Library Presents: Intro to Mindfulness Meditation

“This 6-week Mindfulness Drop-In Course will offer opportunities for beginners and experienced meditators to learn about mindfulness and deepen their practice. Each class will include instruction, extended practice, and time for discussion. Topics will include: foundational practices such as breath meditation, body scan, standing and walking meditation; kindness, compassion, and gratitude practices; contemplations for working with physical and emotional pain; and mindful eating exercises. The class is open to those new to mindfulness meditation and also to those with experience. Participants will gain the experience and confidence to cultivate their own personal at-home practice.

The course is free and will meet on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:15 pm, from April 6 through May 11. Attendance at all sessions is not required, but momentum will build from week to week.

The program will be run on Zoom, and you will have the option of just calling in on a regular phone in which case you can hear our discussion and participate in it verbally (and we can hear you) OR connecting to the meeting via the internet on your computer, laptop, or smartphone – in which case you will be able to see and hear everyone and we can all hear you if you speak (and we can see you if you choose to be visible).

Over 100 people have participated in our Zoom Mindfulness program since last spring.

To register, email gregtopak@gmail.com, confirming that you would like to be added to the invitation list. You will receive an email with instructions about how to join the ZOOM meeting either by phone or computer.

Greg Topakian, Ph.D., is a long time educator and actuary. Over the past thirty-five years, he has balanced his professional life with a daily practice of yoga and mindfulness meditation. During that period Greg has participated in several long term retreats to deepen his concentration and awareness. Now in semi-retirement, Greg teaches mindfulness to employees of local colleges, town governments, and corporations across the state. Every Spring and Fall, he offers this multi-week Introduction to Mindfulness at the Westborough Library.

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