is a radical shift in identity, where we go from being embedded in and trapped by our stories to being free from stories and to eventually being free to story in new ways.
"I feel as if I am becoming much more mindful and gaining a greater awareness of random thoughts, emotions and behavior loops."
- Mike Romkey, program participant
"This program changed my practice. It brought it to the next level."
- Bonita Engel
Vince Horn is part of a new generation of teachers translating age-old wisdom into 21st century code. A computer engineering dropout turned modern monk, he spent his 20s co-founding the ground-breaking Buddhist Geeks project while doing a full year of silent meditation practice on retreat. Vince began teaching in 2010 and has been authorized in both the pragmatic dharma lineage of Kenneth Folk and by Trudy Goodman Kornfield, whose contemplative training is in the Insight Meditation and Zen traditions. Vince has been called a “power player of the mindfulness movement” by Wired magazine and was honored to be featured in Wired UK’s “Smart List: 50 people who will change the world.” Vince is one of the co-founders of Meditate.io, which is dedicated to offering deep practice opportunities for independent learners. He lives in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina with his partner Emily Horn and their son Zander.
Emily Horn develops programs and support structures for people dedicated to living a whole-hearted life in the modern world. Emily is an authorized meditation teacher by some of the largest meditation centers in the West: Spirit Rock, InsightLA and Insight Meditation Society. She has been called a “power player of the mindfulness movement” by Wired magazine. Emily has worked in various contemplative education environments including Naropa, Sounds True, and Buddhist Geeks and is now the Co-Founder of Meditate.io. For her, the contemplative journey is simply learning to dance with all of this human experience: from transcendence to dirty dishes, evolutionary edges to ancient roots, solitary practice to deepening relationships. She lives in Asheville, NC with her husband Vincent and son Zander.