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Mindful awareness can be defined as paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. It is an excellent antidote to the stresses of modern times. It invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with one's inner experience. Learn more »

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Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Joy
with Diana Winston
Join us for a day where we focus on cultivating states of joy. We will explore what gets in the way of joy, how joy arises in meditation practice, and how to bring more happiness and well-being into our daily lives.
Saturday, Sept 12. Learn more»

 New Mindfulness Classes Announced (Sept/ Oct)
Learn to meditate with our 6-week Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) classes.
Starting early September. Learn more»

Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation 2016
This year-long program provides training, support, and supervision to those wishing to incorporate mindfulness into their occupation or to share mindfulness with individuals, communities, or institutions.

Application Open until Friday, October 16. Learn more»

Research shows Mindfulness Improves Sleep
In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), mindfulness programs appears to remediate sleep disturbances and deficits in daytime functioning. Reported on KPCCLearn more»

Online Mindfulness Class
Learn meditation online. This online class lays the foundation for a daily meditation practice and provides insights into the art, science, and practice of mindfulness.
Ongoing. Learn more »

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