Pure Meditation School of Meditation
Offering Instruction and Support in the Art of Meditation to:
• Small Groups
• Large Groups
You have probably been hearing and reading for the past couple of years how meditation (mindfulness*) is being recommended to patients by health care practitioners as a way to reduce stress and the effects of stress: high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, insomnia, over weight, fatigue, moodiness, angry outbursts, depression, anxiety, mental fogginess, muscle and joint pain, immune system weakness, addictions to food, alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, and recreational drugs.
Studies have also shown the following as benefits to regular meditators:
Increased sense of overall well-being and psychological health.
Increased mental clarity.
Increased quality of personal relationships in marriage, work, and social situations. (see: http://hbr.org/2010/12/whats-the-hard-return-on-employee-wellness-programs/ar/1)
Decreased anxiety, depression, hostility.
* The terms mindfulness and meditation are actually not synonymous, though they are similar and have much in common. Meditation can lead to mindfulness, but mindfulness does not lead to meditation. Meditation is a tool which can greatly enhance the skill of mindfulness and therefore enhance the benefits associated with mindfulness. Tara Brach, a respected meditation and mindfulness teacher states, “Mindfulness is your awareness of what’s going on in the present moment without any judgment. Meditation is the training of attention which cultivates that mindfulness.”
4144 County Road 101
Minnetonka, MN 55345