The Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies at the University of Pittsburgh will sponsor a Mindfulness Fair on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Frick Fine Arts building on the university campus. All are welcome to this family-friendly event. The Mindfulness Fair will showcase mindfulness resources and activities available to both the campus community and the Pittsburgh region, and will feature information tables, collective practices, talks, discussion groups and activities for children.
Mindfulness practices are deeply rooted in ancient traditions, yet are emerging as practices and concepts that are highly relevant to modern life. The Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies was formed at the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 to promote scholarship, creativity, and well-being through mindfulness research, education, collective practice, and clinical and community service. To this end, speakers at the Mindfulness Fair will include meditation teachers from various backgrounds, Pitt professors, and community leaders. Topics will range from applications of mindfulness in education and healthy life choices; practicing meditation techniques; therapeutic uses; mindful movement, and more. A “children’s corner” is planned with crafts, family yoga practices, and introduction to mindfulness for children.