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      Kind Hearted: A mindfulness retreat dedicated to those who show up for others in Madison

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      January 10, 2020

      Friday   5:30 PM

      2717 Atwood Avenue
      Madison, Wisconsin 53704

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      Kind Hearted: A mindfulness retreat dedicated to those who show up for others

      What happens when someone shows up for us? When we feel someone's presence, their confidence, their love, their acceptance? Join us to cultivate the qualities of calm and compassionate presence within each of us while we dedicate our weekend to all who care for others through difficulty. We'll water the seeds of relational mindfulness—how we are present with those we may serve in a caring capacity, and those we love—by coming fully into a sensitive, collected awareness of our own experience. What to expect:  This day long event offers an optional evening session for those new to mindfulness meditation, so everyone, at any level of practice, can reap the fruits of starting the year with a day of mindfulness. Friday: 5.30pm–8pm Please be sure to come to our Friday session especially if you're new to meditation or have not participated in retreats in the past. We'll do brief introductions, discuss the aims of the retreat, review the intentions of mindfulness practices, and explore instructions for self-care during our day of practice. Saturday: 8.30am–4.30pm An introduction to mindfulness and relational mindfulness A day of secular mindfulness practices, led by an MBSR teacher Trauma-sensitive spaciously guided practices Alternating 30-45 minute periods of sitting, walking or movement in the morning and afternoon A silent lunch midday Silence throughout our day, with an end of day check-in Bring your own cushions or inquire about availability (we have a limited number of cushions) Lunch is provided on Saturday. While intended to be a day or respite and support for those who are teachers, professional caregivers, or family carers, this day of practice is for any of us who want to extend into the world the qualities of compassion and clarity. All are welcome and our aim is to turn towards our own experience. If we hope to be of benefit to others, we have to find ways to care for ourselves. 5% of the proceeds from this retreat will go to NAMI, Dane County. NAMI provides education, support and advocacy for those living with mental illness and the families that care for them.

      Categories: Health & Wellness

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