Luzerne County Historical Society to Extend Mindfulness Meditation Classes

The Luzerne County Historical Society announces that, in cooperation with Jennifer Ciarimboli, it is extending the monthly mindfulness meditation sessions at the LCHS Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, for another three months. The first session of the fall series will take place on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, with sessions to follow on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, and Wednesday, November 20, 2019. All sessions will begin at 6:30 pm and are free to all participants. Brig your Yoga mat or cushion and join in!
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 explore new science and research on the benefits of mindfulness. Participants are welcome to attend one, two or all three sessions, as they choose.

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 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 Northeast 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 Wilkes-Barre every Saturday from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The Luzerne County Historical Society Museum is located at 69 Rear South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre, PA (behind the Osterhout Library). The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free for members; $5 for non-members and $3 for children. 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.”