The purpose of this course is to introduce and begin to cultivate mindfulness, which is non-judgmental, friendly awareness of the present moment. This simple and powerful practice does not require or exclude any belief system. All are welcome.
Mindfulness practice can help in navigating life's inevitable stressors and joys with greater steadiness. It can enliven our sense of interconnectedness and allow us to embody compassion and kindness.
Mindfulness is not about clearing the mind of all thoughts, but rather about seeing clearly in order to respond skillfully to what’s here now.
Each class meeting consists of a brief talk, a period of guided meditation, and Q&A. Each week we will apply different mindfulness techniques to our direct experience.
We’ll primarily be sitting in chairs, with some time spent doing gentle seated or standing movements, with modifications offered.
This is not a drop-in class, so please plan to attend all four sessions: June 17, June 24, July 1, and July 8.