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Contemplative Humanism Group, a place to meditate

What we do…

Practice is based on different forms of mindfulness including those involved in sitting and walking meditations as well as those embodied in Hatha Yoga.

Meetings always begin with a lightly guided meditation, suitable for those who have never meditated before and those who have developed their own practices.

We then transition to very basic, beginner level Hatha Yoga. Our goal is to use the positions as an additional form of body awareness, which is especially useful for persons who have difficulty utilizing seated meditations as their sole form of practice.

On a rotating basis, we engage in a variety of other practices including compassion developing exercises, walking meditations, and exercises in mindful living as well as our signature contemplative exercises.

Why a secular, evidence-based mindfulness practice?

The Contemplative Humanism Group utilizes a secular and evidence-based series of mindfulness protocols, such as the ones developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

As such, it is recognized as an appropriate complementary treatment for a variety of challenges known to have emotionally-related components.

Because it is secularly-based, it can readily be adopted by all persons, regardless of belief system including those without a belief system.

As an evidence-based program, participants can be assured that the protocols engaged in have been scientifically validated and are known to reduce stress and increase vitality.

We meet on first, third, and fifth Wednesdays from 7:30 – 9:00 PM for practice. We end each practice with time to socialize over light refreshments.

What do I need to bring for my first group meeting?

Yourself, wearing comfortable clothing.

A yoga mat if you have one, but no worries–we have plenty of them.

The ability to sit in a chair or a wheelchair. While several group exercises involve standing, walking, beginner level yoga poses, or sitting on a cushion, everyone is encouraged to enter practice at their own level of ability and that level of ability is honored and respected.

Contemplative Exercises

The center of our community comes from our mindful contemplation and discussion of the ideas of those who have trodden the path of life before us or are fellow travelers with us in the present.

By sharing member-selected quotations from a wide variety of Humanistic, Western, and Buddhist traditions prior to meetings, an opportunity is created for attendees to share their thoughts, feelings, and concerns about the contemplation in a supportive environment during the group.

Suggested donation is $5.

Organizer

Dwight

Venue

Main Room
687 Larch Avenue, Teanck, 07666, United States.
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Phone:
2018365187
Website:
ethicalfocus.org
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Sunday school occurs at the same time as Sunday Platform.

Save the date events for 2015 – 2016

  • WELCOME BACK GATHERING 9.12.2015 4 – 7 pm
  • ETHICAL BREW: AGRANOFF/FORSTER 10.3.2015 8-10:30 pm
  • FALL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 11.15.2015 12:45-3 pm
  • ETHICAL BREW: GATHERING TIME 11.21.2015 8-10:30 pm
  • COMMUNITY DINNER 12.5.2015 7-10:30 pm
  • SOLSTICE EVE POTLUCK PARTY 12.12.2015 6-9 pm
  • WINTER FESTIVAL 12.13.2015 11 AM–1 PM
  • ETHICAL BREW 01.09.2016 Hannah & Maggie 8 PM –10:30 PM
  • ETHICAL BREW: PAT WICTOR 2.13.2016 8-10:30 PM
  • UGANDA ORPHANS BENEFIT 2.20.2016 6-9 PM
  • BC SANCTUARY BENEFIT 3.5.2016 6-9 PM
  • ETHICAL BREW: JOE CROOKSTON 3.12.2016 8-10:30 PM
  • ETHICAL BREW: The Kennedys 4.9.2016 8-10:30 PM
  • SKILLS AUCTION 4.30.2016 6-10 PM
  • ETHICAL BREW: Abbie Gardner and Jesse Terry 6.4.2016 8-10:30 PM
  • SPRING MEMBERSHIP MEETING 5.15.2016 12:45-3 PM
  • INSTALLATION/RECOGNITION DINNER 6.11.2016 6-10:00 PM

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  1. Mindfullness and the ability to stay ‘mindful’ is a dplevoeed set of skills. I can not agree more with the importance of this skill set for leaders in business, government, NGOs or any complex organization. thanks for reminding me of this, Jeremy!Without mindfullness, we risk the consequences of the age old delimma casuing ‘a spec of intellect in a sea of emotion.’ Unfortunately, we see decisions and behavior coming out this mindset all too often.‘Labor to think well’ and to be mindfull.All the best. Anthony Ghosn, WorldBridge

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