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Mindfulness Meditation Group: New spiritual offering in Bangor starts Feb. 20

Community Author: Rev. Andrew Moeller
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The Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor (UUSB) is pleased to offer a new spiritual option for the greater Bangor community, the Mindfulness Meditation Group.

Rev. Andrew Moeller shares, “In today’s fast-paced world where the convenience of the digital age is at our fingertips, it is easy to feel disconnected, task-oriented, and we lose the value of being present. This group is designed to create an intentional community where one can develop his or her own meditation practice in a friendly, non-judgmental community. No experience is necessary.”

The Mindfulness Meditation Group starts on Tuesday February 20 and will meet monthly on the first and third Tuesday night from 5:45 – 7 pm.

The style of meditation will be primarily based on Vipassana or insight meditation which is designed to sharpen awareness, reduce stress and develop mindful and wholesome practices for daily life. This meditation technique is compatible with all religious traditions including those who are not religious at all, and those who are simply exploring a more engaged and less stressful lifestyle.

“The sessions will consist of a combination of sitting and walking meditations and weekly Dharma discussions,” says Rev. Drew. “In addition, the program is designed to be flexible and participants are not obligated to come to every session. We just ask that you bring a meditation cushion, a thick blanket or yoga mat to use for sitting meditation. Chairs are available to those who do not wish to sit on the floor.”

There is no cost to join the group but donations to UUSB are appreciated. For more information, please contact Rev. Andrew Moeller at drewuu2@gmail.com or 947-7009.