Mindful Emergence

The Reminding Project draws from evidence-based best practices in mindfulness and leadership to develop core mindfulness skills for leading with courage, compassion, and clarity in a complex world. The core mindfulness skills work together to create conditions for emergent solutions that inspire people, creativity and progress.

Focus

Focus is the ability to screen out distractions and attend fully to the selected task, person or object of attention.

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Curiosity

Curiosity is the ability to maintain a genuine interest and care for the current situation and person, even when the situation or person is evoking negative feelings.

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Awareness

Awareness is the ability to maintain an open and non-reactive stance of witnessing the occurrences in the outer world and inner self, including thoughts, emotions and body sensations.

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Inner Calm

Inner calm is the ability to notice and stay with the reactions and judgments arising with respect to a situation or person with an open mind and not giving in to the urge of reacting based on the arising judgments.

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Compassion

Compassion is the ability to see perspectives, feel emotions, and have a desire to ease the suffering in others and even within oneself.

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Balance

Balance is the ability to see and hold different perspectives including the different mindfulness skills such that one can see if some skills are in excess or deficient, preventing imbalance. Mindful emergence involves a continuous process of balancing the core mindfulness skills for detached clarity and creativity.

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Latest Blog Posts

23Jun

Search Inside Yourself for Adaptive Leadership

It was many years ago that villagers in Downstream recall spotting the first body in the river. Some old timers remember how Spartan were the.. Read More →
22Apr

Trustworthy Leadership: Compassion, Courage & Wisdom

Edelman’s annual trust barometer in 2015 revealed lowest levels of confidence in CEO’s, industry and government officials since 2008. It is clear that something has.. Read More →
09Apr

Mindfulness in Action: The Woodcarver’s Reminders

The Taoist tale of the Woodcarver is a beautiful metaphor for the work of mindfulness in action. Even reading the tale creates a quality of.. Read More →

Calendar of Events

Jul
6
Wed
Mindfulness Practice Together
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mindfulness Practice Together @ Downtown Mindfulness | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States

Why practice together?

Practicing mindfulness together deepens the practice and makes it more enjoyable.

It provides a forum to discuss your challenges and ask questions related to your home practice.

Join us on the first and third Wednesdays every month to be part of this community committed to living mindfully.

Who can participate?

This group is for people who have taken an MBSR class before. If you have not taken the eight week mindfulness class before, please check out the Downtown Mindfulness calendar for upcoming free intro classes and the full eight week classes.

What is the cost?

Please make a donation based on what makes your heart sing. Every dollar helps to keep this center going.

What will the format be?

We will practice mindfulness meditation for the first 30 to 40 minutes. After a short break the remaining time will be used for discussing a topic relating to practicing mindfulness. We use a poem, video or a piece of writing as a vehicle for self exploration and application of mindfulness in our lives. You can come for the full session or leave after the meditation during the break.

Because of limited space, Please RSVP by email if you plan to attend

 RSVP Your Spot Now

If you would like to get reminders about mindfulness gatherings and events at Downtown Mindfulness, please join the Downtown Mindfulness meet up group or email me to include you in the newsletters.

Jul
20
Wed
Mindfulness Practice Together
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mindfulness Practice Together @ Downtown Mindfulness | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States

Why practice together?

Practicing mindfulness together deepens the practice and makes it more enjoyable.

It provides a forum to discuss your challenges and ask questions related to your home practice.

Join us on the first and third Wednesdays every month to be part of this community committed to living mindfully.

Who can participate?

This group is for people who have taken an MBSR class before. If you have not taken the eight week mindfulness class before, please check out the Downtown Mindfulness calendar for upcoming free intro classes and the full eight week classes.

What is the cost?

Please make a donation based on what makes your heart sing. Every dollar helps to keep this center going.

What will the format be?

We will practice mindfulness meditation for the first 30 to 40 minutes. After a short break the remaining time will be used for discussing a topic relating to practicing mindfulness. We use a poem, video or a piece of writing as a vehicle for self exploration and application of mindfulness in our lives. You can come for the full session or leave after the meditation during the break.

Because of limited space, Please RSVP by email if you plan to attend

 RSVP Your Spot Now

If you would like to get reminders about mindfulness gatherings and events at Downtown Mindfulness, please join the Downtown Mindfulness meet up group or email me to include you in the newsletters.

Aug
3
Wed
Mindfulness Practice Together
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mindfulness Practice Together @ Downtown Mindfulness | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States

Why practice together?

Practicing mindfulness together deepens the practice and makes it more enjoyable.

It provides a forum to discuss your challenges and ask questions related to your home practice.

Join us on the first and third Wednesdays every month to be part of this community committed to living mindfully.

Who can participate?

This group is for people who have taken an MBSR class before. If you have not taken the eight week mindfulness class before, please check out the Downtown Mindfulness calendar for upcoming free intro classes and the full eight week classes.

What is the cost?

Please make a donation based on what makes your heart sing. Every dollar helps to keep this center going.

What will the format be?

We will practice mindfulness meditation for the first 30 to 40 minutes. After a short break the remaining time will be used for discussing a topic relating to practicing mindfulness. We use a poem, video or a piece of writing as a vehicle for self exploration and application of mindfulness in our lives. You can come for the full session or leave after the meditation during the break.

Because of limited space, Please RSVP by email if you plan to attend

 RSVP Your Spot Now

If you would like to get reminders about mindfulness gatherings and events at Downtown Mindfulness, please join the Downtown Mindfulness meet up group or email me to include you in the newsletters.

Aug
17
Wed
Mindfulness Practice Together
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mindfulness Practice Together @ Downtown Mindfulness | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States

Why practice together?

Practicing mindfulness together deepens the practice and makes it more enjoyable.

It provides a forum to discuss your challenges and ask questions related to your home practice.

Join us on the first and third Wednesdays every month to be part of this community committed to living mindfully.

Who can participate?

This group is for people who have taken an MBSR class before. If you have not taken the eight week mindfulness class before, please check out the Downtown Mindfulness calendar for upcoming free intro classes and the full eight week classes.

What is the cost?

Please make a donation based on what makes your heart sing. Every dollar helps to keep this center going.

What will the format be?

We will practice mindfulness meditation for the first 30 to 40 minutes. After a short break the remaining time will be used for discussing a topic relating to practicing mindfulness. We use a poem, video or a piece of writing as a vehicle for self exploration and application of mindfulness in our lives. You can come for the full session or leave after the meditation during the break.

Because of limited space, Please RSVP by email if you plan to attend

 RSVP Your Spot Now

If you would like to get reminders about mindfulness gatherings and events at Downtown Mindfulness, please join the Downtown Mindfulness meet up group or email me to include you in the newsletters.

Aug
31
Wed
Mindfulness Practice Together
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mindfulness Practice Together @ Downtown Mindfulness | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States

Why practice together?

Practicing mindfulness together deepens the practice and makes it more enjoyable.

It provides a forum to discuss your challenges and ask questions related to your home practice.

Join us on the first and third Wednesdays every month to be part of this community committed to living mindfully.

Who can participate?

This group is for people who have taken an MBSR class before. If you have not taken the eight week mindfulness class before, please check out the Downtown Mindfulness calendar for upcoming free intro classes and the full eight week classes.

What is the cost?

Please make a donation based on what makes your heart sing. Every dollar helps to keep this center going.

What will the format be?

We will practice mindfulness meditation for the first 30 to 40 minutes. After a short break the remaining time will be used for discussing a topic relating to practicing mindfulness. We use a poem, video or a piece of writing as a vehicle for self exploration and application of mindfulness in our lives. You can come for the full session or leave after the meditation during the break.

Because of limited space, Please RSVP by email if you plan to attend

 RSVP Your Spot Now

If you would like to get reminders about mindfulness gatherings and events at Downtown Mindfulness, please join the Downtown Mindfulness meet up group or email me to include you in the newsletters.