The Cultivating Mindfulness practice group meets to foster mindful living through developing more finely tuned awareness and more compassionate inclinations of the heart. Sessions are experiential incorporating guided meditation, silent meditation, walking meditation, and teachings and readings from Buddhist philosophy and psychology.
Participants can join at any time and include individuals who are new to meditation practice and more experienced practitioners who seek the benefit of sitting together. Whatever your level of practice the invitation to “begin again” present itself with each new breath. Teacher Sharon Salzberg says, “If you can breathe, you can meditate.” Periodically throughout the year a series of sessions are devoted to the contributions of a particular teacher or text.
Cultivating Mindfulness is facilitated by Rev. Dr. Frances Sink, a meditation practitioner since 1995 and participant in mindfulness teacher training since 2004. It is a Community Partners program of the Unitarian Universalist Association. There is no fee to participate, but dana (generosity) offerings are accepted to support the expenses of using and maintaining the sanctuary at UUC as a place of serenity and peace for the Stamford community. No expectation of membership in the congregation comes with participation. No registration is required; and the series can be joined at any point.