An Afternoon of Mindfulness

with Kathleen Metzker

Saturday ~ February 24

12:30 - 3:00 pm

Mindfulness as a practice teaches us to be present to our experiences, both our sorrows and our joys, in a kind and caring way. When we are mindful we are opening our-self to be with both pleasant and unpleasant without reactivity but rather we lean to respond to all that life brings with will skillful ease.This afternoon is geared toward experienced mindfulness practitioners as well as those new to the practices. There will be a brief talk, opportunities for practice and group as well as private reflection. 

Mindful Meditation Thursdays 7pm – Donation Class

Learn how to strengthen your ability to handle challenging situations and the unpredictable nature of life in our meditation classes. We begin by practicing awareness of the breath and physical body and move closer to noticing thoughts and emotions as they arise. Experience what neuroscientists have discovered and what many yogis have known for years: A regular meditation practice actually changes the structures of the brain that relate to stress. No prior yoga or meditation experience is necessary.

The Center also holds silent open sitting times in the Meditation Den for those who would like to practice in a tranquil setting, without the distractions often found at home.