Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, as a way of life

Mindful Meditation Retreat

For Immediate Release:                                                                     Contact:  Wendy Sullivan
November 17, 2010                                                                            phone:     585-329-5759

                       

Mindful Meditation Retreat

 

What:               A four-hour Silent Mindful Meditation Retreat will be held at St. Stephen’s Church.

For Immediate Release:                                                                     Contact:  Wendy Sullivan
November 17, 2010                                                                            phone:     585-329-5759

                       

Mindful Meditation Retreat

 

What:               A four-hour Silent Mindful Meditation Retreat will be held at St. Stephen’s Church.  This retreat will incorporate teaching on mindfulness in daily living, loving kindness, sitting and walking meditations, the Blue Tarp Labyrinth, handouts and a silent meal. Participants are asked to bring mats or blankets for sitting. This session will be facilitated by Wendy Sullivan, LMSW and Peter Sullivan, LCSW.  No meditation experience needed – this retreat is open to the public and wheelchair accessible. 

 Mindfulness is a practice that is gaining acceptance in western medicine as an “evidenced based” way for reducing stress; it is a way to manage your emotions from hijacking your brain.  It is a way to practice being fully awake in the only moment we have: the present.  “Meditation is not to escape from society, but to come back to ourselves and see what is going on. Once there is seeing, there must be acting. With mindfulness, we know what to do and what not to do to help.”   Thich Nhat Hanh

 St. Stephen\'s also hosts free weekly Mindful Meditation sessions most Tuesday evenings from 7 – 8 pm for adults and 6:30 – 6:50 for children which are open to the public.   Mindful Meditation at St. Stephen’s is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) model. 

 NEW:              A CD of meditations for children and adults recorded by the facilitators is also available for a suggested donation for CD:  $15.

When:              Saturday,  February 5, 2011

3 – 7 PM

Where:            St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 

350 Chili Ave. Rochester, NY  14611            

Cost:                Suggested donation $20

                        (Registration is requested for meal planning).

 For more information or to register: Call St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 328-0856 or email  wendy@sullybrown.com