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Mindfulness Meditation:  Practices for Healing,

Well-being, and Compassion

Roanoke, Virginia


The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.

When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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 (when class is in session) at Ferrum College Stanley Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Ferrum College meetings begin on Thursday, September 3, 2015.

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.  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

For more information blueridgesangha@yahoo.com


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