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      *Cancelled* Mindfulness Meditation Practice

      December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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      An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 24, 2020

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      Mindfulness Meditation
      Practice Group

      Every Thursday from 6:30-8pm

      Mindfulness meditation is the intentional practice of paying attention on purpose, deeply, and without judgment to whatever arises in the present moment, both inward and outward, with an open-hearted and friendly quality.

      Mindful awareness can be cultivated through practices like sitting or walking meditation, using a body scan and mindful movement such as Hatha yoga, Tai Chi or Qigong. These practices help us connect to the aliveness in our body, which is always in the present moment.

      Though meditation has its roots in Buddhism, it’s not a religious practice. Every human being has the innate ability to cultivate mindful awareness by developing our ability to pay attention to our immediate experience. We are often lost in an endless stream of thoughts about the past, the future or fantasies. While sometimes such pre-occupations may be innocent and harmless, more often they contribute to fear, stress, anxiety and suffering.

      Join us as we explore mindfulness meditation through various guided practices followed by a group discussion on ways to navigate life with more ease and wisdom.

      *** Due to COVID, class is limited to 10 PEOPLE and masks are mandatory. You MUST RSVP through our Meetup Group to attend. ***

      No experience necessary. ALWAYS FREE and you’re welcome to leave a donation in the Dana (Buddhist word for generosity) bowl. Donations are appreciated!

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      Kelli Cotner, CPCC

      Kelli has been practicing Vipassana meditation, attending retreats and studying the Buddhist teachings for 20 years. She’s a qualified MBSR or Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher trained through the Center for Mindfulness founded by John Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Brown University. She credits teachers like Tara Brach, Trudy Goodman, Pema Chodron and Joseph Goldstein for inspiring her on this path and in helping to navigate challenging personal life circumstances with more wisdom and self-compassion. Kelli is also professional CTI life and leadership coach and co-creater of Dharma Ranch. For more info visit www.truenaturelifecoaching.com

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