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What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to our present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with that experience in a non-judgmental way. By practicing mindful awareness we cultivate our capacity to connect with the experience of calm, ease, and well-being. Mindfulness is a first-person investigation into the architecture of our own inner landscape. The more gently we come to awareness and accept and befriend our inner landscape, the more kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity we manifest into the worlds we inhabit. Mindfulness and heartfulness are synonymous. Research suggests that the practice of mindfulness lowers blood pressure; boosts the immune system; reduces inflammation; strengthens focus and increases attention (particularly supportive of those suffering from ADHD); helps with difficult mental states such as anxiety, rumination, and depression; fosters emotional regulation; reduces emotional reactivity; increases self-awareness and well-being; and improves the functioning of the brain responsible for decision making, emotional flexibility, and empathy.
New Year’s Day Retreat, 2024
Mindfulness Drop-ins (Free) No Classes held in April
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"The Intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind a faithful servant, we have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."
"Direct your eye right inward, and you'll find a thousand regions in your mind yet undiscovered. Travel them, and be expert in home-cosmography."