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Meditations for Mindful Living

Wednesday Evening
Meditations for Mindful Living

We aspire to enjoy our life and our relationships with others. To be fully present to ourselves and those around us and to live life with ease and awareness. Yet, we often find that our daily life is just opposite. Lost in our thoughts and our personal dramas, we miss the beauty and simplicity of our life and relationships. Instead of enjoying the roses in life, we remain lost the endless spinning of our minds.

We need to transform how we relate to life and mindfulness is a powerful tool to accomplish this goal. It will facilitate a profound shift that will enable us to stabilize our minds, meaningfully ground ourselves in everyday reality and can be used to heal the psycho-emotional wounds that we may carry within us from our past. The practice of mindfulness, of learning how to be fully present, focused and aware of what’s going on in and around us right now, is the practice that allows this transformation to occur.

Wednesday evening meditations for mindful living, based on the wonderful teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village tradition, are designed to help us build a daily life that is grounded and stable with greater clarity and ease. Teachings
Mindfulness: Learning to live in the present moment; cultivating a happy, peaceful mind “here and now”
Emotional healing: the dangers of spiritual by-passing
Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Five Mindfulness Trainings

Practices
Sitting, body/breath, walking mindfulness meditation
Deep relaxation
Mindful communication
Working with stress, afflictive emotions and difficult mind states
Mindfulness practices for daily life, including work and relationships

Who Will Benefit?
Everyone is welcome, including members & non-members;
People who have taken “Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation” classes;
People on the Mindful Living Path of the FCM developmental path for Dharma practice and personal transformation;
Experienced practitioners who want to go deeper in the core practices

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