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About the Center for Mindful Use

We are a nonprofit unincorporated association (ie, a group :) ) committed to cannabis education and community wellness. (We especially love when all of that blends together.)

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.

CMU is also a gathering place for those living near downtown Bellingham, Washington, located in the very far upper-left hand corner of the U.S. "Lower 48." The Forum de Freedom, the space in which we meet, is an important, even sacred, space to the many who regularly gather to meditate and stretch and pose and dance and intentionally rest and drum and hula hoop and explore and commune — and, of course, breathe.

We are truly located just over the Rainbow Bridge (https://www.whatcomtalk.com/2018/04/19/rainbow-bridge/). :)

We are located at 100 Maple Street, Suite B, Bellingham, Washington. We are directly behind the Satori Cannabis Boutique. The Center's entrance is kitty-corner to 1111 Cornwall Ave., which is about a block northwest from the Bellingham Farmer's Market.

All events are free unless otherwise indicated. Love donations for our teachers and the Center's mission are gratefully accepted.

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. That said, mindful cannabis users, 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.

Upcoming events (4+)

Online Community Yoga with Tim Walker

Online event

Class will be online until further notice. RSVP for the link to class:).

All-levels yoga postures and teachings for the everyday person. Come learn the practice of yoga in simple language.

Yoga is a practice that helps us access a state of integration and wholeness inside ourselves. It is not just for the flexible, although it will build flexibility. It is not just for the meditator, although it will teach you to meditate. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga.

Meets every Wednesday.

Please check mindfuluse.org for schedule changes. RSVP if you'd like to receive an automatic update.

Guided by Tim Walker.

"Since August 2012 I have been cultivating deeply devoted yoga and meditation practices. A Teacher Training Program soon followed as a way to unlock more doors to Self realization and Love. Yoga and Ayurvedic health continue to gift me ever expanding and amazing tools to work with on Life's path. In offering Yoga to our community, I enjoy instructing all ages and levels, with most emphasis on Alignment based, Gentle Flow and Restorative classes. My intention is to show up with authenticity in every moment, allowing space for others to Behold just who they are."

You can read more about Tim and his yoga journey at:
http://www.whatcomtalk.com/2018/06/14/tim-walker-finding-change-through-yoga/

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Unless otherwise noted, events sponsored by CMU 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.

Virtual Cannabis Meditation (Every Monday)

Online event

When I opened the doors to the Center for Mindful Use in 2016, my hope was that we would eventually be able to host events that supported the mindful use of cannabis. Alas, Washington State lawmakers continue to debate the issue of allowing public consumption (and COVID remains an obstacle for our windowless space). Until then, I am so pleased to have found the amazing work being done by Collette at Balancing Cannabis.

As Collette says: " My intention in the creation of this platform is to be a safe space for inner exploration for any who are intrigued about using the potent and scared plant medicine, cannabis. I desire to empower a community of humans to take sovereignty over their healing using cannabis meditation."

She meets with her online community every Monday at 6pm PT and happily welcomes CMU's members. The event is donation-based and lasts about 90 minutes.

You can find out more about Collette and her work at:
https://www.balancingcannabis.com

You can also register for her virtual meditation using the link to the right of this announcement. (You must be logged in to Meetup to see it.)

Online Community Yoga with Tim Walker

Online event

Class will be online until further notice. RSVP for the link to class:).

All-levels yoga postures and teachings for the everyday person. Come learn the practice of yoga in simple language.

Yoga is a practice that helps us access a state of integration and wholeness inside ourselves. It is not just for the flexible, although it will build flexibility. It is not just for the meditator, although it will teach you to meditate. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga.

Meets every Wednesday.

Please check mindfuluse.org for schedule changes. RSVP if you'd like to receive an automatic update.

Guided by Tim Walker.

"Since August 2012 I have been cultivating deeply devoted yoga and meditation practices. A Teacher Training Program soon followed as a way to unlock more doors to Self realization and Love. Yoga and Ayurvedic health continue to gift me ever expanding and amazing tools to work with on Life's path. In offering Yoga to our community, I enjoy instructing all ages and levels, with most emphasis on Alignment based, Gentle Flow and Restorative classes. My intention is to show up with authenticity in every moment, allowing space for others to Behold just who they are."

You can read more about Tim and his yoga journey at:
http://www.whatcomtalk.com/2018/06/14/tim-walker-finding-change-through-yoga/

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Unless otherwise noted, events sponsored by CMU 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.

Virtual Cannabis Meditation (Every Monday)

Online event

When I opened the doors to the Center for Mindful Use in 2016, my hope was that we would eventually be able to host events that supported the mindful use of cannabis. Alas, Washington State lawmakers continue to debate the issue of allowing public consumption (and COVID remains an obstacle for our windowless space). Until then, I am so pleased to have found the amazing work being done by Collette at Balancing Cannabis.

As Collette says: " My intention in the creation of this platform is to be a safe space for inner exploration for any who are intrigued about using the potent and scared plant medicine, cannabis. I desire to empower a community of humans to take sovereignty over their healing using cannabis meditation."

She meets with her online community every Monday at 6pm PT and happily welcomes CMU's members. The event is donation-based and lasts about 90 minutes.

You can find out more about Collette and her work at:
https://www.balancingcannabis.com

You can also register for her virtual meditation using the link to the right of this announcement. (You must be logged in to Meetup to see it.)

Past events (1,013)

Virtual Cannabis Meditation (Every Monday)

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