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Aloha! Thank you for your interest in mindfulness meditation in Honolulu.

NOTE: In response to the increasing call for social distancing and other precautionary measures related to preventing the spread of COVID-19, all classes are now held online and are always, always free of charge.

Just click on the link below about ten minutes before the official start time of 6 PM, and follow whatever prompts you are given. For example, if you are using a desktop, you can join from the browser without downloading any software. If on a smartphone, you may be prompted to download the free WEBEX MEETING app. No worry, it's a very safe Apple and Google approved app.

Here is the meeting link (it's the same week to week);

https://meetingsamer5.webex.com/join/tom1

I will be there starting at 5:30 PM. We end around 7:30 PM.

Also NOTE: due to "zoom-bombing" WEBEX automatically locks the meeting room ten minutes after the start time of 6 PM. If you arrive and are not let in, I will be advised and will manually let you in.

May our sense of inter-connectedness and mutual support remain strong, whether we connect in person or just in our homes.

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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 1998, to learn and practice mindfulness meditation together in a small group setting.

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

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, and the kids

cell-->> 808.393.6342

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

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Mindfulness Meditation (always free)

Free Mindfulness Online

We are a Mom and Pop mindfulness meditation group meeting weekly in our home since 1998. For more detailed information please see our website https://www.alohasangha.com/ -->> NOTE: this is an open, drop in group, there is NO NEED TO RSVP <<-- 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, for starters. 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 We meet Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 PM. Please park on Makanui Place, or 10th Avenue. From there, walk to the dead-end at Holomua Place, then walk down the small driveway on the right lined with palm trees and go towards the left to the second house. Hope to see you!

Mindfulness Meditation (always free)

Free Mindfulness Online

We are a Mom and Pop mindfulness meditation group meeting weekly in our home since 1998. For more detailed information please see our website https://www.alohasangha.com/ -->> NOTE: this is an open, drop in group, there is NO NEED TO RSVP <<-- 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, for starters. 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 We meet Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 PM. Please park on Makanui Place, or 10th Avenue. From there, walk to the dead-end at Holomua Place, then walk down the small driveway on the right lined with palm trees and go towards the left to the second house. Hope to see you!

Mindfulness Meditation (always free)

Free Mindfulness Online

We are a Mom and Pop mindfulness meditation group meeting weekly in our home since 1998. For more detailed information please see our website https://www.alohasangha.com/ -->> NOTE: this is an open, drop in group, there is NO NEED TO RSVP <<-- 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, for starters. 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 We meet Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 PM. Please park on Makanui Place, or 10th Avenue. From there, walk to the dead-end at Holomua Place, then walk down the small driveway on the right lined with palm trees and go towards the left to the second house. Hope to see you!

Mindfulness Meditation (always free)

Free Mindfulness Online

We are a Mom and Pop mindfulness meditation group meeting weekly in our home since 1998. For more detailed information please see our website https://www.alohasangha.com/ -->> NOTE: this is an open, drop in group, there is NO NEED TO RSVP <<-- 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, for starters. 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 We meet Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 PM. Please park on Makanui Place, or 10th Avenue. From there, walk to the dead-end at Holomua Place, then walk down the small driveway on the right lined with palm trees and go towards the left to the second house. Hope to see you!

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Mindfulness Meditation (always free)

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