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Reflecting on Mindfulness

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Pictured here with Greg Snyder, the center’s director and founder of the Awake Youth Program, which has brought mindfulness practice into Brooklyn public schools, are Daniel ’15, Winston ’15, Adrian ’15, and George School Religion Teacher Michael LoStracco. Our students received formal zazen instruction and then sat two periods of zazen with the sangha (practice community) there.

 

by Adrian ’15

Before I came to George School, I never fully understood what the word “meditation” meant, and I had never even come across the word “mindfulness.” I had a preconceived idea that meditation is the act of sitting on the floor cross-legged and never knew the purpose of it. Little did I know, I hadn’t even begun to scratch the surface as to what mindfulness and meditation really meant. Continue reading

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