Speaking Engagement

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Ed,

The universe is experiencing a convergence regarding an essential component of our health and vitality as human beings — the practice of mindfulness. My recent audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, my life-long interest in prayer and spirituality, and the neuroscience classes I’m currently taking are reflective of this phenomenon.

 

Every profession seems to be discovering the power in developing one’s ability to observe one’s thoughts and feelings with compassion and nonjudgmentalism — without becoming those thoughts and feelings — to develop some distance between our thoughts, feelings, and our self. We have our feelings but we are not our feelings. Mindfulness is the ability to go to the “ocean depths” in one’s mind and look up at the choppy surface of one’s life’s waters with compassion.

 

In the 10:15 Rector’s Forum this Sunday I will have a conversation with three professionals who are using mindfulness in healing and empowering ways. Ann D’Angelo is an educator teaching mindfulness to students and parents. Sarah Nichols is an Episcopal priest using mindfulness with hospice patients who are facing death. Charles DeLeeuw is a psychotherapist trained in using mindfulness with Veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress and other war-related traumas in their lives.

 

At the 7:30, 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services I will preach on Everything Is Being Put Together Again. Francisco Garcia preaches at the 1:00 p.m. Spanish Service.

 

If you can’t be with us in person on Sunday, please join our growing online community to watch the Forum and the 11:15 service live.

 

Sincerely,


Ed Bacon, Rector
All Saints Church, Pasadena

Mindfulness Practice for Parents

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Ann M. D’Angelo M.A. Mindfulness Educator

Bring the practice of Mindfulness into your daily life and cultivate a calmer, wiser, more balanced life with your children.  The demands placed on parents today are profound, slowing down, letting go of past and future worries, bringing awareness to the present moment is a gift we can give ourselves, our families, and future generations.  

 Benefits:

  • Develop a common language and practice within your family.
  • Cultivate kindness & compassion for yourself, your family, and others.
  • Practice conscious parenting by responding to stressful moments rather than reacting.
  • Recognize habitual patterns that “push your buttons” and an awareness to what triggers you to “flip your lid”.
  • Bring awareness to the beauty of life’s everyday moments with gratitude.

Join Ann D’Angelo MA, Mindfulness Educator in this 8 Week Exploration of the Foundations of Mindfulness.

Tuesday Mornings 9:00-10:30 am 
Classes begin September 24 – November 12, 2013
275 E. California Blvd. Suite E
Pasadena, Ca 91106
Cost $350

To reserve a place in the class 
626-840-0045 or ann.dangelo@mindspring.com 

Space is limited