Meeting Challenges with Mindfulness, Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Trust
Are you feeling stressed? Tired of reacting to challenges the same way over and over again? Looking for another way to respond to challenges with more mindfulness, kindness, compassion, joy, and trust?
Come explore your relationship with a challenge through this six week meditation and writing series. No prior meditation or writing experience is necessary.
"There is the mud, and there is the lotus that grows out of the mud. We need the mud in order to make the lotus."
-Thich Nhat Hahn
Where: Palo Alto Medical Foundation
795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
President's Conference Room
When: 6 Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm
September 4 - October 9, 2014
Facilitator: Kaveri Patel, DO
"It's a gentle introduction to meditation with the facilitator's own guided meditations (which she also gives you on a CD). The writing piece is based on a poem and a prompt given in class and doesn't require any previous writing skills. The facilitator, Kaveri Patel, is a kind and supportive woman. I'd recommend this class."
"This class brings self awareness and deep insight into the human challenges we personally face. I experienced great emotional and spiritual healing. The meditations and poems paired up with the writing exercises are like the like the lighter fuel that helps to start the process of introspection."
"A great discussion group and way to explore different types of meditation - very supportive and peaceful!"
"Kaveri is the strength of the class leading the meditations with great knowledge and insight into the writer's perspective. Excellent awareness and feedback. The poems are beautifully and thoughtfully provided as a lead into the writing."
"If you are looking for a safe place to explore and enhance your understanding this is the place to do it. Kaveri uses both meditation and writing to help you dig a little deeper into self, the world and the yet unexplored."