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A unique opportunity to begin or deepen mindfulness practice in the tranquil forest setting of Monrovia Canyon Park. These experiences are suitable for the beginner to advanced practitioner.

This is a group to learn and practice mindfulness, which involves paying attention to present moment experiences with openness and a willingness to be with what is. It is an excellent way to enhance inner serenity, reduce stress or anxiety, and improve holistic health.

The sessions consist of both sitting and/or walking meditations, as well as a variety of mindfulness practices in the canyon forest. I think we've all experienced at one time or another the wonder of interconnecting with nature and how conducive this setting is for enhancing inner tranquility and understanding. We meet up once a week at the park's Nature Center and go from there... practicing how to more fully experience each moment of life.

The regular sessions are either outside in the canyon or in the Nature Center, depending on weather. Chairs are available for the inside sitting meditations... if you prefer to use a meditation cushion please bring one along. We often do short trail walks in Monrovia Canyon to practice mindfulness in the midst of nature. Periodically, we have day-long silent mindfulness retreats that include formal and informal meditation/mindfulness practices.

The Nature Center at Monrovia Park is located at the very end of the park road. It's about 3/4 mile past the kiosk as you enter the park - just keep driving, bearing to the left, until the road ends into a parking lot by the nature center.

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