Mindfulness Meditation #1
The Luzerne County Historical Society will be offering monthly mindfulness meditation talks in the Luzerne County Museum, 69 South Franklin Street Wilkes-Barre. The meditation groups will begin meeting on June 19th with classes to follow each successive third Wednesday. All groups will meet at 6:30pm. Insight meditation focuses on formal mindfulness practices from the teachings of the Buddha and focuses on three specific methods/techniques including Insight (Vipassana), Concentration (Samatha) and Compassion (Metta). The group will cover a particular area of interest each month, talk about specific traditional teachings and also cover new science and research on the benefits of mindfulness.
Jennifer Ciarimboli will be leading the talk and practice. Jennifer has trained extensively in these methods for the last five years and is certified to teach under the direction of Sarah & Ty Powers through their Insight Yoga Institute. She is also a current student of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach through their Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training. Jennifer has a dedicated, formal daily practice, participates in noble, silent retreats twice a year and has been leading yoga, pranayam and meditation classes, workshops and trainings throughout the NE since 2008. Jennifer has a deep love of serving and sharing these transformative practices with her local community in NEPA and started the Riverfront Yoga Project in 2009 which has successfully grown with over 175 students participating in free yoga at the Millenium Portal in downtown WB every Saturday from Memorial Day through Labor Day every summer.
The Luzerne County Museum is located at the rear of 69 South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre, PA (behind the Osterhout Library). The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free for members; $5 for non-members and $3 for children. Additional exhibitions on view at the museum include: “Native Americans in the Wyoming Valley,” “The Battle of Wyoming at 240: Revolution on the Homefront”, and ““Mysterious Customs and Warm Charity: Fraternal Organizations in the Wyoming Valley”.