- Dates: First & Third Monday of Each Month (see below for dates)
- Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:00, session begins at 6:30)
- Cost: Free & Open to the Public. RSVP Required by email: [email protected] or phone 401-737-0010 (online reservations currently unavailable)
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.
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.
Session Dates: March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, May 2 & 16
Questions: About Mediation & Practice Contact: [email protected]