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 creativity and progress.

Focus

Focus is the ability to screen out distractions and attend fully to the selected task, person, or object of attention. Mindfulness develops cognitive flexibility to be focused and clear in a fast moving environment.

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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 evokes negative feelings. Additionally, it is the ability to find out more when important information is missing.

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Awareness

Awareness is the ability to maintain an open stance of observation, becoming an objective witness to the occurrences of the outer world and inner self, including thoughts, emotions, and body sensations. Mindfulness develops meta-awareness of thinking patterns to reprogram the brain for conscious actions.

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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.

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Compassion

Compassion is the ability to see different perspectives, feel for others, and have a desire to ease the suffering in others and even within oneself. With the understanding that we all want the same things in life (happiness, health, love), compassion is the ability to act with genuine kindness.

 

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Balance

Balance is the ability to discern which mindfulness skills and perspectives are most important in making skillful decisions in the moment. Mindful emergence involves a continuous process of balancing the core mindfulness skills for fluid clarity and creativity.

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Calendar of Events

Jun
1
Thu
Mindfulness Practice Together
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 about 45 minutes. There will be an opportunity post meditation to clarify any questions you may have about the practice.

Post Meditation Kirtan

The meditation will be followed by a Kirtan from 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm that you are welcome to join. You can read more about this form of meditation using sound and silence. No singing experience is needed.

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.

Jun
15
Thu
Mindfulness Practice Together
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 about 45 minutes. There will be an opportunity post meditation to clarify any questions you may have about the practice.

Post Meditation Kirtan

The meditation will be followed by a Kirtan from 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm that you are welcome to join. You can read more about this form of meditation using sound and silence. No singing experience is needed.

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
6
Thu
Mindfulness Practice Together
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 about 45 minutes. There will be an opportunity post meditation to clarify any questions you may have about the practice.

Post Meditation Kirtan

The meditation will be followed by a Kirtan from 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm that you are welcome to join. You can read more about this form of meditation using sound and silence. No singing experience is needed.

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
Thu
Mindfulness Practice Together
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 about 45 minutes. There will be an opportunity post meditation to clarify any questions you may have about the practice.

Post Meditation Kirtan

The meditation will be followed by a Kirtan from 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm that you are welcome to join. You can read more about this form of meditation using sound and silence. No singing experience is needed.

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
Thu
Mindfulness Practice Together
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 about 45 minutes. There will be an opportunity post meditation to clarify any questions you may have about the practice.

Post Meditation Kirtan

The meditation will be followed by a Kirtan from 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm that you are welcome to join. You can read more about this form of meditation using sound and silence. No singing experience is needed.

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.