Idaho Gives Day – May 7th, 2015

Please join us for a day of giving this Thursday, May 7th – Idaho Gives Day to support Flourish Foundation and our mission of Cultivating Healthy Habits of Mind.

Flourish Foundation is dedicated to promoting contemplative-based practices for the purpose of achieving mental balance and universal compassion. The heart of our work focuses on the human potential to be morally and ethically responsible world citizens.

What is Idaho Gives Day? It is a 24-hour period of statewide giving that will make a difference for Flourish Foundation and for many non-profits throughout the state. You can make a gift in advance right now.

Your online tax-deductible donation, has the potential to be multiplied many times over thanks to generous contest prizes and matching awards that will be given throughout the day. Even $10 can make a difference!

Here’s what you can do to help:
Visit our Idaho Gives donation page at:
Like us on Facebook:
Spread the word. Forward this to family and friends and explain to them why you support Flourish Foundation and why they should join you.
Thank you for being part of the change we’d like to see in the world!


Compassionate Leaders – Engaging in the World

MBSAT for Professionals Working with Adolescents

Flourish Foundation presents:
Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Curriculum Training for Professionals Working with Adolescents


Upcoming – Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) Course

Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) is a secular and evidence based educational program developed by Dr. Paul Ekman, a world leader in the science of emotion, and Dr. Alan Wallace, an eminent Buddhist scholar and contemplative. The aim of CEB is to introduce people to the well-being and fulfillment that can arise from the cultivation of emotional skills and mind training techniques. The program integrates psychological and contemplative theories and practices for achieving exceptional mental balance; its key features include the arousal of meaningful aspirations, the building of attention skills and mindfulness, and the development of emotional awareness, resilience, and regulation.

FACILITATOR: Ryan Redman, MA in Contemplative Education and Executive Director of Flourish Foundation, will conduct the CEB course. Ryan completed an intensive CEB teacher training in Tonali Mexico in 2013.

DATES: The 42 hour CEB course will run over six Saturdays, 9:00am-5:00pm (April 4, 11, 18, 25 & May 2, 9). All the teaching sessions will involve short talks, experiential exercises, group discussions and meditation practice. There is an expectation that participants will engage in various home exploration tasks between teaching sessions. These tasks will include different forms of meditation, emotion recognition tasks and journaling.

COST: $90 per person. Early bird registration until March 15. $90 Y Member discount.
$120 after March 15. Scholarships available upon request. Payment is requested by April 1.

VENUE: Light on the Mountains Center for Spiritual Living, 12446 State Highway 75, Ketchum, ID 83340

For registration and questions:
Please contact Ryan Redman at: or 208.450.9309

4th Annual Indian Dinner

On January 31st, Flourish celebrated the Compassionate Leaders at the 4th Annual Indian Dinner. The evening was a huge success!  A warm thank you to R.L. Rowsey, the B-Tones and Enchante for their amazing musical performance. The Compassionate Leaders are truly making a difference within the Wood River Valley through their contemplative practices and local service work. Everyone at Flourish would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the many volunteers who helped make this event so special.

Community Service Updates

Check out the following page for community service updates from the Compassionate Leaders.