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Mindfulness Meditation

Come to explore the deeper meaning of yoga and associated healing practices at one of our special classes.

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You can see (and print) a full schedule of all our ongoing weekly classes, our monthly specials and our special events on our Schedule page.

If you are looking for mindfulness resources for school students then please go to our Mindful Moment Resources for Black Horse Pike Regional School District Students page.

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Dharma Study Group with Lori Volpe & Tenzin Kalsang

Monthly: Sundays, 3pm–4:45pm. Next class: February 25.
$By donation.

Save the dates for upcoming classes: February 25, March 18, April 8 and 29.

Pre-registration is required by Saturday morning prior to each session. E-mail Lori Volpe at .

Come join us as we practice mindfulness, loving-kindness and other forms of meditation, discuss Buddhist texts as they relate to modern life, and create a community of dharma practitioners (sangha).

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Through practice and discussion, and with a little help from Tibetan monks, we can deepen our practice and gain a clearer understanding of ancient wisdom. The atmosphere of these sessions, previously held at a rural monastery, was informal, warm, and sometimes infused with humor. Regular attendance will help you benefit the most from these sessions.

The two texts we will begin with are: The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva and Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness by Orgyen Chowang.

For more information and registration, e-mail Lori Volpe at .

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Linda Townshend

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Mindfulness Meditation with Lori Volpe / Linda Townshend

Weekly with Linda Townshend: Mondays, 12:30pm–1:30pm
Weekly with Lori Volpe: Thursdays, 7pm–8pm
$13 drop in or YFL class card.

These weekly sessions, led by experienced mindfulness instructors, include guided meditations, discussion, and sometimes gentle movement or walking meditations.

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In mindfulness meditation sessions we practice being more present, accepting, patient and compassionate. By approaching our experience in a relaxed, alert and openhearted manner, we can better navigate all aspects of life, even the parts that are difficult. Attending weekly classes is suggested to gain the cumulative positive effects of meditation and to sustain an at-home practice necessary for long-term change.

What to expect when attending your first class: Please try to arrive a few minutes early as classes begin promptly. You will be greeted warmly at the check-in desk. We request that shoes be removed before entering the meditation room. You are welcome to sit in a chair, sit or lie on a blanket, or to use your own meditation cushion. Props are available to help you feel more comfortable.

Many people report feeling relaxed, calm, or peacefulness during meditation practice. But occasionally when we unplug from the usual distractions and noises of our busy day, anxiety or other unpleasant sensations/emotions can arise. Your facilitator can help you navigate any feelings of dis-ease that you may experience. We are here to support your practice, please feel free to reach out with any questions.

If you are new to mindfulness meditation please read these tips on mindfulness before attending your first class.

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Winter Series
January 2018

Spring Series
May/June 2018

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Management (MBSM) – 8 week Course with Lori Volpe

Winter Series
January 2018: Tuesdays, 7pm–9:15pm. January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13 and 20.
Includes a Silent Mindfulness Retreat, Saturday March 3.

Spring Series
May/June 2018: Tuesdays, 7pm–9:15pm. May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12 and 19.
Includes a Silent Mindfulness Retreat, Saturday June 9.

$450 including materials.

During this Mindfulness-Based Stress Management (MBSM) course, you will learn meditation techniques to help calm the mind, deal with disturbing thoughts and emotions, focus attention, enhance the mind-body connection and improve relationships.

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Through experiential learning, discussion and daily practice, you can develop inner resources to make positive changes in your life.

Each week, you will be introduced to mindfulness practices to strengthen your ability to be more present. As you deepen the connection with your innate wisdom, you will learn to take better care of yourself and choose more effective ways of responding to life's stresses and challenges.

Rather than being driven by assumptions of how things should be, living in the past or worrying about the future, you will learn how to engage in life with openness, compassion and ease. Committing to class attendance and home practice will enable you to derive the greatest benefits from this program.

The eight week mindfulness program was originally developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn as a means to help people cope with chronic physical and emotional pain. It helped bring mindfulness meditation into the “medical mainstream” and is offered in corporate, government, hospital, work and learning environments around the world. Research has demonstrated that participants in mindfulness stress management programs may experience:

  • Reduced stress
  • Sharper focus
  • Improved memory
  • Reduced chronic pain
  • Enhanced immune system
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved communication

Many Clinical studies now demonstrate the effectiveness of participation in MBSR or mindfulness meditation in reducing symptoms of stress related to daily life, anxiety, depression, and may other challenges. Read more from “What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain?” in The Scientific American.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • My mind is too busy to meditate. Will this work for me? Yes. This is about paying attention to what is with acceptance and curiosity. This tends to calm the mind and produces many benefits. This is not about making the mind or thoughts "do" anything or change.
  • Do I have to practice every day? Daily practice is encouraged and will produce the most benefit out of the course. Even a few minutes a day will help maintain consistency.
  • Do I have to sit on a cushion cross-legged and meditate? No. The course offers ways you can incorporate the techniques into daily life so several kinds of meditation are offered. Group participation will be done from a chair.

For questions, more information or to register please call Rhonda Leone on (856) 404-7287 or e-mail . Space is limited, register early!

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Refund Policy:

Request Prior to First Class: A full refund minus a $50 processing fee will be given when requested by e-mail to rhonda@yogaforliving.net, a minimum of 48 hours before the first class. If a refund is requested less than 48 hours prior to the first class, the cancellation fee will be $100 or you may transfer to another MBSR class within a year.

Request Prior to Second Class: A full refund minus a $100 processing fee will be given when requested by e-mail a minimum of 48 hours before the second class or you may transfer to another MBSR class within a year. After the second class no refunds will be issued and any transfers will be done on a case by case basis.

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Lori Volpe

$13 Single class drop in

$120 12-class card

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Mindfulness Meditation for Experienced Meditators with Linda Townshend / Lori Volpe

Monthly: Sundays, 6:15pm–7:30pm
Next class with Linda Townshend: March 11
Next class with Lori Volpe: March 18
$13 single class drop in, $120 for 12 classes.

This monthly mindfulness meditation class is an opportunity to deepen and reconnect with your practice and spend time with like-minded individuals who share the desire to live a more centered and mindful life.

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Continue your mindfulness journey and build community as we come together in support of each other and ourselves, sharing moments of stillness and presence, inquiry and discussion - and maybe even radiating a little peace and compassion into the world.

The practice of mindfulness is a gift that you have given yourself, a gift worthy of nurturing and care. All you need to participate is some experience with mindfulness meditation and a desire to devote time to your well-being. You may even want to make a commitment to give yourself this time once a month for a full year of mindfulness – 12 meditations just for you – 12 promises to pause and renew.

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Forgiveness as a Path to Love with Dr. Dan Gottlieb & Lori Volpe

Special Series: Tuesdays, 7pm–9pm. March 27, April 3, 10 and 17.
$250.

Registration details: Please e-mail Lori at to request the course Registration Form. You will receive further information on how to submit payment after your application is reviewed.

Unhealed resentments hinder our ability to fully experience love. Forgiving oneself and others can open our hearts and help us let go of lingering anger, bitterness and resentment.

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Through asking forgiveness from those we may have harmed, and cultivating forgiveness for those who have harmed us, we can live lives of greater compassion and wellbeing. Join us in exploring the powerful process of forgiveness and what it can mean for you.

In this four-week class we will:

  • Learn what forgiveness really means and its proven benefits.
  • Identify, process, and begin to let go of resentments and disappointments.
  • Explore the fear of letting go.
  • Recognize current patterns of behavior that may be related to our wounds.
  • Practice meditations that can lead to forgiveness of the self and others.
  • Practice techniques that help remove blocks to self-compassion.

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Free Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Lori Volpe

Special: Sunday April 8, 6:30pm–7:45pm.
$Free.

This workshop will provide you with an overview of mindfulness and the important role it can play in reducing stress and improving the quality of your life.

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Lori will review the fundamentals of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and, through a variety of meditation and awareness exercises, you will become familiar with this practical time-proven approach that has helped thousands of people achieve greater balance, vitality and health. In this introductory program you will learn:

  • What mindfulness is and how it can reduce stress and enhance well-being
  • A variety of basic mindfulness techniques
  • Applications of mindfulness in day-to-day living

Many people are drawn to mindfulness from a desire to bring more peace into their lives. We live in a fast-paced, stressful world and often feel pressured by technology, responsibilities and even our own negative self-beliefs. Mindfulness allows us to center ourselves and put the power of our happiness back in our own hands. With training, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction has been shown to help:

  • Improve mood and energy
  • Increase focus and mental clarity
  • Manage difficult situations and emotions
  • Enhance communication
  • Improve health

This introduction is Free but registration is required. Please register by calling (856) 404-7287, by or using our Contact Us form.

About the teacher:

Lori Volpe B.A., E-RYT

More than 20 years ago, Lori's search for a meaningful life led her to meditation. The freedom from anxiety and greater sense of well-being she gained from practice inspired her to share what she's learned; feedback from students motivates her to continue.

In 2011, Lori accepted the invitation to teach with the Penn Program for Mindfulness (PPFM) where she trained. She supplemented her learning through a 7-day residential professional training “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine” with Jon Kabat-Zinn. Regularly encountering students struggling with PTSD and anxiety inspired her to become certified to teach trauma-sensitive meditation and to become a Somatic Experiencing practitioner-in-training. Lori has also participated in many residential meditation retreats and teachings.

Besides facilitating public 8-week Mindfulness Foundation Courses, Lori co-taught mindfulness courses to medical and nursing school students at UPenn, has conducted continuing education workshops for therapists, and develops curriculum for advanced programs for the Penn Program and for courses she teaches with Dr. Dan Gottlieb. She currently teaches weekly mindful meditation and mindful yoga classes and also works with students individually. More information can be found on her website, OpeningIn.com.

Ongoing training and practice keeps Lori's teaching fresh and inspired. Students find her to be compassionate, supportive and knowledgeable. A social activist for many years, Lori now finds that inner transformation is a powerful way to change the world.

Lori holds a B.A. from Kirkland (now Hamilton) College.

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Mindfulness Meditation Live Zoom Sessions

The Zoom classes are on hold for the moment. Please call (856) 404-7287 or send us a message through our Contact Us form to express your interest. We'll let you know when the next one is scheduled.

These weekly, live Zoom Mindfulness Meditation classes from your computer are an opportunity to deepen and reconnect with your practice from the comfort of your own home.

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It is an opportunity to continue your mindfulness journey and build community as we come together in support of each other and ourselves, sharing moments of stillness and presence, inquiry and discussion - and maybe even radiating a little peace and compassion into the world.

The practice of mindfulness is a gift that you have given yourself, a gift worthy of nurturing and care. All you need to participate is some experience with mindfulness meditation and a desire to devote time to your well-being.

Register for the upcoming sessions by clicking the Buy Now button. Once payment has been completed, you will receive a conformation email with a Zoom ID number and instructions on how to join the online meeting session.

Live Class Link: Go to Zoom.us and click on “Join A Meeting” from the top menu. When you are prompted, enter the meeting ID and register for the session.

Meditation will start promptly at 7.30pm so please join the meeting prior to start time.

Refunds will be given for cancellations made at least 24 hours before the start of the meditation. Please e-mail to cancel and claim a refund

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