A mindful reflection of peace on 9/11

Chattanooga’s Center for Mindful Living is offering a short, reflective meditation on the anniversary of 9/11.

The 15-minute gathering will take place at the center beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Jann Sullivan, board member and secretary at the center, said the meditation is meant to provide, simply, a moment of peace.

“It’s about expanding peace and kindness,” she said. “We’ll keep it very simple with some guidance, quiet. The idea is to spread peace to your loved ones, to people who may be difficult in your life and to those who have lost people at large.”

Sullivan and other board members brought up the idea at a meeting. She said they saw it as a good opportunity to invite the community to what they consider an essential part of mindful living: helping to generate peace and compassion.

“Personally, I think 9/11 has generated so much fear,” she said. “It’s reflected even in the way the government is running now. The hope is to be able to turn some of that around, to move people toward a more peaceful and healing place.”

The Center for Mindful Living is still in a soft opening phase, offering open houses and various classes and seeking new members. Classes include instruction on mindful-based stress reduction, yoga and other mediation-specific areas.

In addition, the center also hosts a Monday night zazen provided by the Zen Group of Chattanooga and a Tibetan Buddhism meeting on Wednesday evenings by Chattanooga’s Tara Mandala Buddhist Sangha.

More information is available here.

If you go

What: 9/11 Patriot Day peace meditation

Where: 1212 McCallie Ave.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7:30-7:45 a.m.

How much: Free

For more information: Click here

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