Initial Announcement of Program

http://www.londonmindfulnesscommunity.org/MoM17

Announcements:   Sunday December 18, 7 – 8 pm, 2017, Moksha Yoga: REGISTRATION/BOOK/PREVIEW: We’ll have an abbreviated evening where we’ll briefly  preview the program, you can register and get your Book:  Mindfulness, by Mark Williams and Danny Penman.  Hosted by Kristen and Paul.

The London Mindfulness Community would like to invite you to our Jan 2017 Month of Mindfulness program!

It seems we are always running around to catch up, or evading ever increasing problems. Mindfulness, a natural quality that we are born with, offers powerful alternatives based on warmly embracing awareness in the present moment.

Goals:  Provide a step by step practical guide to enhancing mindfulness in your own life, communication and relationships.

Approach: Using your body and breath, mindful movement, taste, and walking meditation to provide subtle methods to bring us into the present moment.  Individual instruction helps each participant to move at their own pace.

Program: Facilitated by Greg, Paul,  Kristen (CYA-RMS 100)  and Daniel of LMC.  See http://www.londonmindfulnesscommunity.org/bios

This is a shortened version of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s pioneering 8-week mindfulness program, with refinements made by Mark Williams, and inspired by Tara Brach, and  Thich Nhat Hanh.  Mindfulness offers powerful alternatives, based on embracing awareness in the present moment.  Recently scientific evidence has given strong support for its beneficial effects.

Structure:  Mindfulness exercises, discussion and instruction with a nice mid-session tea break where you can chat with the facilitators and participants.  The course starts with shorter meditations and builds to longer ones.

Date/Time:  4 Sunday Evenings 7 – 8:30 pm, January 8 – 29.

Location: in the beautiful Shiva Room at Moksha Yoga, 677 Richmond Street, Unit 4.

Registration: Email Greg at info@londonmindfulnesscommunity.org  and pick up your book for the program at one of our meditation evenings or the front desk of Moksha Yoga with the payment of the registration fee.  Also register online at https://app.schedulehouse.com/SH/Client/000701#workshops:2057

Further Information: email Greg at info@londonmindfulnesscommunity.org See the MoM17 Web site: www.londonmindfulnesscommunity.org/MoM17  NOTE THAT REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED; ALSO WAITLIST CLOSED (those already on the wait list, we will update you on information on available spots).

Cost and Materials: Registration is $25 which covers materials, which include a book on Mindfulness, food and materials for creative and fun mindful explorations. Please contact us if this cost is prohibitive.

What you should bring: Come in comfortable clothing, we’ll supply blankets, cushions and meditation stools, & chairs.

Prior Experience: No prior experience is required.  Or perhaps, you have tried some meditation, and want to establish a more regular meditation practice, and strengthen mindfulness in your daily life.

Follow-up:  We also run regular Sunday discussions and drop-in meditations weekly through-out the year, so after the Month of Mindfulness January Program, as Jon Kabat-Zinn says: Wherever you 🙂 are we 🙂 🙂 are here!

Additional helpful background:  We suggest looking at the first 1/4 hr of the following videos by Mark Williams, and Tara Brach maybe helpful:

Disclaimer: This program is not a replacement for professional health care.  If you are experiencing significant challenges this program may not be suitable for you- please seek professional assistance.

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, please see 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, except for special programs such as the one above, is free (donations are accepted which go towards buy materials for the studio and learning resources).