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Rational Mindfulness Group

Tired of the same old New Year's resolution?  Try being more mindful in 2014.

Life can be so stressful—it really helps to learn and practice evidence-based techniques to manage stress and to become more compassionate. Especially for non-believers, it is important to do so in a science-friendly, rational atmosphere.

The Rational Mindfulness Group supports secular people in using scientifically-informed mindfulness and meditation practices to reduce stress, sharpen thinking, calm emotions, and enhance compassion. Our meetings combine various types of meditation, yoga (stretching), readings, and discussions. It’s a great place for both those who want to learn how to meditate and become more mindful, and for those with some experience who want to try out new techniques and meet like-minded folks.

For more information on rational, evidence-based mindfulness, see the webpage of the Humanist Mindfulness Group at the Humanist Community at Harvard.

http://harvardhumanist.org/harvard/humanist-mindfulness-group/

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  • John

    Anyone know a good timer app for android for meditation? the timer I currently use makes my heart jump out of my chest when it goes off... a little counter productive. I mainly want something that will alert me after a set time (count down timer) quietly. Maybe with progressively louder sounds if I don't respond at first.

    December 20, 2013

    • John

      Thanks guys. I'll try the zazen one since is convenient to just use smartphone and see how I like.

      January 5, 2014

    • John

      Ok, I found a solution. I've realized that if I turn sound AND vibrate off on my phone, the Zazen app will still provide an audible alarm, so that will work for me.

      January 18, 2014

  • John

    I tried the zazen app for android. Looks like just what I need. Claims to silence notifications and still have quiet timer. Will see if the silence part works as I use it. That's guys!

    1 · January 5, 2014

    • John

      Might still check out the others. Having a history feature might be nice

      January 5, 2014

    • John

      I got a call while meditating tonight. The zazen app converted it into vibration instead of sound but was supposed to also block the vibration which it did not. So I might try the other app

      January 13, 2014

  • Joy

    I very much enjoy the additional talk simply about the subject of and methods of meditation itself, in addition to the practice periods. I used information from the previous meeting to find a very useful app. The reference list of books and other resources, and your given reasons for highlighting them is helpful!

    January 5, 2014

  • Christina M.

    Enjoyed the group. Learned quite a bit. Looking forward to the next meeting.

    2 · January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    well organized

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meeting with the great leaders! Richard and Gleb were excellent! Thanks for allowing a provocateur in your midst!

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wonder if this event takes the whole span of time to 5:30 PM? In other words, will it make sense to attend if I have to leave at 4:30PM (the latest)? Will it be disruptive for the group and not productive for me? Please let me know. Thanks!

    January 5, 2014

    • Agnes

      The event actually takes place 2:30-4:00. (For some reason the email announcement indicates 5:30, but that must be some kind of glitch.)

      1 · January 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome! Thanks for responding!

      January 5, 2014

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