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Mindfulness Meditation (always free)
We are a Mom and Pop mindfulness meditation group meeting weekly in Manoa for since 1998. For more detailed information please see our website https://www.alohasangha.com/ Mindfulness Meditation can bring enormous benefits, even in the midst of our busy lives. Most of the buzz around meditation focuses on stress relief, and it absolutely does that. But the practice offers so much more: a radical happiness that doesn't depend on outward conditions. Mindfulness isn't a religion or New Age fluff. It's a simple practice, validated by modern science that introduces a calmer, more satisfying mode of being. I teach a simple, powerful meditation style informed by ancient Buddhist methods and modern cognitive science. This is an ideal group for folks who are interested in mindfulness meditation, want to see how it can deepen their appreciation of life, and want to get started in an friendly, cozy environment. It is also fine for folks who have some background in meditation practice, regardless of brand. And speaking of brand, this is a safe and open place to explore mindfulness without fear of any kind of indoctrination, as we are totally secular and welcome folks with any or no spiritual background or affiliation. Here is a very short video that describes why mindfulness meditation is probably not what you may think it is. https://youtu.be/BM2CP7A3HKk There is no need to RSVP, come by if the spirit moves you. Aloha -- tom, katina, and the kids

Tom and Katina's Home

3241 Alani Drive · Honolulu, HI

What we're about

Aloha!

Thank you for your interest in mindfulness meditation in Honolulu.

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 go off to college!

We meet every week on Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 PM in our home in Manoa at 3241 Alani Drive to learn and practice mindfulness meditation together in a small group setting.

Folks who attend the weekly sessions 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 who practice mindfulness meditation 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 simple yoga for 20 minutes followed by quiet sitting meditation (guided) for about 25 minutes, followed by a short talk and time for 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 any cult! We simply wish to share the marvelous benefits of mindfulness and provide a safe and a safe and comfortable environment for you to learn. Bring a friend!

Hope to see you at our place sometime,

Tom, Katina, Uilalani, and Kupaianaha Marx | cell 808.393.6342

PS... No need RSVP. Just show up if the spirit moves you!

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