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Brach and Ryan to Present Mindfulness Event in Fairfax

Jun 04, 2014 04:33AM

U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan and Dr. Tara Brach will be speaking together on Monday, June 9 from 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Woodson High School in Fairfax, on the benefits of mindfulness on youth, educators and parents.

This event is sponsored by Minds Incorporated, a D.C.-based nonprofit dedicated to transforming schools and their communities into conscious, connected and compassionate learning environments, by teaching mindfulness and other scientifically validated mind-body practices to students, teachers and parents. Minds Incorporated works closely with school leaders to customize programming, to build their capacity and embed knowledge of mind-body practices in the community for the long term. Seeking a new way for students to learn, the organization works to transform the culture of the schools where they work, making them safe, inclusive and compassionate places to learn.

Brach is a leading western teacher of Buddhist meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. A clinical psychologist, Brach is author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha and the upcoming book, True RefugeFinding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart (Bantam, 2013).

Congressman Ryan (D-OH) has been serving in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2003. In addition to his legislative duties, Ryan is known for his passionate work to bring mindfulness into all aspects of public life. He is the author of A Mindful Nation, in which he explores how the practice of mindfulness is helping schoolchildren improve their ability to learn; veteran’s ability to heal from trauma and CEOs and how members of Congress can become more effective leaders.

W.T. Woodson High School is located at 9525 Main St., Fairfax. This event is open to the public. There is no cost to attend and no registration required. For more information, email [email protected].


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