Art & Soul: The Art Of Well Being - The Merits Of Meditation And Mindfulness

Dec 19, 2019

Ann Arbor Open Meditation co-founder Dr. Frank Anderson
Credit Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

If you're interested in a more stable, peaceful, or calm life, meditation and mindfulness may be a way to improve your sense of well being.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Michigan Medicine OB/GYN Dr. Frank Anderson, who also co-founded "Ann Arbor Open Meditation," about how a sense of awareness and being in the present moment can help you feel more balanced and choose to respond versus react in stressful situations.

About Ann Arbor Open Meditation

Ann Arbor Open Meditation
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Drop-in mindfulness meditation session, open to all, every Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm, at The Lotus Center, 2711 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor, MI.

Appropriate for beginners or experienced meditators.  This a secular meditation group with no religious affiliation.  The leaders vary from week to week and are experienced meditators from a variety of traditions, primarily Buddhist.

We predominantly teach mindfulness techniques with some concentration and loving kindness meditation.  There are two 20-minute sittings – the first is guided and the second is silent with time for short discussion and questions.

Guided Body Scan Meditation by Dr. Frank Anderson

Click below to hear a "Guided Body Scan Meditation" with Frank Anderson.

If you wish to contact Dr. Anderson, send him an e-mail here.

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