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Taming your 'Monkey Mind'
Mindfulness Meditation is a 2,500-year-old Buddhist practice that is increasingly relevant for the crazy and stressful time in which we live. Meditation is a means of stepping aside from this ongoing life drama for a few minutes each day to calm down, clear your mind, and gain a better perspective on things. You return to your daily life feeling refreshed, restored, and a little wiser.
In each one-hour class, visiting instructor and life coach, Kerry Alan Rasp, will offer basic instructions in mindfulness meditation, lead a guided meditation, share simple techniques to calm the monkey mind, and allow time for discussion.
Thursdays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 11, 18, Nov. 1, 8, 15 (no class on October 25).
FEES: $80 five-week subscription; $75 WAC member subscription; $18 walk-ins (please complete registration first class only)
Instructor: Kerry Alan Rasp is a meditation instructor, MBSR facilitator and life coach. He completed his training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Jon Kabat-Zinn at the UMass Medical Center in 2000 and at Coach U in 2001. Kerry has been practicing meditation, primarily in the Theravada tradition for over 12 years and his teachers include Joseph Goldstein, Christopher Titmuss, Jack Kornfield, Stephen Batchelor, Bikkhu Bodhi and Shinzen Young.
He is on staff at Summit Psychological Services, a psychotherapy practice in New Jersey, and teaches meditation at Montclair State University.
More About Watchung Arts Center
The Watchung Arts Center is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to showcasing the work of established and emerging artists in the performing and visual arts. The center hosts fine arts, music and comedy events, in addition to offering are a variety of classes and workshops for students of all ages. Located in a historic building on Stirling Road, the center features the 100-seat upper gallery on the second floor and the lower gallery, a lobby, a kitchen and a classroom/studio on the first floor. Visit its website for membership, program and upcoming event information.
Other events here
- Saturday Morning Zumba at the Watchung Arts Center Tomorrow, May 25, 10:30 am–11:30 pm
- THE THREE PIANO DIVAS TO HONOR FOUNDER OF CLASSICAL SERIES WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCE AT THE WATCHUNG ARTS CENTER Sat, Jun 1, 8:00 pm–10:00 pm