A Mindfulness Training for Helping the World
without Burning Out

Enrolling until January 18, 2023

What is the online program?

Healing the Heart of Service is a 10 week, 20+ Hour hybrid live and pre-recorded course designed to help you develop and deepen your mindfulness practice with the support of a community and a teacher with over 20 years of practice experience.

You will have access to hours of videos, guided meditations, a community forum full of resources, and live group meetings.

Weekly One Hour Live Q&A Calls Every Wednesday @ 5:30PST/8:30EST Starting 1/18/2023

Tell me more

Heal from Burnout with Tools for RESILIENCE:

By developing a Resilience Toolbox of mindfulness practices we can heal the divisions inside ourselves and get back to being part of the solution without hitting burnout in the process.

Move From Self-Judgment to SELF-LOVE:

Train to understand how your Inner Judge blocks healthy self-awareness, making self-management impossible. This one shift helps us slow down, let go, and more easily meet our commitments to ourselves and others.

Join a Community of MINDFUL PEOPLE:

Isolation can lead to overwhelm and confusion about what to do next. Learning mindfulness and resilience tools with the support of a community uncovers our blind spots and keeps us from getting stuck along the way. And it’s way more fun!

Establish a Personal Practice that Nourishes YOU:

This course is designed to help you integrate ancient wisdom streams, modern neuroscience, and emotional intelligence techniques into your daily life, supporting you to develop a personal mindfulness practice designed to fill your cup first.

Meet Dave

Dave Kenneally has been practicing mindfulness for over twenty years. A former Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps AND a former Buddhist Monk in the tradition of the Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, he spent six years living in Buddhist Monasteries and Practice Centers. 

Certified as a Teacher of the Search Inside Yourself Program, a course in mindfulness, neuroscience, and emotional intelligence, designed at Google for the corporate setting, Dave has experience teaching business leaders, teachers, yoga instructors, social workers, cancer patients and their families.

As a Certified Mindfulness Instructor for the US Veterans Affairs Department, Dave brings mindfulness to vets, helping them heal and thrive in every aspect of their lives.

Lastly, as an ordained disciple of the late Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Brother Dave believes that all of us can use the tools of mindfulness to live fuller, happier lives right now. He likes to say he spent all those years training in monasteries so you don’t have to.

Course Structure

Every week will cover a different topic, with short videos, journaling prompts, and guided meditation practices adding up to 30-60 min of work each week. Practicing alone, in pairs, and as a community on a weekly call, we will dive beneath the surface of these teachings and integrate them into our real lives.

Live Calls Thursdays 5:30PST/8:30EST

Register for The Program

  • Heal from Burnout with Tools for RESILIENCE
  • Move From Self-Judgment to SELF-LOVE
  • Join a Community of MINDFUL PEOPLE
  • Establish a Personal Practice that Nourishes YOU Changemakers.
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“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free.”
~Thích Nhất Hạnh

Weekly Themes Outline

Week 1 - Orientation: What Mindfulness Practice is and How to Begin

  • Welcome and What is Mindfulness
  • Guided Meditation #1 of 4: Mindfulness of the Body
  • Intro to Mindful Journaling
  • The Second Body System


Week 2 - Listening to Ourselves and Quieting the Noise

  • The Volume Teachings
  •  Mindfulness of the News
  • Integrated and Dedicated Practice


Week 3 - Going Deeper and Seeing the Patterns

  • Self-Awareness → Self-Management → Self-Love
  • True Power is Action + Intention
  • What is Zen?


Week 4 - We Are In This Together

  • Mindfulness of the Feelings
  • Guided Meditation #2 of 4: Mindfulness of the Feelings
  • The Practice of Community
  • Patience 


Week 5 - The Science and Practice of Letting Go

  • Non-Fear and Neuroanatomy
  • Non-Attachment to View
  • Letting Go

Week 6 - LOVE in Mindfulness

  • The Practice of R.A.I.N. (Recognition, Acceptance, Investigation, and Non-Identification)
  • Understanding is LOVE 


Week 7 - Understanding Our Mind

  • Mindfulness of the Thoughts
  • Guided Meditation #3: Mindfulness of the Thoughts 
  • Mindfulness of the Judge


Week 8 - Integrating Mindfulness into Everyday Life

  • Mindfulness of the Camera  
  • Hard Gratitude


Week 9 - Practicing with Other People

  • Difficult Conversations and Deep Listening 
  • Slowing Down and Debunking the Urgency Fallacy
  • Action is the Antidote


Week 10 - Bringing it all Together in Compassion

  • Mindfulness of Everything + Guided Meditation #4
  • Hard Gratitude and Grief
  • Sympathy, Empathy, and Compassion
  • Staying Connected to a Community of Practice

All SkillfulMeans Trainings Include Live and Digital Resources 

 Each of our trainings meet you where you are with your mindfulness practice to help you become a leader in your field and transform your personal relationships.


Included in the program:

  • Video Teachings
    Weekly videos that will walk you through a systematic approach to develop Resilience using mindfulness. Resilience is a teachable skill that has more to do with managing our attitude than our calendar.

  • Live Calls Weekly
    Every week we gather online to share our trials and triumphs in the practice. Ask direct questions and get time saving, clarifying answers. I spent all those years in Monasteries so you don’t have to!

    Live Calls Wednesdays 5:30PST/8:30EST
  • Mindful Journaling
    I have been journaling almost every day for the last ten years. I’m not especially disciplined, I was just taught how to journal in a way that is natural, easy, doesn’t take forever, and is undeniably beneficial. Learn how this one tool can help you understand your mind.

  • Second Body Practice
    We can’t do this work alone. Pair up with a partner and check in on a weekly basis. Even just getting a text that says, “I followed the guided meditation today!” can be a huge support, especially if you’re new to mindfulness.

  • Guided Meditation Recordings
    The course includes 4 different Guided Meditations that were created specifically to train you in the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, a teaching that is thousands of years old, and just as relevant today.

  • Community Platform
    Share your experience of each week’s topic with your classmates, connect with other mindful people, and meet a family of experienced Mindfulness Teachers, all on our integrated platform.


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Frequently Asked Questions

"Absolutely amazing. The genuineness and curiosity and creativity is admirable. His ability to complicated processes and explain and apply them with ease is awesome. All the small different creative ways to do mindfulness is so helpful. He is also very real and makes you feel like you don’t have be an expert to do this!"

- Mindfulness Workshop Participant.

Questions?  Schedule a free 

Insight Call with Dave 

to learn more or join the class. 

Talk with Brother Dave via Zoom for 30 min about where your practice is, where you need support, and how his 10-week workshop: Healing the Heart of Service, can help you. Why guess when you can talk it through with the teacher? 

Together, WE GOT THIS.