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Weekly Mindfulness Meditation:  Practices for 

Well-being and Compassion

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Who we areWe 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 practice sitting meditation and walking meditation, listen to a mindfulness teaching, and spend time in a peaceful and supportive group.  We offer days of practice, mindful families & friends meetings, tea meditation, gentle stretching and yoga for meditators, mindful movement qigong, mindful eating meditation, family hikes, and other social events.

Practicing mindfulness with us…Our regular practice includes a weekly gathering each Sunday morning at EmPower Pilates & Yoga in Roanoke, Virginia, from 9:15 until 10:40 a.m.  On Thursday evenings the Blue Ridge Mindfulness Practice Group meets at Ferrum College Stanley Library room 205 from 7:00 to 7:45 pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursday (Ferrum College practice will re-start in September, 2017, with the new academic year).  There is no fee for attending our meetings.

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 enriches us.  We are happy to answer any questions 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 – 10:40 am Sundays

 blueridgesangha@yahoo.com

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