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Do you have a meditation practice? Want to start one? Curious about mindfulness and how to integrate mindfulness into your life? Looking to deepen your practice? This is a group for anyone interested in practicing or learning about mindfulness and meditation. There are so many wonderful opportunities to practice with communities in other boroughs of NYC--but not so many in Queens. Let's create mindful community right here in our own neighborhood so we can support one another and practice together. This Meetup group will be used to post local mindfulness events, meditation classes, talks, and more. No experience with meditation or mindfulness necessary. All experience levels welcome. Please note: you do NOT have to live in Astoria (or even in Queens) to attend one of our meetups.

Check out our website (https://mindfulastoria.wordpress.com/) to learn more about us. Like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mindfulastoria?pnref=story) for updates, news, articles, and more.

Upcoming events (4+)

Monday 7am Silent Community Meditation

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How many of us are struggling to have a daily meditation practice? At a time of social distancing, when we are missing our normal interactions with friends, family and neighbors, sitting on our meditation cushion sometimes feels like an extension of this isolation.

At Mindful Astoria, we reach out to our community and to each other to find support for our practice. Keeping this in mind, we would like to invite you to join us for a silent community meditation every Monday at 8am and 8pm.

The format for the sit will be simple: you log in using the zoom link below. Someone will ring a bell to mark the beginning and end of the half hour silent meditation. There will be no guided instructions. The bell ringer may chose to share a poem at the end of the sit.

We hope you will join us and make this a weekly practice and discover the deep connections that can transpire from holding space together in silence.

Join Zoom Meeting

Mindful Astoria is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: 8pm Silent Sit
Time: Every Monday at 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Please RSVP this event in MeetUp to see the Zoom link. (Once you have RSVP'd, the Zoom link will appear near the top of this MeetUp event listing.)

If you join us for an online program, we ask if you are able to offer financial support (we suggest $5-$10 per event) via the app/website PayPal to our email address: [masked]. This will enable us to continue offering programs, and to continue to give donations to Astoria First Presbyterian Church--our Wednesday night home--while their space is closed. (No one will ever be turned away due to lack of funds).

Monday 8pm Silent Community Meditation

Online event

How many of us are struggling to have a daily meditation practice? At a time of social distancing, when we are missing our normal interactions with friends, family and neighbors, sitting on our meditation cushion sometimes feels like an extension of this isolation.

At Mindful Astoria, we reach out to our community and to each other to find support for our practice. Keeping this in mind, we would like to invite you to join us for a silent community meditation every Monday at 8am and 8pm.

The format for the sit will be simple: you log in using the zoom link below. Someone will ring a bell to mark the beginning and end of the half hour silent meditation. There will be no guided instructions. The bell ringer may chose to share a poem at the end of the sit.

We hope you will join us and make this a weekly practice and discover the deep connections that can transpire from holding space together in silence.

Join Zoom Meeting

Mindful Astoria is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: 8pm Silent Sit
Time: Every Monday at 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Please RSVP this event in MeetUp to see the Zoom link. (Once you have RSVP'd, the Zoom link will appear near the top of this MeetUp event listing.)

If you join us for an online program, we ask if you are able to offer financial support (we suggest $5-$10 per event) via the app/website PayPal to our email address: [masked]. This will enable us to continue offering programs, and to continue to give donations to Astoria First Presbyterian Church--our Wednesday night home--while their space is closed. (No one will ever be turned away due to lack of funds).

NEW 5-6pm In Person Sunset Meditation at Socrates Sculpture Park

Socrates Sculpture Park

No RSVP - first come first serve basis, space is limited.
Masks will be required

Click link to see Socrates Sculpture Park's COVID information:
https://socratessculpturepark.org/about-us/covid-19/

Join us for in person mindfulness meditation at Socrates Sculpture Park. Sessions are designed for all experience levels and practices include mindful breathing and walking, gentle optional stretching, and loving-kindness meditation. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, or cushion. A limited number of chairs are available to participants on a first come, first served basis. No RSVP or pre-registration required.

When you arrive, please choose a chair or place your seat or yoga mat 6 feet apart from others to ensure safe physical distancing.

Wednesday Online Meditation Gathering

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Mindful Astoria: Wednesday Online Meditation Gathering

During this time of physical distancing, we can still join together as a community online to practice meditation and cultivate mindfulness and kindness.

Each gathering will consist of instruction in different forms of mindfulness meditation, and time for group discussion and connecting with the community. Depending on the week, the teacher may give a talk or share a reading.

Gatherings will be led by different members of our teaching team. Read more about our teaching team here: https://mindfulastoria.wordpress.com/teachers/

Check out our group guidelines: https://mindfulastoria.wordpress.com/guidelines/

Email any questions to [masked].

Looking forward to deepening practice and strengthening mindful community with you all.

RSVP on Meetup for the Zoom link.

If you do not have Zoom already or are not familiar with Zoom:

Please download the free Zoom app on your computer, phone, or tablet. Please be sure your video is enabled. (Computer is strongly recommended if possible).
You will need to be in a space such as a room in your home or office that is private, quiet and where you can meditate. (Not moving around, not on the subway, train, bus, in a car, eating, multitasking, etc).
Make sure you have a stable internet connection.
Headphones are recommended but not required.
When you sign on for class please close all other tabs and programs, and have your phone away/on silent.
Please mute your microphone to reduce background noise. You can unmute your microphone to ask a question.

If you join us for an online program, we ask if you are able to offer financial support (we suggest $5-$10 per event) via the app/website PayPal to our email address: [masked]. This will enable us to continue offering programs, and to continue to give donations to Astoria First Presbyterian Church--our Wednesday night home--while their space is closed. (No one will ever be turned away due to lack of funds).

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Wednesday Online Meditation Gathering

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