Mindfulness Club

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is all about being aware. When you are being actively mindful, you are noticing and paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and movements, and also to the effects you have on those around you.

What’s the Difference Between Meditation and Mindfulness?

Meditation is a formal way to practice mindfulness.  Where meditation is usually practiced for a specific amount of time, mindfulness can be applied to any situation throughout the day.

Words like mindfulness and meditation are becoming everyday terms in Western colloquialism. The question becomes: Are these words interchangeable?  Read More about this from The Chopra Center…. 

Mindfulness Club

Do you find traditional mediation offerings intimidating?
Do you feel like its too hard to meditate for longer periods of time?
Are you concerned you’ll have to sit on the floor with your legs crossed?
Would you like to understand what mindfulness is and how it can help you?
Would you like to meet other people interested in mindfulness?
Would you like an easy way to fit mindfulness and meditation into your life?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then considering showing up for the Mindfulness Club.

The Mindfulness Club Is:

    • Casual
    • Open to all
    • Non-denominational, non-religious
    • About bringing people together who have any interest in mindfulness or meditation
    • About building a mindful community in a simple and comfortable format
    • Educational
    • Encourages people new to meditation to give mindfulness a try

Designed for newcomers and anyone who would like a simple meditation practice and/or to be a part of the mindfulness community.  This is not just about meditation.  The Mindfulness Club is more about the general concept of being fully present of where we are and what we’re doing throughout our day.

Although there will be a very short silent meditation (about 10 minutes) at each meeting, the rest of the time will be spent learning about/discussing mindfulness and meditation and meeting other people interested in mindfulness.

Mindfulness Club Meeting Format:  

    1. Brief overview of Mindfulness & Meditation (a few minutes, but important to do each meeting for the benefit of any newcomers)
    2. Introduction for each week’s meditation (a new simple mantra and centering thought each week)
    3. A short silent meditation (about 10 minutes)
    4. Informational handout on mindfulness, once in a while
    5. For anyone who wants to stay, there will be time after the meditation for members to discuss mindfulness on their own and to meet other people interested in mindfulness.

*** If anyone in the group is interested, a future club activity could be outdoor mediation walks that leave from, and return to, the studio. ***

The Mindfulness Club is not about the type of meditation called mindfulness meditation.  During the meditation time, members are encouraged to practice whatever type of meditation they prefer.

Meeting Location:  The club will meet in the large studio room at Studio Time and Space located at 59 Main St, Springfield, VT.  Please be prepared to leave your shoes and electronic devices in the hallway outside the studio room during the meeting. 

See Calendar for meeting dates and details.

The Mindfulness Club is free but a donation in any amount is welcomed at anytime to help pay for the costs of the studio.  Studio Time and Space is a charity and operates on donations.


Looking for a longer meditation time?  Check out the studio’s weekly Meditation Practice.  It consists of two, 1/2 hour silent sitting meditations with a few minutes of walking meditation in between the sittings.  We start promptly on time.  If you don’t want to do a full hour of meditation, you are welcome to attend the first part and leave quietly during/after the walking meditation.

See Calendar for meeting dates and details.