Mindful Monday Community Conversations - Mindfulness and Relationships

with Phyllis Mark

April 16th

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    Room: BSMC

    Mindfulness means paying attention to the details of what we are doing, in contrast to doing things in a habitual and distracted way.  Being mindful implies having awareness about how our actions unfold in the world and about how, unless we pay attention, we can be influenced by unspoken assumptions, wishful thinking, and concepts that we actually don’t believe.  In Shambhala, mindfulness is coupled with kindness and appreciation for humanity’s inherent wisdom and compassion.  Mindfulness is a tool for cutting through confusion so that our basic goodness can fully blossom.

    In this series, on the third Monday of each month, we will practice meditation 7:00-7:30 PM, and engage in a conversation about mindfulness applied to different areas of our life and society, from 7:30-8:30.  Each session will have a facilitator, but is meant as a time for us to share and contemplate the theme together.

    Monday March 19th – Mindfulness and relationships.  How can mindfulness help us navigate the confusing aspects of relationships – openness vs. boundary setting, vulnerability vs. neediness, dependence and interdependence, etc.?  (facilitator – Phyllis Mark)