Saturday, November 28, 2009
I hope you've had the chance to enjoy these last few warm days of the year. I know the flora and fauna around my home sure have! :)
Remember, the East Shore Mindfulness Group will be meeting at a different time this Sunday as we are hosting Buddhist Monk, Bhante Sujatha for a special presentation on Mindfulness Meditation
from 1:00 to 3:30pm. We hope you can make it! See below for more information and to RSVP.
The West Shore Mindfulness Group
will still be meeting at our normal time of 6:30 to 7:30pm at the Barefoot Yoga and Wellness Center in Mechanicsburg. RSVP below.
Mindful Reflection of the Week: Inclining the Mind
Just by recognizing what is present in our minds, it is already transformed. By accepting what is present, the transformation becomes a helpful change.
Sometimes, it can happen, that even though we recognize that our clinging, our attachment, is hurting us, we are unable to let go. Unable to accept what is present. We may feel stuck.
At times like this, it can be helpful to think of "inclining" the mind towards letting go, towards acceptance. There is no need to force it. It's enough to incline in that direction. We are planting the seed. A flower opens its petals in its own time, it can't be rushed.
Buddhist Monk, Bhante Sujatha will present on Mindfulness Meditation at our East Shore Group location
Sunday, November 15th from 1:00 to 3:30pm
Bhante Sujatha will also be presenting at the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg on Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th. Click here for more information
West Shore Mindfulness Meditation Group in Mechanicsburg
Sunday, November 8th from 6:30 to 7:30pm
If you have been trying to meditate for a while and have not been satisfied with the results, or you don't know where to begin and you need help getting motivated, you are not alone. Individualized coaching can help you to:
•Gain clarity on the view and technique of mindfulness meditation
•Learn how to work with the common obstacles to your meditation practice
•Deepen your path of practice and study
•Learn to combine meditation and daily life
Mindfulness Meditation programs are being conducted in hundreds of hospitals, healthcare facilities, schools, corporate wellness programs, and prison settings all across the United States, and around the world. In addition to significant reductions in stress, proven benefits of Mindfulness Meditation include but are not limited to:
•Elevated immune system function
•Less frequency and duration of illnesses
•Improved management of pain
•Decreased heart rate and blood pressure
•Improved sleep and digestion
•Improved mental function, intelligence, and memory
•Improved decision-making ability
•Less irritability, anxiety, and depression
•Improved interpersonal relationships
•Increased resilience to change
•Aid to smoking cessation efforts
Feel free to email me for more information or to schedule a consultation. I look forward to working with you!