Aloha! Thank you for your interest in mindfulness meditation in Honolulu.
Important--this is a free drop-in class--No Need to RSVP.
Katina and I have been hosting these free weekly get-togethers in our home since our daughter was in the womb, and now she is about to graduate from college on the Mainland!
We meet every week on Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 PM in our home in Palolo Valley at 2439-A Holomua Place to learn and practice mindfulness meditation together in a small group setting.
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Folks who attend the weekly sessions even a few times definitely see how:
• Being mindful makes it easier to savor the pleasures in life as they occur, helps you become fully engaged in activities, and creates a greater capacity to deal with adverse events.
• By focusing on the here and now, many people find that they are less likely to get caught up in worries about the future or regrets over the past, are less preoccupied with concerns about success and self-esteem, and are better able to form deep connections with others.
Mindfulness has been shown scientifically to
• help relieve stress
• lower blood pressure
• reduce chronic pain
• improve sleep –along with many other health related effects.
Mindfulness simply helps you be a happier person!
But I just have to be clear; these changes come about gradually, and are the result of creating the new habit of being mindful, not just for a few minutes of meditation on a cushion at home, but out and about in your daily life.
Once you see how simple mindfulness is, you may easily make this a part of your day.
Our sessions begin with "mindful" slow stretching and breathing for 10 minutes, followed by quiet sitting meditation (guided) for about 25 minutes. We end the evening with a short talk and Q and A.
These sessions are absolutely suitable for beginners as well as for folks with some experience. I teach in a secular manner, but draw at times from the Buddhist tradition in which I was trained.
Oh, and no worries -- this has nothing to do with religion or cult! We simply wish to share the marvelous benefits of mindfulness and provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to learn. Bring a friend!
Hope to see you at our place sometime!
Aloha for now,
Tom, Katina, Uilalani, and Kupaianaha Marx | cell 808.393.6342
PS... No need RSVP. Just show up if the spirit moves you!