Meditation At The Gardens

Meditation at the Gardens
Fridays from 12:30PM to 1:30PM
May 3 through September 27, 2024
on the MCBG Event Lawn with Ashley Sharp
For millennia, people have been coming together outdoors to sit on the earth among birdsong and wind whispering through trees. Each class will have a few minutes of gentle qigong like movements to release tension, guided mindfulness meditation, and a short wisdom teaching to apply to your everyday life. There are benches to sit on or you can recline in the grass and gaze at the sky. Because we are practicing outside in a public garden, the practice will be open and inclusive of the environment and all of the possible distractions. It will be good practice for life! This class will explore topics such as staying steady in uncertain times, the interconnected abundant nature of this world, and the cultivation of gratitude and other positive psychological states.

This class will be held outdoors, so please be prepared for the weather with appropriate layers.
Rain, soggy conditions, or temperatures below 40°F cancel – check this web page or the Facebook event for cancelation notices.
Bring something to sit on (if you prefer the grass to a bench), sunscreen/sun protection, and drinking water.
Plan to arrive at the Gardens' entrance by 12PM to allow plenty of time to reach the Event Lawn, the class will begin promptly at 12:30PM.
To reach the Event Lawn stay on the South Trail (veer left) and breeze past the Dahlia Garden, you will arrive at the Event Lawn in a flash.

The class fee is a sliding scale of $7 to $25 per participant plus Gardens general admission.

Pay admission at the entrance. Members of the Gardens enter for free.
The class fee will be collected by the instructor when you reach the Event Lawn (cash, check, or Venmo).
Please note – Rain cancels the class, please check here for updates.
Meditation will not be available on the following days during the 2024 season: August 2