Mindfulness Meditation Class at the National Press Club
May 14, 2019 6:00 PM
This event is open only to members of The National Press Club & their guests.
Let's face it: being a journalist in 2019 means navigating an unrelenting news environment that can leave us feeling scattered, reactive, and maybe even burned out. Fortunately, mindfulness meditation can be a great antidote and tool to help us better manage not just our job demands but all of the stresses and challenges in our lives.
If you're new to mindfulness meditation, fear not! It is an ancient Eastern practice of gently paying attention to the present moment, with an attitude of non-judgement and curiosity. Lately, more and more of us in the West have been learning it to reduce stress. But it's also very much about cultivating the innate human qualities of kindness, resilience, and compassion.
Please join Eliza Barclay for a one-hour class from 6-7 pm on May 14 in the Library. The class will include some instruction, followed by guided meditation and discussion.
No prior meditation experience or props are necessary. We'll sit in chairs, but feel free to bring a cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor.
BIO: Eliza Barclay is the science, health, and environment editor at Vox.com. She studies vipassana and zen Buddhist meditation traditions and is a mindfulness teacher-in-training with the Engaged Mindfulness Institute. She's thrilled to facilitate meditation classes for her journalist peers at the National Press Club.
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