Building Mindfulness and Compassion in our community
As individuals and as a community we are committed to engaging in and supporting others in living compassionately and presently with ourselves, all people and animals and our earth. We do this by striving to be aware, engaged and open to what arises in each moment with a compassionate heart and by supporting others to do the same. This group is open to anyone who is interested in this way of living; both in our local and global communities.
This work is a collective of individuals from around the Winona community.
Together we are city employees, educators, university staff, parents,
martial arts instructors, yoga teachers, parents, and individuals in our
community. We strive for this group to represent our community at large
and welcome you to join us. If this work speaks to you, resonates within you,
moves you to care for yourself and our community in a more loving and
compassionate way, then it is for you. We invite diversity of race, gender, age,
religion, profession, income, political views, sexual orientation and experience.
Here are 2 opportunities to connect and engage with this work and practice:
Lunchtime mindfulness sitting practice
Every Tuesday at 12:15-12:45 at Manitou Center, 686 W. 5th St., Winona
Join us for 30 minutes of supportive mindfulness meditation practice. This time is open to beginners & experienced individuals and allows for the opportunity to practice together. Our space is available and chairs and cushions are provided.
We will meet the first Thursday of every month at various community locations from 1-2pm.
Upcoming gathering dates are: December 7th and January 4th at Winona City Hall, Wenonah room
These gatherings are organized as a way of supporting each other, both professionally and personally, by sharing research, ideas, stories collaborative brainstorming and general inspiration and encouragement for continued work in our efforts to cultivate a more compassionate, local community and world at large. Hot tea provided.
Please feel free to invite any other like-minded individuals to attend these monthly sessions.