Every Monday, in person or online
In-Person Meditation is held on the first & third Mondays of each month in the beautiful gallery space at Warwick Center for the Arts (3259 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886). Doors open at 6:00pm. Meditation session 6:30-7:30pm. Chairs are provided, but feel free to bring your mat or cushion.
Virtual Online Sessions are via Zoom every second, fourth and fifth Monday of the month from 6:30-7:30. To receive the Zoom link, please email [email protected]
Both in-person and virtual online sessions are free & open to the public.
Meditation cultivates a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us and develops the tools we need to make the world a better place. The practice is logical, practical, transformative, and socially impactful. It’s really pretty easy. One quiet hour together – a small investment for a big return.
Our mindfulness meditation is lead by Paulette Miller. The sessions offer a westernized, secular version of Vipassana, also known as insight, open-hearted, and analytic meditation. The format of the hour practice is in the style preferred by Jon Kabat Zinn (creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine – University of Massachusetts Medical School) and other recognized and popular teachers (Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Tara Brach, Joseph Goldstein, et al). Sessions often include guided breathing meditation, movement meditation, and loving-kindness meditation. From time-to-time, we use music meditation and almost always include a poem. The meditation exercises are guided. It’s a quiet hour. No experience needed. Participants sit in chairs or on a yoga mat/cushion.
Although the benefits of mindfulness on stress reduction are well-founded, the meditation practice also enhances resilience by strengthening the innate ability to cope and make wiser and kinder decisions – no matter the challenge or the opportunity of today or tomorrow.
Sitting in stillness and practicing together puts our problems on pause and lights the path to well-being – a path of purpose, pleasure, and peace.
**We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact 401-737-0010 or email [email protected]
About Paulette Miller
Paulette has been studying and practicing versions of meditation and yoga for over 50 years. Now retired from business, Paulette volunteers her time as a meditation group facilitator and has been teaching meditation for many years. The lessons learned while earning her master’s degree in education (adult training and development) are put to good use. At the same time, she strengthens her own meditation practice and has met some wonderful people.
About Mediation & Practice Contact: [email protected]
Meditation sessions with Paulette’s guidance provide a welcome relief from my very busy life. A moment to connect with others and myself to reflect on kindness and self acceptance in a non judgmental and beautiful setting at WCFA. VG
Learn more by reading the ‘Still Together’ Mindfulness Meditation Community Newsletter