UPDATJoin CML Third Space and Help Manage Anxiety
Virtual Community Gathering
Sunday, March 22nd
These are unprecedented times and we are being challenged to remain as flexible as possible as this very fluid situation continues to unfold. So many of us turn to one another in times of distress to help regulate our anxiety and maintain some sense of normalcy. This option is limited right now as we must employ social distancing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
These events invite an exploration of the idea of “The Third Space”. This is concept, first introduced by media artist Randall Packer, proposes that physical space makes up “the first space”, remote space is “the second space”, and that together we can create a third, synergistic space, a virtual community.
We will sit together in guided meditation and I will offer some thoughts on how to best manage anxiety in this time of stress. There will also be time to connect in smaller groups and share our experience of this challenging time. We’ll also help connect you with additional resources to help support us support one another in the weeks that lie ahead.
We are fortunate enough to live in a time that we can gather virtually and gain solace from our communal presence. This is the time to look to one another, join together, and remember that we are stronger when we are in community.
Mindfulness Study Group
Facilitated by Laura Crosby
First and Third Sunday of the month from 4pm to 6pm
UPDATE March 18: This group will move to an online format until further notice
Join us as we begin A Path with Heart, A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield. Considered an essential classic that many return to again and again as part of their mindfulness practice, A Path With Heart offers inspiration and teachings for living mindfully, intentionally, authentically and compassionately - or as one reviewer put it, with "full-tilt compassion."
The Group will read together, so there is no pre-reading or homework involved. We will read, discuss and practice mindfulness meditation based on the teachings of the book. Copies of the book are available for use in the study session or to check-out.
This Mindfulness Study Group is freely offered. There is no charge to participate. Drop-ins welcome at any time. While this selection is based on Buddhist mindfulness teachings, the Study Group as a whole is not religiously affiliated.