Health and Happiness Through the Stillness Within
Mindfulness can be defined as "a moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgment." Meditation is one technique we use to cultivate this skill. Mindfulness meditation is the most scientifically researched, medically recommended, and spiritually practiced
Shoshin Meditation Class
The foundation of our practice is Mindful Awareness Meditation. This is a wonderful practice for real people who have busy and noisy lives. It has very practical applications such as stress reduction, increased focus and better overall health, yet with regular practice can be a wonderful spiritual path bringing inner peace and happiness. This class is designed for beginners and experienced meditators with 'beginners mind' (which we should all have, whether we have 1 day or 100 years of experience). Each week brings different insights. Please join us.
*This drop-in meditation class is supported by your gratitude donations. No one is turned away for lack of funds!
Some of the benefits of mindfulness meditation are decreased stress and anxiety, less rumination and depressive symptoms, less emotional reactivity, reduced age and race bias, increased body satisfaction and self-acceptance, improved mental cognition, improved focus and concentration, and the ability to filter out distractions. With disciplined practice, mindfulness meditation can also become a spiritual path, cultivating love, kindness, and compassion.
style of meditation in the world. Now becoming mainstream and widely practiced throughout Western society, it has become accessible to everyone, regardless of one's background or beliefs (it’s religiously neutral). We draw on a variety of wisdom traditions for their teachings on mindfulness, as well as the science of mindfulness to teach the fundamentals of the practice.
Mentoring offers you a chance to delve into your practice with one-on-one attention. Whether you are new to meditation or an experienced meditator, I meet you where you are with customized guidance to cultivate your formal meditation practice as well as practical tools to apply mindfulness to those areas of your life that need it most.
To inquire about private or corporate classes and events, please contact Karen.
Wednesdays 9:45 - 11:00 AM
Thursdays 6:45 - 8:00 PM
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Due to COVID-19, this class is canceled until further notice.