3)be present - that is, pay attention non-judgmentally to the present moment…here…now…allowing everything to be exactly as it is. (There's more information about mindfulness in the "Pages" section of this site.)
This group is for both experienced and beginner meditators who would like to practice mindfulness meditation in a group once a week. The format is 30 minutes of SILENT mindfulness followed by 30 minutes of Q&A and discussion, while green tea is served. ALL WELCOME.
BEGINNERS - please arrive by 7.20pm and be greeted by Mary in the foyer so that she can answer any questions you may have, then progress into the meditation room, find a seat, and begin silent mindfulness meditation straight away. Questions about your experience will be answered afterwards.
Chairs are provided at the venue but if you'd prefer to sit on the floor (I do) please bring your own cushions or kneeling stool.
Mary and I are locals and have many years experience in practicing and teaching mindfulness meditation. I am also a qualified counsellor. Our aim is to provide a relaxed atmosphere that will support and inspire your own ongoing mindfulness practice. For 2014 we're also emphasising the theme of SELF-LOVE.
This is a drop-in group, not a course, so just come along when it's convenient for you. There's no requirement to sign up for a number of sessions and no need to RSVP. Just turn up.
If you have questions about the group please contact us via this site, or on the following numbers:
Lynn Howard 0408058914
Mary Karas 0431708205
The cost per session is $5 with all proceeds going to Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre and beyond blue: the national depression and anxiety initiative. In 2013 we raised $400 for PMNC and $500 for beyondblue. The donation to PMNC enables all attendees to be covered by their public liability insurance.
PLEASE ENTER VIA THE DOOR ON THENOTT STREETSIDE OF THE BUILDING,otherwise you might find yourself in the tangoclass at the other end of the building. For security reasons, we need to lock the door once meditation starts at 7.30pm, so we're sorry but latecomers will not be able to get into the building.