Events Calendar

Downtown Mindfulness

Find a nurturing space in the heart of Downtown Amherst, where you can sip a cup of warm tea, learn mindfulness practices and skills and be part of a community of people interested in living with wisdom, compassion and creativity.

Shalini is a brilliant, caring, and fun, yet professional teacher. The 8-week MBSR course far exceeded my expectations. Shalini’s teachings helped me immensely in managing my stress and improving the quality of awareness I carry throughout my daily routine. I recommend this course to anyone – it is a practice that can be universally beneficial and can be applied to any intention. Thank you Shalini!!

~ MBSR participant review on Downtown Mindfulness Facebook page.

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
18
Thu
Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction @ Downtown Mindfulness | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States

Rewiring The Brain For Creativity, Compassion, & Ease

Mindfulness is a practice & way of being such that you are fully present & alive to each moment with kindness & curiosity.

About The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR)

MBSR was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the UMass Medical School to help people learn to relate to whatever is happening in their lives with ease, compassion, & clarity. Mounting research indicates many benefits including:

  • Enhanced ability to manage stress
  • Greater energy & enthusiasm for life
  • Improved self-esteem
  • More focus
  • Emotional regulation
  • Interpersonal benefits
  • Managing pain

At The Introduction, You Will:

  • Learn more about the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program – the background, science, and how it works
  • Get an experience of the approaches used in MBSR
  • Experience how your mind works on default
  • Meet the teacher and ask questions you may have about mindfulness or this program
  • Find out if MBSR is right for you at this time

Who Is This For?

This free introduction is for anyone interested in mindfulness or looking for secular practices to find more ease in their lives and it is required for people taking the eight week MBSR course to attend the orientation class.

Free Introduction Classes

If you are curious about the MBSR program or would like to explore if this is the right program for you at this time, please attend a free class or contact us if you cannot attend. This class is required prior to taking our MBSR Evening class.

If you are curious about the MBSR program or would like to explore if this is the right program for you at this time, please RSVP using the form below.

Please check the calendar for upcoming eight-week classes. 

To learn more about the MBSR program and its cost please click here.

Please RSVP On Which Date You Would Like To Attend One Of The Free Introduction Classes Using The Form Below

 Yes! Please reserve my place in the next FREE intro class I can't make the FREE intro class at this time but would like to learn more about this program

Select Intro Class Date You Plan To Attend

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

 If you would like to receive information about the classes at Downtown Mindfulness please email Shalini@RemindingProject.com

Sep
1
Thu
Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction @ Downtown Mindfulness | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States

Rewiring The Brain For Creativity, Compassion, & Ease

Mindfulness is a practice & way of being such that you are fully present & alive to each moment with kindness & curiosity.

About The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR)

MBSR was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the UMass Medical School to help people learn to relate to whatever is happening in their lives with ease, compassion, & clarity. Mounting research indicates many benefits including:

  • Enhanced ability to manage stress
  • Greater energy & enthusiasm for life
  • Improved self-esteem
  • More focus
  • Emotional regulation
  • Interpersonal benefits
  • Managing pain

At The Introduction, You Will:

  • Learn more about the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program – the background, science, and how it works
  • Get an experience of the approaches used in MBSR
  • Experience how your mind works on default
  • Meet the teacher and ask questions you may have about mindfulness or this program
  • Find out if MBSR is right for you at this time

Who Is This For?

This free introduction is for anyone interested in mindfulness or looking for secular practices to find more ease in their lives and it is required for people taking the eight week MBSR course to attend the orientation class.

Free Introduction Classes

If you are curious about the MBSR program or would like to explore if this is the right program for you at this time, please attend a free class or contact us if you cannot attend. This class is required prior to taking our MBSR Evening class.

If you are curious about the MBSR program or would like to explore if this is the right program for you at this time, please RSVP using the form below.

Please check the calendar for upcoming eight-week classes. 

To learn more about the MBSR program and its cost please click here.

Please RSVP On Which Date You Would Like To Attend One Of The Free Introduction Classes Using The Form Below

 Yes! Please reserve my place in the next FREE intro class I can't make the FREE intro class at this time but would like to learn more about this program

Select Intro Class Date You Plan To Attend

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

 If you would like to receive information about the classes at Downtown Mindfulness please email Shalini@RemindingProject.com

Sep
7
Wed
Mindfulness Practice Together
Sep 7 @ 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.