Finding Peace In A Frantic World: The Art, Science and Practice of Mindfulness Meditation
We will be using the book Mindfulness: An Eight Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World as a guide to our work together.
Winter Series: Tuesdays from January 23rd through March 13th: 4:00-6:00 pm
Spring Series: Tuesdays from April 10th through May 29th: 4:00-6:00 pm
Testimonals From Previous Participants:
*"This was a wonderful class, thoughtfully presented and well done! I liked most how you model what you teach--that is so important and I admire it. You are a force for good in the world!"
*"I really enjoyed this class! I leave here with a feeling of calm and serenity, knowing that all is as it should be."
*"This class taught be how to relax and step back from the chaos....how to tap into the heart and goodness in ourselves and in life. To live in lovingkindness is a strong message to pass on to my family and to embrace in my own life. We are the choices we make."
Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Group
“only that day dawns to which we are awake” (Thoreau)
This group provides weekly meditation, conversation and guidance for women wanting to deepen their meditation practice, and to benefit from the support of a small, cohesive group. We will balance meditation with reflection and conversation. Participants should have meditation experience and/or a regular meditation practice.
We will practice time-honored and scientifically supported meditation techniques designed to calm the mind and body, and increase our capacity to see and act clearly and wisely. These meditation techniques are informed by current science, and by the ancient wisdom traditions.
We will also talk together, sharing about the challenges and the benefits of cultivating mindful awareness both in formal meditation and during the course of our daily lives.
Scientific research and personal experience reveal that regular meditation practice literally “rewires the brain:” Through daily meditation and mindfulness practice we can significantly decrease negative thought and behavior patterns and create new neural pathways—new habits of thought and behavior—that bring u s and those around us happiness, health and well being. Research also reveals significant benefits to practicing and conversing in a small, supportive group. Below is a list of some of the teachers and scientists whose work will inform our practice:
Daniel Siegel, MD
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD
Rick Hanson, PhD
This group is on-going. Please contact me if you are interested in participating.