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Mind Heart Meditation Series

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Are you interested in the calming benefits of meditation? Would you like to approach aging with peace and acceptance, and increase your mental focus? Learn various meditation and relaxation practices that help you live a more positive life in this 8-week meditation series, presented by the Living Well Network. Designed for those ages 50+ to attain self-awareness and inner tranquility.

Mind Heart Meditation will include readings, breath meditations, guided meditations, and walking meditations, along with John Mecuri-Dooley’s keen insight and guidance.

The class is for 8 Mondays, 1-2 PM, FEB 25 – APR 22, 2019.

Class size limit: 12

We will have a chance to meet four times for an hour prior to class, for discussion regarding meditation and related practices, and to connect and have lunch (bring your own, however tea and cookies will be provided). All Mind Heart Meditation students are warmly welcome but 12-1 PM participation is drop-in but not required.

CLASS SCHEDULE:

FEB 25, MAR 11 (closed due to snow storm), MAR 25 , APR 8, APR 22: 1-2 PM
MAR 4, MAR 18, APR 1, APR 15: 12 – 2 PM (1st hour is optional – it will include discussion on meditation topics and bring-your own lunch time)

WHERE: ANC Community Room, North Hall, 1651 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Pricing structure: payment due by 1 PM, MAR 11 LWN Members: $50 Non-Members: $75 (partial scholarships available if needed)

Meditations and topics include

Breathing – to calm the mind and body and live now with acceptance… Loving Kindness – to open the heart to self and others, to deal with grief…Affirmation – to encourage a sense of self-worth…What You Think Is How You Feel / Challenging Negative Thoughts – to stress the positive, to calm the racing mind, to accept self and others…Body Scan – to feel the energy of the mind/body, to manage physical pain, to ease anxiety, to feel alive…Imagery and Light – to brighten and open the mind/body… Protective Shield / Grounding – to rise above anxiety and fear, especially in social situations and in public…Using the mind/body to cope with mental and physical difficulties…Mini relaxation/meditation exercises to be done anywhere, any time.

About our teacher:

John Mercuri-Dooley has 30 years of experience meditating and studying meditation practices. He trained at the Mind Body Program for Successful Aging at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine. He developed his meditation program with older adults in mind to acknowledge and honor the unique experiences of aging.

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