Ted O’Toole, guiding teacher at MZMC, said, “Our daily lives and routines have been upended during the COVID pandemic, and many people are using this time to find new perspectives as they rebuild and restructure their approach to life. On the day of the year that has become most associated with American consumerism and shopping, we’d like to offer people a respite and alternative that they can practice every day of their busy lives. Meditation gives us a tool to return to our original stillness, and allows us relief from an out-of-control mind that constantly rushes forward into the future or rewinds back to the past.”
“A growing body of evidence shows meditation has a range of benefits for all types of people—not just for insomnia and anxiety sufferers, but for anyone interested in health and wellness. Our Blank Friday open house provides a good introduction for those who are curious about all the recent media attention or want to learn how to meditate." Join us to face the blank wall in meditation. Our seventh annual “Blank Friday” event is an open house featuring two 60-minute classes on “Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation” at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The classes will be held in the center’s main hall, and will also be streamed online.
For experienced meditators, there will be a meditation room, with a 20-minute sitting every half-hour, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m. Please join us for one or more sessions.
We'll also be giving tours of our newly renovated facility throughout the day, so stop in and visit!