Mindfulness Meditation and Practice Circle for Black-Identified Practitioners Mindfulness Meditation and Practice Circle for Black-Identified Practitioners Posted January 11, 2022 February 12 – March 12, 2022 – Five Saturdays 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PT This five-session program provides a safe and supportive space for Black-identified people to begin, refresh and strengthen their mindfulness meditation and practice to support everyday experiences. The sessions sequentially build on each other beginning with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, emotions, and thinking, and will conclude with a discussion on self-care in the midst of the current health pandemic, and social and racial injustices. The group’s time together will include meditation, facilitated discussion, and an opportunity to share and connect with each other. To register and receive the Zoom link for the program, click on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qcumuqDgiGtaumwIuSkHiwtTX4-mfP3uH Facilitators: Anne Roise & Karin Wilkinson Anne Roise has been a Zen practitioner since 1971 when she left Canada as a teenager to study with her first teacher, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She is currently the Director of Programs and Online Operations at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and completed the Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program through the Sati Center. She was lay ordained in the Soto Zen tradition in 2021. Anne serves on the boards of Mindful Schools and the San Francisco Zen Center. She has a graduate degree in City Planning from MIT and is a Certified Life Coach. Karin Wilkinson is a transformational mindfulness-based coach. She is a teacher and weekly mindfulness facilitator at The Center for Mindful Living, which is a part of Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW). Karin is on the faculty at Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development where she teaches mindfulness and meditation Karin is certified by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. She is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior’s Training for Mindfulness Facilitation program. She has a Certificate of Completion in Compassion Cultivation Training from the Compassion Institute, Stanford University.