Mindfulness Meditation: The Practice of Freedom is an ongoing workshop series hosted by the East Side Freedom Library. Join us Fridays 9-10AM. The workshop will be led by Marc Anderson, a widely respected teacher of meditation.
“Among all people, freedom is one of the highest values. The American ideal is based on liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Freedom is every person’s birthright; it is our very nature, yet its full realization can be elusive. In this weekly gathering we will take up the ritual of mindfulness meditation as the practice of freedom. And we will consider the meaning of freedom through shared readings, discussion, and writing reflections.”
This gathering is open to everyone; no previous meditation experience is necessary. The sessions are drop in and offered on a donation basis. Feel free to bring a lunch; tea will be served.
Urban Monk Marc Anderson will facilitate these sessions. Marc is a Zen Buddhist priest and the founder/director of the M2 Foundation, a St. Paul non-profit that offers programming on the art of mindful living. He is on staff at both Hamline University and Macalester College and has a long and successful career as a professional percussionist and composer.
The East Side Freedom Library invites you to an interactive presentation:
Turning Points: Discovering Meaning and Passion in Turbulent Times
Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated while planning a Poor People’s March in Memphis, Tennessee. This was a pivotal event in a turbulent year of fallen leaders, war abroad, political upheaval and historic social change that would mark a major turning point for our country that continues to resonate to this day. The Loft Peace and Social Justice Writer’s Group is commemorating the significance of these events by sharing stories from their new book: Turning Points: Discovering Meaning and Passion in Turbulent Times. They have been touring the Twin Cities talking about how turning points in their lives over the past half century led them to a passion for changing the world through writing and activism and how those lessons can be applied to today’s challenging times.
Please join us on April 14, at 1 p.m. for an inspiring and entertaining public event at the East Side Freedom Library. It will feature readings by eight Turning Points authors, live and recorded music, refreshments, and an opportunity for audience members to share their turning point stories. Featured readers will include Clem Nagel, whose essay "You Had to Have Been There" describes walking with Martin Luther King on his 1963 March on Washington, and Rose McGee, author, storyteller and creator of the award-winning Sweet Potato Comfort Pie, which has become a source of healing in troubled cities like Ferguson, Missouri and Charleston, South Carolina.
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 1-4pm East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street Free and open to all email@example.com and 651-230-3294
ESFL sends a big "migwetch" (thank you) to Jennifer Drew for her donation today of a complete run of "Mazina'igan: A Chronicle of the Lake Superior Ojibwe," from summer 2002 to spring 2018. We're excited to make this resource available. ... See MoreSee Less