3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join Jamie Roberts for an online practice session hosted by Delaware Valley Insight and the Unitarian Society of Germantown.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators — all are welcome.
Topic: An Imperfect Practice
“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”
~ Leo Tolstoy
Have you ever described a meditation session as “good” or “bad”? Compared yourself to a sangha sibling whom you’re sure is a “better” practitioner? Blamed yourself for a wandering mind, a lifestyle that causes you to fall off the practice wagon or lamented that you can only practice well during retreats? Or perhaps you’ve decided that you, uniquely are unequipped to practice meditation (“I just can’t stay focused”). In fact, we all have the potential to become “successful” meditators. It’s about redefining what success is in the context of practice, rather than imposing unrealistic, even unnatural expectations on ourselves.
Practice isn’t about perfection. It’s about beginning again with a curious, compassionate mind and an open heart. When we misunderstand the process of practice or overlay it with expectations, we inadvertently throw roadblocks onto our own path. In fact, each of us is capable of thriving in our meditation practice.
Jamie Roberts, M.Ed., teaches mindfulness to adults, teens and children. She is an MBSR instructor at the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness and a teacher with the School District of Philadelphia. Jamie has completed comprehensive MBSR teacher training at Jefferson’s Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness and is a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor. Her work includes teaching mindfulness to teachers, teens and children living in high stress environments. Jamie is honored to serve on Delaware Valley Insight’s board of directors.
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