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Join us for weekly mindfulness classes in Cambridge suitable for beginners and experienced mindfulness practitioners. Together we can cultivate peace, calm and ease in our lives.

What is mindfulness?

Being mindful is a simple yet radical way of bringing our attention to the present moment to be fully aware of what is going on within and around us.

That sounds really simple right? But in a world increasing filled with demands and distractions, it is actually quite difficult to do this consistently. That is why it is useful to have the support of mindful communities to train our attention, so that it can more comfortably rest into what is unfolding right now.

Using formal practices such as sitting meditation and mindful walking, we can train our mind to increase our capacity to be present. These formal practices allow us to bring a mindful presence into all aspects of our lives, we can do anything from eating, to gardening to conversing with a mindful awareness.

What are the benefits?

When we cultivate mindful attention, our mind, over time, becomes more stable and calm. We are less carried away by impulses, reactive thoughts and difficult emotions. A stable and calm mind allows us to see more clearly into our difficulties and their causes, and our happiness and its causes. We learn to respond more skillfully to the stresses and strains of live. We learn to focus on and enhance positive states of mind such as gratitude and compassion. Ultimately, we feel more free. Scientific studies have shown mindfulness can:

• Increase immune function

• Decrease pain

• Increase positive emotion

• Decrease stress

• Increase social connection and emotional intelligence

• Increase areas of brain relating to self-control

• Improve attention

• Improve memory

• Improve creative thinking

Why join this group?

We offer weekly groups for you to learn, sustain and deepen mindfulness practice over time. By practising together with others it is much easier to keep a mindfulness practice alive in our lives. The groups are suitable for beginners but are also a great way for people who have already completed an 8 week mindfulness course to continue their practice.

Upcoming events (5)

Mindfulness Class - ONLINE

Online event

This mindfulness class will be on-line, using Zoom. When you register for the class, you will be sent a Zoom link to enable you to join - please aim to join by 17:55 as we will start promptly at 6 o'clock. There is a suggested donation of £5. Donations for Anna's classes can be made online here: https://paypal.me/annamcivor This class will offer the chance to practise mindfulness in a variety of forms, such as awareness of the body, awareness of the breath and mindful movement. We will also explore various mindfulness themes together. This is a drop in group which you can start attending at any time. Practising mindfulness, we train our attention so that we become more aware and awake in our lives. This allows us to relate skillfully to thoughts and emotions and live with more peace, calm and ease. Practising mindfulness together in a supportive group supports us in keeping mindfulness alive in our lives.

Natural awareness class - ONLINE

Online event

This session will be held on Zoom - please RSVP to get access to the link. In this online class we’ll explore a different approach which is sometimes called natural awareness or effortless mindfulness. With natural awareness practice we become interested in awareness itself, and who or what is aware, rather than what we are aware of, such as the breath, body sensations etc. There is no attempt to control our attention or train ourselves to be more present and nonjudgmental. Instead we relax our attention and open to that which is always, already, naturally present and nonjudgmental – awareness itself. When we are dwelling in natural awareness we realise there is nothing we need to do or achieve to experience peace of mind. Thoughts and feelings come and go in the space of awareness and no longer hold us in their grip. We feel connected to others and our surroundings, and can respond intuitively and effectively to what situations need. In these uncertain times, natural awareness provides a reliable source of stability and wellbeing in the midst of changing external circumstances. The session will be facilitated by Luke Wreford, and will involve meditative guidance interwoven with contemplative dialogue and periods of silence and stillness. Find out more about Luke's background and approach here https://naturalawareness.org.uk Voluntary donations of any amount would be gratefully received and can be made through PayPal using this link: https://www.paypal.me/lukewreford

Mindfulness Class - ONLINE

Online event

This mindfulness class will be on-line, using Zoom. When you register for the class, you will be sent a Zoom link to enable you to join - please aim to join by 17:55 as we will start promptly at 6 o'clock. There is a suggested donation of £5. Donations for Anna's classes can be made online here: https://paypal.me/annamcivor This class will offer the chance to practise mindfulness in a variety of forms, such as awareness of the body, awareness of the breath and mindful movement. We will also explore various mindfulness themes together. This is a drop in group which you can start attending at any time. Practising mindfulness, we train our attention so that we become more aware and awake in our lives. This allows us to relate skillfully to thoughts and emotions and live with more peace, calm and ease. Practising mindfulness together in a supportive group supports us in keeping mindfulness alive in our lives.

Natural awareness class - ONLINE

Online event

This session will be held on Zoom - please RSVP to get access to the link. In this online class we’ll explore a different approach which is sometimes called natural awareness or effortless mindfulness. With natural awareness practice we become interested in awareness itself, and who or what is aware, rather than what we are aware of, such as the breath, body sensations etc. There is no attempt to control our attention or train ourselves to be more present and nonjudgmental. Instead we relax our attention and open to that which is always, already, naturally present and nonjudgmental – awareness itself. When we are dwelling in natural awareness we realise there is nothing we need to do or achieve to experience peace of mind. Thoughts and feelings come and go in the space of awareness and no longer hold us in their grip. We feel connected to others and our surroundings, and can respond intuitively and effectively to what situations need. In these uncertain times, natural awareness provides a reliable source of stability and wellbeing in the midst of changing external circumstances. The session will be facilitated by Luke Wreford, and will involve meditative guidance interwoven with contemplative dialogue and periods of silence and stillness. Find out more about Luke's background and approach here https://naturalawareness.org.uk Voluntary donations of any amount would be gratefully received and can be made through PayPal using this link: https://www.paypal.me/lukewreford

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Natural awareness class - ONLINE

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