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Monday Meditation
Whether you are new to meditation or a veteran "sitter," please join every Monday evening in Bellingham's Forum de Freedom as the CMU community gathers to practice mental stillness. Meditation unites mind, body and spirt, helping one tap into the deep state of relaxation, peace — and sometimes inspiration! — that exists within all of us. Some have found mindful cannabis use an aid to meditation, helping calm the "monkey mind" and ground oneself in the present moment. Our Monday Night Meditation could not be more simple. We meet. We greet. We take a seat. And we finish before 7p. :) This is not a meditation class, but during the "greet" we can share meditation practices that may assist those new to meditation. Our general practice is to meditate with the assistance of our beautiful Tibetan Singing Crystal Bowl. (Similar to this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_xAmpNxkOE).) Please arrive by 5:55pm so we can begin promptly at 6. Doors will be locked shortly after our meditation begins to minimize disturbance to other sitters. Drop-ins welcome. Please bring your own meditation pillow (we do have a few first-come/first-serve loaners) or plan to use a chair. It all works. And it's all free. (Inspired love donations always gratefully accepted.) _______________ Unless otherwise noted, events sponsored by the Center for Mindful Use are “Canna-friendly,” that is that our instructors neither encourage nor discourage cannabis use, but encourage guests to show up as they are. Please note that the use of cannabis while on CMU property is not currently permitted by our lease.

Forum de Freedom

100 Maple Street, Suite B · Bellingham, WA

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About the Center for Mindful Use

Cannabis is now legal and available in a growing number of areas. It is not for everyone. But if you choose to use it — or are considering doing so — the Center for Mindful Use (http://www.whatcomtalk.com/2017/09/07/bellinghams-center-for-mindful-use/) (CMU) provides a safe, free and fun place to talk with and learn with others about how to do so mindfully.

For the last century, forced into the shadows, a great deal has been said and written about "marijuana." As a plant used by humans for millennia, there is much more to share. Cannabis is ready for new spokespeople and the nonprofit CMU is a place for those speakers to say what they need to say.

Topics for discussion include the social, medical, spiritual, cultural, recreational, legal and historical foundations of cannabis and the "best practices" for its reintroduction into modern society.

Unless otherwise noted, gatherings take place in the Forum de Freedom, located at 100 Maple Street, Suite B, Bellingham, Washington. (The Forum is located behind the Satori Cannabis Boutique, about a block northwest from the Bellingham Farmer's Market. Please note that CMU and Satori are separate; you cannot gain entrance to CMU’s events through Satori. Please enter at CMU’s separate side entrance -- just Over the Rainbow Bridge -- located on Cornwall Avenue.) All events are free unless otherwise indicated, though love donations for our teachers and mission are gratefully accepted. More information can also be found on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/centerformindfuluse/).

Some CMU programs may be recorded for live Internet streaming and/or archived for later playback. During such events, a limited number of seats will be reserved for our live studio audience members who do not wish to appear on camera.

What about cannabis use as part of CMU events?: Smoking and any other use of cannabis (or any other other controlled substance) in the Forum is currently not permitted under the terms of our lease. That said, cannabis users, of course, are welcome at all events. We simply ask that guests show up with curious, open hearts and presence. For some, cannabis may provide assistance. For others, it may not. Know and be responsible for thyself.

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