The Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness occasionally offers special events for our community. Check out our calendar to see what’s upcoming.
Mindful Love Bomb
Gather with the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness (MAM) Community to send a Mindful Love Bomb where its needed most. This FREE event is focused on cultivating the benevolent attitudes and mental states of compassion, lovingkindness, appreciative joy and equanimity. Developing these qualities within ourselves creates a ripple effect that spreads far and wide. Together we can change the world! Any cash donations participants might like to offer will go to a local philanthropic organization of the teacher’s choosing. Bring your own cushion if possible as we have limited supplies – folding chairs are also available. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Photos and video may be taken at this event – your attendance indicates your permission for this.
- Tuesday May 21, 2019 from 7-8:30 pm (Register Here) – Dr. Tracy Ochester will provide compassion cultivation instruction and a special lovingkindness meditation. Together we will send wishes and intentions for peace, happiness, safety and wellbeing to the places in the world that need it most. Tracy will provide some tips on cultivating compassion in a manner that is resilient and sustainable, even in the face of great suffering. Then she will invite you to choose a being, group, community, or experience in the world that is most relevant to you, guiding you through a compassion meditation from the heart. Any cash donations will go to Journey to New Life, a local organization dedicated to improving quality of life for men and women returning to the community from prison or other involvement with the justice system. Built on a restorative justice approach focused on healing, hope and, most importantly, an opportunity to begin again — Journey to New Life offers people the power to change.
- Wednesday June 19, 2019 from 6:30 – 8 pm (Register Here) – Dr. Sydney Spears will provide guidance in the cultivation of mindful-self compassion and lead a self-compassion meditation. Mindfully embracing our own struggles and sensitively responding to these experiences with personal kindness, support and caring protection is the essence of practicing mindful self-compassion. Compassion for others starts with compassion for ourselves and the practice of mindful self-compassion can create ripple effects benefiting everyone we meet. Any cash donations for this class will go to Reconciliation Services, a community seeking reconciliation to transform Troost from a dividing line into a gathering place, revealing the strength of all. The class donation will compassionately support this agency and their efforts to help thousands of Kansas City human beings who are deeply entrapped in the pain of poverty and trauma.
Practice mindfulness for FREE and get a chance at 15 minutes of fame! In order to increase awareness about mindfulness and the services we offer, the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness is creating a video and we want you to be in it! This free class, led by a trained mindfulness teacher, will introduce you to mindfulness practice such as mindful movement and mindfulness meditation. In exchange for your FREE participation in the class, you agree to possibly be included in our video. Wear comfortable clothing you can move in and bring a yoga mat and cushion if you have them. We have a limited quantity to loan if needed. Upon registration you will be emailed an online waiver (if you haven’t already signed one), which you must complete before arriving for class.
Pre-registration is required:
- Sunday June 2, 2019 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Guided Meditation with trained MBSR teacher Erik Hulse (register here)
- Sunday June 9, 2019 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Mindful Movement with trained MSC and yoga teacher Sydney Spears, PhD (register here)
Save the date! Kristin Neff, PhD and Christopher K. Germer, PhD, founders of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and developers of the empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion program have generously offered to provide the Kansas City community with a FREE seminar on self-compassion! This particular seminar will focus on self-compassion as it relates to diversity and inclusion. Pre-registration is required as space is limited – register here.
When: April 23, 2020 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Delta Athenaeum 900 E. Linwood Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64109
From our Open House in 2018: