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An Introduction to Mindful Living

Mindfulness is based on an understanding that life is mixed, having magnificent moments, and moments of challenge. What is important is the way in which we meet the moments of our lives, with as much ease as possible. Mindfulness is the awareness that comes from paying attention in particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgement and with kindness to self and others.

In this two-hour introductory session, Nancy Shinners will invite participants to explore basic mindfulness practices that include pausing and anchoring our attention on the sensations of the body and breath. The intention of the practices will be to stabilize our attention to what arises for us in the present moment and to bring this awareness more fully into our daily lives.

Friday, March 5, 2021
Cost: $15.

This is part of Awakening: A Mindfulness, Prayer, and Meditation Conference
Mindfulness, prayer, and meditation are ways that we can engage deeply in the realities of our world and in our hearts. Join us to reflect on and experience mindfulness, prayer, and meditation from multiple spiritual traditions. Learn about the difference these spiritual practices can make in your life. Choose the entire conference or any combination of days.

Other options
Satuday, March 6, 2021, 9:00am - 4:00pm; Mindfulness, Prayer, and Meditation Across Religious Traditions
Saturday Evening, March 6, 2021; Mindful Eating and Reflection
Sunday, March 7, 2021; A Day of Celebration Through Creative Renewal

Friday-Saturday Option: Cost of $135 includes $55 non-refundable deposit, Friday evening program, overnight accommodations on Friday night, Saturday breakfast, and Saturday day program.

Weekend Option (Saturday and Sunday Only): Cost of $205 includes $55 non-refundable deposit, Saturday day and evening programs, overnight accommodations on Saturday night, Sunday day program, and all meals from Saturday’s mid-day meal until Sunday’s mid-day meal.

Full Conference Option:  Cost of $280 includes $55 non-refundable deposit, entire conference, overnight accommodations on Friday and Saturday nights, all meals from Saturday breakfast through Sunday mid-day, and art supplies




Nancy Shinners has had a meditation practice for over 30 years influenced by teachings in Christian, Zen Buddhist, and mindfulness traditions. Nancy is a member of   the Madison, Wisconsin School District’s Core Mindfulness Team, a group of educators who facilitate classes in mindfulness for school staff.

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Introduction to Mindful Living


Awakening Conference- Friday-Saturday

$55.00 deposit required

Awakening Conference-Weekend Option (Sat & Sun)

$55.00 deposit required

Awakening- Full Conference (Fri-Sun)

$55.00 deposit required
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