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The health benefits of meditation are widely known:  lowered heart rate, lowered blood pressure, relaxed body, calm mind, improved focus.  The terms “meditation” and “mindfulness” are often used interchangeably.  Both involve the practice of uncritically focusing your attention on one thing at a time.

The reason these practices are important is that the pace and the demands of our high tech, multi-tasking, work-focused society regularly activate the body’s stress response and  keep us in over-drive much of the time—with and without our awareness.


Open-Ended Weekly Meditation Groups

Sessions will run weekly from January 14, 2020 - May 19, 2019.  WE HAVE GONE TO REMOTE GUIDED MEDITATION!

These groups provide basic instruction and regular opportunity to practice meditation/mindfulness. Participants benefit from insight and support to establish a home practice.  Participants are not required to attend every session. You may drop in or register by contacting Pat Touzin at x2-3340 or

M - W - F (Nina Farber)  - 8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.     - Meeting ID 470 327 1308
Mon. (Michael Connolly) - 12:05 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. - Meeting ID 947 386 3138
Tues. (Filippa Anzalone) - 12:00 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. - Meeting ID 883 405 5251
Wed. (Michael Connolly) - 12:05 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. - Meeting ID 947 386 3138
Thurs. (Filippa Anzalone) - 12:00 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. - Meeting ID 883 405 5251

Shortly before the meditation begins, log into Zoom and on the homepage, click Join a Meeting (upper right-hand corner). Upon entering, there might be a small window that will pop up and say "Join with Computer Audio" or “Join with Device Audio”, click that button so you can hear me.

If you don’t have a Zoom account (they are free), go to and click “Sign up; It’s Free” in the upper right-hand corner.  You will need to download and install Zoom launcher in order to join a video conference.
Sign up for Meditation Updates and Communications HERE.


Harvard Pilgrim Mindfulness Programming

In times of uncertainty, Harvard Pilgrim’s mindfulness program is here, offering the communities we serve a sense of stability with programs designed especially for the public and our members.

Mind the Moment: a coffee-house in the cloud, for building community, feeling connected, and getting centered.
Not able to get out? Let’s bring the feeling of community in.

Join every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. ET, and every Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. ET, we’ll be getting our minds limbered up for the day with short bursts of mindfulness instruction, followed by mini meditations, all featuring our team of expert instructors.

Power up with us via your computer or mobile device, and then check out our archive of back episodes on the Mind the Moment YouTube page.

For information on accessing this series, visit: