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Dedicated to practices of mindfulness, A Mindful Life (originally the Maplewood/South Orange Mindfulness Meditation Group) offers facilitated groups and classes in the Maplewood, South Orange, and Millburn areas of NJ. Whether you are a longtime meditator or new to the practice, you are welcome to join us. Depending on the group, varying levels of instruction will be given. Together, we can practice staying grounded in the present moment by stopping, focusing on our breathing, and observing our thoughts and feelings without getting lost in them. By sitting and walking in this way, we can gain clarity, spaciousness and the ability to stay present to whatever arises without reacting habitually. By continually practicing with the support of community, our commitment to living mindfully is strengthened and our concentration deepens. There will be guided and silent sittings and a period of walking meditation, along with a reading and time to share and practice mindful speech and listening. The practice is influenced by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron, and the teachers of the Insight Meditation tradition. No advanced registration is required for the Sunday evening group.

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Maplewood Sunday Night Mindfulness Meditation

St George's Church

Whether you are new to mindfulness meditation or already have a practice, you are welcome to join us. The evening has guided, walking, and silent meditation periods. Some instruction will be given when newcomers are present. A selected reading will be shared, followed by time to share as a community. This optional sharing is a way to practice mindful listening and speech, and is a way to grow together as a community. No experience is necessary. Jean offers this group to the community freely, but asks for a suggested donation of $10. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Cushions and folding chairs are available or you can bring your own. Please arrive early and refrain from wearing fragrances. If you arrive after the first meditation session has started, we ask that you wait in the waiting area until the transition between the next meditation period begins. Please note: many sangha members attend the group without responding here on meetup. In the winter months, please dress warmly as the church takes time to warm up.

Maplewood Sunday Night Mindfulness Meditation

St George's Church

Whether you are new to mindfulness meditation or already have a practice, you are welcome to join us. The evening has guided, walking, and silent meditation periods. Some instruction will be given when newcomers are present. A selected reading will be shared, followed by time to share as a community. This optional sharing is a way to practice mindful listening and speech, and is a way to grow together as a community. No experience is necessary. Jean offers this group to the community freely, but asks for a suggested donation of $10. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Cushions and folding chairs are available or you can bring your own. Please arrive early and refrain from wearing fragrances. If you arrive after the first meditation session has started, we ask that you wait in the waiting area until the transition between the next meditation period begins. Please note: many sangha members attend the group without responding here on meetup. In the winter months, please dress warmly as the church takes time to warm up.

Maplewood Sunday Night Mindfulness Meditation

St George's Church

Whether you are new to mindfulness meditation or already have a practice, you are welcome to join us. The evening has guided, walking, and silent meditation periods. Some instruction will be given when newcomers are present. A selected reading will be shared, followed by time to share as a community. This optional sharing is a way to practice mindful listening and speech, and is a way to grow together as a community. No experience is necessary. Jean offers this group to the community freely, but asks for a suggested donation of $10. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Cushions and folding chairs are available or you can bring your own. Please arrive early and refrain from wearing fragrances. If you arrive after the first meditation session has started, we ask that you wait in the waiting area until the transition between the next meditation period begins. Please note: many sangha members attend the group without responding here on meetup. In the winter months, please dress warmly as the church takes time to warm up.

Maplewood Sunday Night Mindfulness Meditation

St George's Church

Whether you are new to mindfulness meditation or already have a practice, you are welcome to join us. The evening has guided, walking, and silent meditation periods. Some instruction will be given when newcomers are present. A selected reading will be shared, followed by time to share as a community. This optional sharing is a way to practice mindful listening and speech, and is a way to grow together as a community. No experience is necessary. Jean offers this group to the community freely, but asks for a suggested donation of $10. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Cushions and folding chairs are available or you can bring your own. Please arrive early and refrain from wearing fragrances. If you arrive after the first meditation session has started, we ask that you wait in the waiting area until the transition between the next meditation period begins. Please note: many sangha members attend the group without responding here on meetup. In the winter months, please dress warmly as the church takes time to warm up.

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