Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Weekly Meditation Bedford NH

Join Us for Meditation

Bedford, NH  Town Hall 
Thursday MAY 26th
Taking this time for YOU, and settling into the stillness with some reflective mindfulness meditation. So, unwind, relax and find more calm moments in the midst of all that is happening in your life right now.

Each week I will guide the group in a variety of mindfulness meditations.

All Classes held on Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. 

This class is for anyone, regardless of your experience with meditation, so beginners to the more advanced. Wear loose, comfortable clothes, bring along a yoga mat, pillows, blanket, cushion, etc. or anything else you may need for your comfort. Chairs are provided.

About the Instructor: Cecilia has been teaching meditation and mindfulness classes for the Town of Bedford and the Adult Education Program in Goffstown. She also teaches the full 8-week traditional Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program as taught at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where she received her training. In addition, Cecilia is a 22-year practitioner of both yoga and meditation. Those who have taken her classes are typically struck by her enthusiasm and willingness to share her knowledge of mindfulness practices. Making people feel at ease by debunking the myths and iconic images of meditation is what keeps people coming back again and again to her classes.

See below for details as to specific class dates:

2015 Dec 3 10  17 

2016 Jan 7 14 21 28   Feb 4 11 18 25    Mar 17 24 31
Apr 7 14 21 28      May 5 12 19 26

LOCATION: Bedford Town Hall (across from the Library) Plenty of parking behind the building on Meetinghouse Road.
COST: Fee is donation-based (suggested donation $5-$10 per class, paid by cash or check directly to the teacher each week)
SPONSORED BY: Bedford Parks & Recreation Department
Visit our website: www.BedfordRecOnline.com or call 472-5242

This weekly class is a time to practice meditation for those that like establishing a routine or for those who are unable to make our monthly Sunday classes. But it is also for anyone who wants to see how effective and truly beneficial meditation can be in your life.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Meditation Bedford NH

A Taste of Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group 
Sunday May 22nd
Bedford, NH
10 AM to 11:15AM
New Monthly Sunday Dates Posted Each Month on this Site 
We are located in the REAR of the building at BYPC, the Bedford Youth Performing Company, lower level, so follow the painted arrows indicating how to enter the parking lot. 
The Bedford Youth Performing Company is located at 155 Route 101 and Bell Hill Road, Bedford, NH. Bell Hill Road is located off of Bedford Center Road and also connects to 101 as well, BUT you can only enter Bell Hill Road from 101 if you are heading WEST. If you are heading EAST on 101, take a left at the lights on the corner of Meetinghouse Road and Bedford Center Rd. Bell Hill Road is about a 1/2 mile down on your left, just past the Bedford Library. BYPC is at the end of Bell Hill Road, on the right, just before 101.  
Plenty of parking out back and if needed, up front on the second level. Enter through the back entrance door and we are just inside the foyer, to your right. 
By the way, do not go by the attendance numbers on Meet Up to decide whether to attend or not. I get a number of other attendees from my Mindful Matrix Website, the classes I have been teaching, and lots of referrals! 
Whether you are new to meditation or more practiced, please come out and join our monthly Sunday practice group! This is a fun, relaxed and comfortable group of like-minded individuals who come together each month to reinforce their mindfulness practice or to discover something new about meditation. So, it is a time for both discovery and insight about yourself and your practice. 
Each month we will alternate with a variety of guided meditations, silent sitting time, gentle mindful stretches, and perhaps a walking meditation or reading relevant to mindfulness. Please try to be on time as we start promptly at 10AM. If you arrive late, enter quietly and find a seat. Turn all cell phones off or place on vibrate. 
The format for the class allows ample time for Q and A, and discussion at the conclusion of the meditation(s) and is time for you to discuss anything related to the morning practice. You do not have to stay for the Q&A portion, which occurs around 11AM, but can leave at this time. 
Regular attendance truly does make a difference, however please come join us any time you are able to schedule the time. If that means one Sunday every few months  or so, that's perfectly fine! Please feel free to bring anyone along with you anytime as well.
No "set fee" is asked of you, however it would be so helpful for all of you to leave a donation in the box provided each Sunday when you are able to attend.  I do share half of the donations with BYPC for lending me the room, free of charge. 
Suggested donation is $5 to $10. 
It is SO deeply appreciated and helps me to know it is in fact, appreciated in return! 
  15/22   6/12   7/24  8/28  9/25  10/30  11/20  12/18
Doing nothing is essential for thinking to occur. Many of the most important thoughts are unintentional—they can be neither solicited nor cajoled but have a rhythm of their own, creeping up, arriving, and leaving when we least expect them. It is important to cultivate the lassitude of mind that clears a place for the arrival of what cannot be anticipated. Idleness allows time for the mind to wander to places never before imagined and to return transformed.
—Mark C. Taylor