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The Art and Science of Mindfulness

  • S. Dillon Ripley Center 1100 Jefferson Drive Southwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)

Practicing mindfulness can help us to be more present in our lives by promoting a deeper and richer awareness of our inner self. This, in turn, allows us to focus better and can even help alleviate stress and other negative mental and physical states.

Meditation teacher Hugh Byrne explains how mindfulness works and how to cultivate it in meditation and in daily life. He explores the origins of mindfulness in Buddhist teachings, discusses the benefits demonstrated in research studies, examines its role in changing habits, and provides skills and practices to use in daily life. Each session includes experiential practices of mindfulness. No experience or special equipment is required. Students may bring a pillow or cushion or use the chairs provided.