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Mindfulness for All at First Parish of Sudbury


MindfulnessStonesFor a number of years the First Parish meditation  group has been meeting on Thursdays between 1:00 and 2:30 pm in The Commons.

On Thursday September 17, we will come together for the first time after the summer interval of “informal” meetings.

The book we will be reading and reflecting on together is Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn. This is a book that is a brilliant combination of descriptions, instructions, and reflections about the practice of mindfulness – how it is available to all of us, and of immeasurable benefit. As with all of his books, this one is for beginning meditators as well as longtime practitioners — and so is the Thursday meditation group! All are welcome to come and give it a try.

The structure of the group is simple: 30 minutes of meditation with instruction at intervals (offered by Laine Gifford, the group leader); 15 minutes of walking meditation, again with simple instructions from Laine; 45 minutes for observations & questions about the experience of mediation, and discussion of the reading for each week.

All are very welcome and encouraged to come explore this spiritual practice to see what it offers for you.

Contact any of these members for more information:

Laine Gifford-

Susan Stocker –

Bridget Hanson –