If you are looking for an outdoor mindful exercise, gardening could be your answer.
We have a new opportunity for you to apply mindfulness outside our regular group meditation sessions! Many of you who garden know that gardening is an activity that brings inner peace and focus. It is a practice that sparks all five senses, allowing you to live in the present moment. By smelling flowers, feeling the soil, pulling weeds or watering the ground, all these little focuses pull one into a flow of concentration that welcomes a healthy mind. Gardening not only creates inner peace and contentment for oneself but also a beautiful environment for others to enjoy.
For those of you who are interested, we will be doing some light gardening around the meditation center. This activity is beneficial to all whether you are a seasoned gardener or have never picked up a hose in your life. Our light gardening will take place Wednesdays in June, July, and August from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, weather permitting. (6224 W Gunnision St. Chicago)
You do not have to bring anything other than a ready attitude to enjoy the beauty of nature. For those of you who would like to come but have scheduling conflicts, please email us and we can schedule a time that better works for you!