Increase Well-Being and Happiness
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Reba Connell
The most important thing
is to remember
the most important thing.
Suzuki Roshi, Japanese Zen Master who brought Zen Buddhism to the West
Is it not a community service for you to be less irritated? If you don't send angry email, aren't we starting to contribute to a more peaceful world?
“During stress, the heart rate goes up, breathing becomes shallow, and the body tenses,” she says, “You may feel overwhelmed, sad, angry, worried, or numb. You don't sleep well. You just don't have enough time to do everything. It becomes harder to make decisions.
“Meditation has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and increase well-being for some individuals. It is possible to become your own friend, to become kinder to yourself and more welcoming of all of your experience, including difficulty.”
Reba has been described by one of her students as, “A very kind, loving, insightful human being and teacher. Also humble in a way that is inspiring. Her calm, clear, and gentle way of leading the meditation portions of the class make it all but impossible not to participate and learn.”
Reba’s presentation on Sunday will be experiential and she will answer questions about how each of us can personally benefit from mindfulness based stress reduction.
Each Elders’ Guild Meeting is a Celebration of Life that Enlivens the Spirit.
Please bring (relatively) healthy treats to share
We shmooze from 1:45 to 2:00 and begin at two
Admission is free. Please be generous when we pass the basket to cover the cost of our room rental.
1901 Hearst Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709
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