Venue and time: Sunday November 27, 2016, 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm, Moksha Yoga, London Ontario, Canada. Half hour drop-in meditation on Tuesday November 29, 8 – 8:30 pm.
Schedule: Meditation 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Break for chat and tea 7:30 – 7:45 pm roughly; 7:45 – 8:45 pm; Discussion on the topic: Mindfulness in Everyday Activities. Participants are welcome to either or both of these events.
We only spend a fraction of our time at best actually formally meditating. The larger space of everyday activities offer wonderful and fun opportunities to practice mindfulness and enhance our lives. This can practically enable us to see mindfulness opening up space in our busy schedules. As we are walking, we know we are walking and we are awake to the sensations of our feet touching (kissing) the earth. We are alive to sensations of our body, during activities, helping to ground us in the present moment. When we eat, we are aware of the sensations of eating, all the wonderful small sensations of taste. Being aware of our reactions, and our tendency to judge (good, bad, … ), and pausing to just let things be as they are, and pay attention to the way they are. Being stuck in traffic becomes an opportunity to practice mindful attention. Even the most routine activities, such as washing the dishes, can become a sensory exploration keeping us in the present moment.
Suggested Preparation for Sunday’s Discussion:
We suggest watching trying out some of the 5 suggestions for bringing mindfulness into everyday life suggested in the post:
The London Mindfulness Community (LMC) : is a community of mindfulness enthusiasts. Our meditations are designed to be accessible to those who drop in occasionally. Those wanting to know more about integrating mindfulness into daily life, can benefit from our Sunday Discussions. These topics are presented in a self-contained way and will be posted on our website (usually by the previous Thursday):
http://londonmindfulnesscommunity.org (and its associated FB page, search London Mindfulness Community on FB). Attendance at our meditations and events is free (donations are accepted which go towards buy materials for the studio and learning resources).