Tag: Mindfulness

Mindfulness Meditation Summer Series (Online – Zoom)

Mindfulness Meditation Summer Series (Online – Zoom)

Mindfulness meditation is a refuge that provides grounding, clarity, and calm that are so vital for navigating the challenges of being part of a world shifting into a “new normal”. This weekly series takes place every Monday from June 7 – August 30 and provides practical instruction and inspiration for your meditation practice, as well as connection with a supportive and welcoming community of meditators. Each session will address a different topic relevant to mindfulness meditation. You will receive support for cultivating mindfulness skills both “on and off the cushion” and applying those skills to meeting life’s challenges, to respond wisely instead of reactively. You’ll learn strategies to awaken to mindfulness and compassion when you’re in the thick of difficulty and dramatically shift the experience of your life, the people in it, and the world itself. 

Each class will include a brief reflection or presentation, guided practice, and Q&A/discussion. This series is not sequential, so if you miss the first session(s), you can still participate. We realize summer schedules can be busy, so sign up, and come when you can!

This program is offered through Zoom videoconferencing. Please register through the Saratoga Springs Public Library by going to the link shown. (You do not have to live in the area or have a library card to participate.) In advance of the first class, you will receive an email containing an invitation and link to join the Zoom meeting. You may prepare in advance to participate by tablet, smart phone or computer by downloading the Zoom app. Please see the Zoom instructions for joining a meeting if you have any questions.

Susan Meyer has been practicing mindfulness meditation for more than 25 years and is passionate about guiding others to experience the benefits of mindfulness meditation. She completed the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, a two-year professional training program with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, and is a meditation teacher on the Insight Timer app.

Mindfulness in Nature

Mindfulness in Nature

Nature is one of the greatest portals out of the busy, conceptualized, thinking mind and into Presence. Meditating in nature has a restorative effect on the mind, helps our bodies self-regulate, and can raise awareness and lower stress. Join us for in-person practice in Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library’s Reading Garden with meditation teacher and nature photographer, Susan Meyer.

Registration is required for this program and opens on August 6th. Please register through the library’s website.

In case of inclement weather, this program will be postponed to September 3rd.

Mindfulness Meditation Summer Series (Online – Zoom)

Mindfulness Meditation Summer Series (Online – Zoom)

Mindfulness meditation is a refuge that provides grounding, clarity, and calm that are so vital for navigating the challenges of being part of a world shifting into a “new normal”. This weekly series takes place every Monday from June 7 – August 30 and provides practical instruction and inspiration for your meditation practice, as well as connection with a supportive and welcoming community of meditators. Each session will address a different topic relevant to mindfulness meditation. You will receive support for cultivating mindfulness skills both “on and off the cushion” and applying those skills to meeting life’s challenges, to respond wisely instead of reactively. You’ll learn strategies to awaken to mindfulness and compassion when you’re in the thick of difficulty and dramatically shift the experience of your life, the people in it, and the world itself. 

Each class will include a brief reflection or presentation, guided practice, and Q&A/discussion. This series is not sequential, so if you miss the first session(s), you can still participate. We realize summer schedules can be busy, so sign up, and come when you can!

This program is offered through Zoom videoconferencing. Please register through the Saratoga Springs Public Library by going to the link shown. (You do not have to live in the area or have a library card to participate.) In advance of the first class, you will receive an email containing an invitation and link to join the Zoom meeting. You may prepare in advance to participate by tablet, smart phone or computer by downloading the Zoom app. Please see the Zoom instructions for joining a meeting if you have any questions.

Susan Meyer has been practicing mindfulness meditation for more than 25 years and is passionate about guiding others to experience the benefits of mindfulness meditation. She completed the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, a two-year professional training program with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, and is a meditation teacher on the Insight Timer app.

Mindful Photography in Nature (Part 2)

Mindful Photography in Nature (Part 2)

Mindful nature photography is about much more than just seeing and creating pleasing images. It’s about how you relate to the present moment. Your camera becomes a tool to expand your awareness of the present moment. Mindful photography can enrich your life by cultivating: focus, presence, patience, beginner’s mind (seeing something as if for the first time), seeing beyond forms, and heart qualities such as caring, connection, and gratitude.

This program will take a contemplative, relaxed, present approach and will focus more on process than end result. (It’s not a “technique” class.). It will open you up to new ways of seeing and being present in the natural world with your camera. 

There are two parts to this program. The first will take place on Zoom (Wed., 8/18), and the second will take place in-person at Hudson Crossing Park (Fri., 8/20). The Zoom session will offer an understanding of mindful photography in nature, and the in-person session will consist of guided practices.

The instructor, Susan Meyer, is both a professionally trained and certified mindfulness meditation teacher and an award-winning nature photographer.

Registration is required, through the library’s website. The Zoom link will be emailed to you after you register.

Mindful Photography in Nature (Part 2)

Mindful Photography in Nature (Part 1)

Mindful nature photography is about much more than just seeing and creating pleasing images. It’s about how you relate to the present moment. Your camera becomes a tool to expand your awareness of the present moment. Mindful photography can enrich your life by cultivating: focus, presence, patience, beginner’s mind (seeing something as if for the first time), seeing beyond forms, and heart qualities such as caring, connection, and gratitude.

This program will take a contemplative, relaxed, present approach and will focus more on process than end result. (It’s not a “technique” class.). It will open you up to new ways of seeing and being present in the natural world with your camera. 

There are two parts to this program. The first will take place on Zoom (Wed., 8/18), and the second will take place in-person at Hudson Crossing Park (Fri., 8/20). The Zoom session will offer an understanding of mindful photography in nature, and the in-person session will consist of guided practices.

The instructor, Susan Meyer, is both a professionally trained and certified mindfulness meditation teacher and an award-winning nature photographer.

Registration is required, through the library’s website. The Zoom link will be emailed to you after you register.

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