Mindfulness meditation is a rich ancient practice of paying attention to our moment-to-moment experience with an attitude of curiosity and kindness. As we cultivate mindfulness, we may see a variety of benefits -- from becoming less reactive and more present, to becoming more compassionate to the inner experience of ourselves and others.
In this workshop, we'll teach you the fundamentals of meditation, practice together, and then have a discussion. We'll share tidbits of inspiring writing on mindfulness, from writers such as Mary Oliver, Ajahn Chah, Suzuki Roshi, and Pema Chodron. You are welcome to bring your own favorite mindfulness quote to share.
Please purchase a ticket to reserve your spot. The cost of the ticket and all proceeds will be donated to Minds, a non-profit dedicated to empowering Washington DC-area schools by teaching mindfulness-based practices to students, educators, and parents.
Note: We will be seated in chairs, but you are welcome to bring a cushion to sit on the floor. No special materials or equipment are required.
About the instructor:
Eliza Barclay is a mindfulness teacher in training with the Engaged Mindfulness Institute. She facilitates meditation classes for community organizations in DC, and has studied in the vipassana and Zen Buddhist traditions. She's also a journalist, and oversees the science, health, and environment coverage as an editor at Vox.com.
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