A word from our lead steward:
Dear Mindful City Community,
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the difficult decisions all organizations are making to cancel and put events on pause, we, too, are postponing, canceling, and changing the format of upcoming events. We maintain our commitment to community and intend to support our continued connection, especially through these VUCA times (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous). To support navigating these months with calm, compassion, and stability, we will offer the secular technology of mindfulness through computer technology.
Starting this Tuesday, March 17, from 12-12:30pm, we will offer Being in Tune by ZOOM. To attend the session virtually, see the information below. Before 12:00pm, you will need to click the URL and agree to open ZOOM on your computer. That’s it! We will continue offering these sessions virtually until it is safe to meet together at The Ark. Check the Current Events page or Facebook page to get the link each week.
We are canceling the Mindfulness Hike and Yoga on March 22 and the Sunset Mindfulness Hike on April 22. We have also decided to postpone Mindfulness Week Ann Arbor 2020 and plan to offer it from October 5 – October 11.
Many of us are choosing not to go out right now. Mindfulness practice supports us going “in,” noticing our direct experience and anchoring to the present moment. When we find the mind wants to know when and how this extraordinary time will be over; when we've touched the face for the umpteenth time; when we note the impulse to keep checking the news; we can return over and over again to NOW. We can pause and notice, "I am breathing in and breathing out." We can say to ourselves, “May I be kind with myself and others during this hard time." We can notice the sensations of the feet on the floor. We can look out the window and see the that nature is designed to regenerate. Birds are returning, snowdrops are out, buds are more evident on trees and shrubs. NOW is what we CAN know.
Please keep checking our Facebook and Instagram pages for inspiration and practices to surf the tsunami of this time. Stay tuned for additional meditation sessions by ZOOM and other virtual events that might be scheduled. We are all in this together.
May we be safe.
May we be healthy.
May we be strong.
May we live with ease.
To attend the session virtually on your computer or other device:
before 12:00pm, click the link below and agree to open ZOOM on your computer. That’s it!
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