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MINDFUL MEDITATION SERIES - PART 2: FOREST BATHING

Dates:March 17, 2022
Meets:Th from 6 PM to 7 PM
Hours:1.00
Location:to be determined
Instructor:Patricia Brookman
Fee: $10.00  

Class will be held at: Marianne Williams Park 3451 E Barber Valley Dr, Boise, 83706 - meet at the parking lot area. We will discuss Forest Bathing and practice as we go. This is something you can use anytime you are out in nature, no matter what activity you appreciate. We will be using a sitting and walking method around the park. The path around the park is mostly paved. We will start with a simple meditation seated near the pond. Then we will take a mindful walk around the park path. We will finish together as a group for a tea ceremony and discussion. Please bring a thermos with your favorite tea brewed. Part 2 of a 2-part Series.

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Course Description

In Japan, they practice something called forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” So shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our senses.  This is not exercise, or hiking, or jogging. It is simply being in nature, connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Shinrin-yoku is like a bridge. By opening our senses, it bridges the gap between us and the natural world.




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