Wende Museum Meditations with Christiane Wolf
Join us for our weekly mindfulness meditations. Whether you are new to meditation or already have experience we welcome you to this community sit in the beautiful garden of the Wende Museum.
You do not have to join all sessions but can join as your schedule allows.
What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is being fully present to your live instead of being on autopilot. Our mind tends to rehash the past and to rehearse the future. There is nothing wrong with that except that it does it too much and it keeps us from being with what is actually happening right in this moment. That way we it can feel like life is passing us by and we miss a lot of good moments with family and friends, in nature and just throughout the day. When we are present we become better listeners and observers and will make better choices, big and small. People who regularly practice mindfulness meditation report overall stress levels going down and being able to deal with whatever comes their way in a better, healthier way. They also feel more connected and more joyful.
We practice this through mindfulness meditation where we train the mind to stay with an anchor, like the sensations of the breath. Eventually the mind will calm down and so will the body. We learn tools to be with a busy mind, challenging emotions, and even physical pain. We can access peace, calm and joy that arises independently of what’s going on in our lives at this time.
Christiane Wolf is an internationally known mindfulness and Insight (Vipassana) meditation teacher. Originally from Berlin, Germany, she is a longtime proud resident of Culver City where her three children attended (or still attend) CCMS and CCHS.
Christiane was trained as an OB/GYN in Germany but pivoted to not only practicing mindfulness meditation but then teaching it, mainly through InsightLA.
She was trained and mentored by Trudy Goodman, Jack Kornfield, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Gil Fronsdal and others.
Christiane is the author of Outsmart Your Pain – Mindfulness and Self-Compassion to Help You Leave Chronic Pain Behind and the coauthor of A Clinician’s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness, a classic training manual for mindfulness teachers. Check www.christianewolf.com for more info.