UNDERSTANDING MINDFULNESS THROUGH MUSIC Full day workshop with Garry Diggins

The Centre for Compassion and Wisdom Presents: http://centreforcompasionandwisdom.com

UNDERSTANDING MINDFULNESS THROUGH MUSIC  with Garry Diggins

Saturday, November 18 10:00am to 4:00pm

Native Women's Centre 21 Rosedene Ave, Hamilton ON

Mindfulness is the practice of focusing attention in the present moment. The practice helps us manage stress and anxiety, become more resilient with difficult emotions, and live with more self-awareness.

This highly interactve workshop explores mindful practices through group music making. User-friendly instruments are provided. No prior background in music or mindfulness is needed.

Gary Diggins has worked for Mindfulness Without Borders for the past decade and taught around the world. He is the author of Tuning the Eardrums: Listening as a Mindful Practice.

Some topics include:

• Making music as a contemplative practice
• Noticing emotional responses to soundscapes
• Cultivating self-awareness through listening
• Improvising as a means of staying in the moment

Bring a packed lunch and water container.
If you have your own drums and small percussion bring them along.

Cost: $75 Register: http://bit.ly/GaryDiggins

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About Arunas Antanaitis

Arunas Antanaitis is a retired high school teacher with 30 years experience and the co-founder of Mindful Solutions for Change, delivering mindfulness-based programs for educators, organizations and individuals. Arunas is certified as a Mindfulness Meditation Specialist and Transformative Mindfulness Methods facilitator, trained at the University of Toronto Factor Intewash School Of Social Work. He is also facilitator with Mindfulness Without Borders. Arunas trained with Dekyi Lee Oldershaw at the Centre for Compassion and Wisdom, and received certification in the 16 Guidelines and the 5 Tibetan Yogas. He is an associate facilitator with Mindfulness Everyday and Director of the Centre of Compassion and Wisdom.