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December 21, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, a Dominican Sister of Adrian, invites you to join her mindfulness community to deepen your understanding and commitment to a daily meditation practice. Monthly Days of Mindfulness are held on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The schedule for the first four months of 2022 is as follows:

  • January 8, 2022 – Come and See. Take a Fresh Look. In this Zoom presentation, come to the New Year with fresh enthusiasm to embrace the truth of who you are and who you are becoming. 

  • February 12, 2022 – Amp Up your Happiness. This Zoom presentation begins an exploration of the Buddha’s eightfold path of cultivating skillfulness in understanding, thoughts, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness, and concentration. This session helps us to cultivate skill in the first three areas: understanding, thoughts, and speech.

  • March 12, 2022 – Life Itself Orients Toward Happiness. In this in-person session, we practice skillful action; skillful livelihood in ethical work, practiced with honesty and integrity; and skillful effort, aware of our negative attitudes and cultivating wholesome thoughts and more open-hearted behaviors.

  • April 9, 2022 – If Only… I’d Be Happy. This in-person presentation teaches the steps on the path to happiness: cultivating a skillful mind that is uncluttered, precise, sees through negative thought patterns, and guides us to inner wisdom and kindness and skillful concentration that is free of worry, restlessness, boredom, and dullness.

The cost is $25 per session. Registration is required for both the virtual and the in-person sessions and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing webercenter@adriandominicans.org. Limited scholarships are available.

All guests at in-person presentations will be screened for COVID-19 and required to wear a mask.
 
Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, Adrian. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.


August 30, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – Mindfulness is a practice in living honestly with oneself. Join the mindfulness community that meets monthly to deepen our understanding and commitment to the daily practice of meditation. 

Facilitated by Adrian Dominican Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, retreat leader and spiritual director, the Days of Mindfulness are held Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Weber Retreat and Conference Center. The dates and themes are as follows:

  • September 11, 2021, Basic Concentration. Through practice, we can allow thoughts to come into and out of our minds, notice them, and return our focus on our breath. This presentation will be virtual only, and will be $25 due to lunch not being included.

  • October 9, 2021, Looking Deeply. Mindfulness enables us to live honestly with ourselves and to take note of how our mind and body respond to certain things, people, and realities.

  • November 20, 2021, Wandering Mind. Learn the difference between watching thoughts pass by like clouds and inviting them to lunch. When we are caught by our thoughts, sanity is only a breath away.

  • December 11, 2021, Wholeness, Happiness, Peace. Living in and being attuned to the rhythms of the present moment means living in accord with life. 

The cost of $35 per session includes lunch. In-person attendees will be screened for temperatures and symptoms of COVID-19 as they enter and masks are required. 
Registration is required. Visit www.webercenter.org and click on “programs;” call 517-266-4000; or email webercenter@adriandominicans.org. Limited scholarships are available.

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.


 

 

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