Research shows that a regular meditation practice can restore emotional balance, reduce stress, and improve health and focus. Practitioners report a greater sense of well-being, contentment, and feeling of connection to others. Mindful meditation helps one awaken to the richness of each moment in life. With practice, one can become aware of habitual reactions to stressors and discover new ways of responding to life’s challenges.
Mindfulness and Compassion: a Path for Transformation - Drop-in Sessions
Date: Thursday evenings, ongoing
Time: 7–8 p.m.
Cost: $14 drop-in fee (Discount with class card)
Please register at Yoga for Living
Would you like to become part of a diverse community of mindfulness practitioners seeking to live with more awareness, embodiment, compassion, purpose and openheartedness?
Are you ready to let go of a disconnected life driven by to-do lists, stress or anxiety?
Are you willing, through personal transformation, to advance the culture towards a more awake and compassionate way of being?
Mindfulness meditation is a path proven to change your relationship to painful emotions and stressful events and to foster compassion for yourself and others.
Through mindfulness practice and contemplation, it’s possible to relax your physical and mental patterns of rigidity, resistance and contraction, and to enter into a state of greater openheartedness and peace. Your own evolution positively impacts those around you.
Under the guidance of a professionally trained, experienced instructor, these sessions include guided meditations, poems or inspirational readings, discussions and sometimes, gentle movement or visualizations.
Practicing with others who have similar intentions forges deep connections. We support each other’s growth and development as we cultivate higher states of awareness and compassion. Through inner transformation, we transform the outer world.
We recommend that you start your journey by taking a 4 or 8-week mindfulness class series, but this is not required. We strongly suggest that absolute beginners schedule a private session before participating in these sessions.
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What are the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation
Buddhist Dharma Practice Group
Dates: Email Lori for current schedule
Time: Bi-weekly Sundays, 3 – 4:15 p.m.
Locations: Online and in-person (hybrid) in Shamong, NJ
Kindly pre-register by Saturday morning prior to each session by emailing Lori.
Cost: By donation
Through practice, discussion and the bonds that forge in community, we welcome you to gain support for your meditation practice and build relationships with others on the Buddhist path.
As we study the Buddhist view and gain wisdom through practice and teachings, we gain a clearer understanding of what leads us away from suffering and into a more joyful state.
Our community is diverse and includes both beginners and experienced meditators. We often benefit from the guidance of a Tibetan lama who has spent years in a monastery and completed a 3-year retreat.
All are welcome, regardless of beliefs. The atmosphere of these sessions is informal, open, and warm.
You can join this group at any time, but we suggest that participants have some basic meditation experience such as focusing on the breath, the body, sounds or a visual object.
Embodiment, Connection & Wisdom of the Heart
A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY with
Dr. Dan Gottlieb, beloved former host of WHYY's "Voices in the Family," columnist, author, psychologist.
Lori Volpe, Somatic Experiencing® and Mind-Body therapist, mindfulness course facilitator.
Dates: Mondays - April 17, 24, May 1, 8
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Cost: $225 for the 4-week series
Location: The Starting Point (Haddon Township) and online
Reserve your spot by emailing Lori@OpeningIn.com and making payment.
Through guided meditations, reflections, dyads, journaling, and group discussions you will gain an opportunity to
- Explore your relationship with your body and begin living from a place of embodiment, connection to your felt sense, and the wisdom of your heart,
- Increase self-knowledge, self-acceptance and self-compassion as you reflect on what is most important to you and what you want most,
- Gain insight into parts and patterns that block you from getting more of what you want most and keep you stuck,
- Be part of a community seeking to live a more meaningful life
A sampling of comments from evaluations for other courses:
"Fantastic journey (guided) of self-discovery and spiritual development: Look forward to each new moment and day of awareness and unlearning of things from the past 15 years. Very grateful."
– Julie S.
“I found this class awesome and life-changing.”
– Lauren P.
“Lori was outstanding. Skeptical going in but discovered a higher purpose when finished course. Never finish growing, learning, improving." -- Steve B.
Private Instruction available. Please contact Lori for more information.
Hundreds of peer-reviewed studies verify that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being. It is no surprise that this practice has steadily grown in popularity.