This group focuses on our practice of increasing awareness and being present in our lives through mindfulness meditation. When we practice observing the mind, we notice it is continually making commentary, and we cultivate the ability to carefully observe those thoughts, seeing them for what they are without aversion or judgement. We learn to be more present by realizing that thoughts are just thoughts, allowing us to let go of unhelpful, conditioned thinking. We will meet to discuss the benefits, challenges and opportunities of a mindfulness practice as a path to improved quality of life, and support each other as we explore this practice individually and collectively. Guided and/or group meditation may be included in gatherings. And we can discover additional ways to practice mindfulness beyond meditation, like when waiting in lines, at traffic lights, or while walking. All levels of experience are welcome. Please bring your sense of humor (nothing should be taken too seriously).

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  • June 18 · 5:15 PM

    Restorative Yoga: breath awareness & stillness

    2 Mindful Meditators

    Restorative Yoga is the practice of bringing the body into stillness with an emphasis on the breath, encouraging a state of profound relaxation. Restorative Yoga has... Learn more
  • June 12 · 7:30 PM

    Sacred Song & Gong Meditation

    8 Mindful Meditators | 5.00

    Join Rev. Todd Glacy on this Sacred Sound Journey combining the singing/chanting of sacred songs followed by the trance-formational vibrations of the gong to help us... Learn more
  • June 11 · 5:15 PM

    Restorative Yoga: breath awareness & stillness

    2 Mindful Meditators

    Restorative Yoga is the practice of bringing the body into stillness with an emphasis on the breath, encouraging a state of profound relaxation. Restorative Yoga has... Learn more
  • June 10 · 7:00 PM

    Mindfulness in Action

    4 Mindful Meditators

    Meditation brings a level of stillness that's vital for cultivating a dharma life. But even in meditation, there is activity. The real work of dharma practice is in... Learn more
  • April 26 · 10:15 AM

    Introduction to Meditation

    7 Mindful Meditators | 5.00

    Introduction to the mindfulness of breathing meditation. The mindfulness of breathing meditation uses the breath as the object of concentration. By focusing on the... Learn more
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