Mindfulness Meditation: Practices for Healing,
Well-being, and Compassion
To meditate is to give ourselves a chance to free ourselves from despair, to touch non-fear, and to nurture our compassion.
With the insight and fearlessness born from meditation, we will be able to help not only ourselves, but also others, other species, and our planet.
~Thich Nhat Hanh, from Love Letter to the Earth
Who we are…We come together to meditate and share the practices of mindful living. Mindfulness is our capacity to be truly present in our own lives, to be more fully aware of what we are doing as we are doing it. As we develop our awareness, an inner stillness naturally grows, lowering our fear and calming our anxiety. We practice mindfulness in order to take care of ourselves, to nourish happiness, and to build a more compassionate society.
What we do…We aspire to be a place of refuge, nourishment, and support. We practice sitting meditation and walking meditation, listen to a teaching, and listen deeply to one another. We also organize Days of Practice, Mindful Families & Friends meetings, Tea Meditation, Mindful Eating, Family hikes, and other special events.
Practicing mindfulness with us…Our regular practice includes a weekly meeting each Sunday morning at EmPower Pilates & Yoga in Roanoke, Virginia, from 9:15 until 10:45 a.m. On Thursday evenings, the Blue Ridge Mindfulness Practice Group meets at Ferrum College Stanley Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Note: Ferrum College meetings will begin again in early 2016 when classes resume.
You Can Do It…We are always happy to welcome new friends and you do not need to have any previous meditation experience to join in and benefit from our practice. Each one of us brings our unique practice and life experiences, and our diversity of interests and perspectives enriches us. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our meetings and help you get started with a meditation practice. Just contact us!
EmPower Pilates & Yoga, 3555 Electric Road, Suite M. Located in the Shoppes at West Village near the intersection of Electric Road (Rt. 419) and Colonial Avenue. Upper/back parking lot, above Elderberry’s.
Time: 9:15 – 10:45 am Sundays