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More and more people, young and old and from all walks of life, are "stopping to smell the roses" through the ancient practice of mindfulness. There is something fundamentally sane about getting off the treadmill of busyness. We explore an alternative--just simply being with ourselves and our surroundings--and body and mind begin to synchronize.

As we become familiar with the practice, we discover that the tools of mindfulness can help us navigate rough waters--even the most difficult circumstances in our lives. When we are holding back out of fear, waking up and paying attention to what's actually going on instead of mechanically panicking and reacting, can help break the logjam. When we are impulsive, pausing can forestall thoughtless action. At any moment, we can take a break from compulsive busyness and simply appreciate our circumstances.

Safer Mindfulness workshops and training combine 48 years of experience in mindfulness practice and 23 years in mindfulness instruction, program development, and workshop facilitation.

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Every Monday night, our meditation group meets at Canon Wood Hall, St. Thomas' Church (corner of Military and Kings Bridge Rd.). Everyone is welcome.
Newcomers: e-mail andrew@safermindfulness.com to arrange to meet at 6:30 pm for mindfulness-awareness meditation instruction.
Others: arrive between 6:45 and 7:00 pm for sitting and walking practice.
Come to the front door on King's Bridge Road.
Contributions are gratefully accepted.

Providing instruction and training in applying ancient wisdom and methods to address everyday challenges with clarity and resourcefulness


Sitting and walking meditation is where the rubber meets the road in the mindfulness world. This retreat is an excellent opportunity to revitalize and deepen your practice. There will be instruction in mindfulness-awareness meditation, alternating sitting and walking practice, meals and tea breaks, and a talk in the evening. The registration deadline is July 9th.