Living Mindfully. Mindfulness Meditation and connecting with our lives on
Thursdays at 3:00-4:30pmpm beginning March 9 to April 13. Led by Rev. Lorna.
Living Mindfully: Connecting to Ourselves through Mindfulness Meditation:
Learning to live in deeper connection with our body, mind and spirit, our everyday lives and those around us
In learning to “live mindfully” we will be practicing ‘being’ and connecting to our own lives.
We spend a lot of time with our minds busy in the past or future and sometimes miss out on the present moments of our days. That moment is all we have; the past is gone, the future is not yet here.
In learning to ‘live mindfully’ we begin to pay attention to our stress and how we sometimes are triggered to react to things. We can begin to choose how to respond in our days rather than live reactively.
We learn a practice of meditation that can enable us to cope differently with life and find the moments of joy that sometimes we miss in our mental and physical business.
By learning to allow ourselves to be in the moment with things as they are and without trying to change anything we allow ourselves to be present to ourselves and to God in the place of both powerlessness and power.
A significant source of the material we will use is Kabat-Zinn. Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your body and Mind to face Stress, Pain and Illness: New York: Delta, 1990. Participants are NOT expected to purchase this book. You may wish to purchase it, or not, after the program.
A Bit of Ireland, Friday March 17, 7:30-9:30pm at Lowville United Church. Enjoy an evening of Irish music, stories and sing-alongs. Light refreshments offered. $10 per person. 905.335.5099 or firstname.lastname@example.org A fundraising project of the Lowville United Church Ways and Means Team
A Weekend with Diana Butler Bass, four events on April 22-24. Awakening to Contemporary Spiritual Voices. More information at hamconf.org.(look at HamPack for February 2017). Sponsored by Westdale United Church, Hamilton Presbytery and Hamilton Conference
Orphan 32, Saturday April 22, 10:00am at St David’s Presbyterian Church in Campbellville. Come out and hear Thanh Campbell’s incredible story. He was “Orphan 32”, one of the 57 war orphans aboard the last flight out of Vietnam in 1975. Tickets: $10/person includes light refreshments – call 905.854.2156 or email email@example.com.