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Level 1: Starting a Regular Mindfulness Practice by Noorulain at T2F


Do you want your mind to be here now?

Do you want it to stop shuttling constantly between the past and future?

Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present to whats happening around us and what we are doing in the moment. Having a regular mindfulness meditation practice helps cultivate presence, contain our reactions and be less stressed.

Globally, mindfulness has really caught on. Athletes are practicing mindfulness to foster peak performance. Artists are using it to boost creativity. Students are using it to perform better on tests, and managers are using it to exercise better leadership. By training our brains in mindfulness, we build new neural pathways and networks in the brain, boosting concentration, flexibility, and awareness.

Have you tried meditation before and stopped, finding it too distant from your day to day experience? Was it inaccessible? Did you keep thinking “Is this working” while doing it? Was your mind constantly chattering? Or you have little to no prior knowledge or experience, but are curious about what it is about? Is yes, sign up! In this beginners course, we will create a kind, accepting, and interactive environment where we really get into it, no question is a “stupid” one, and we cheer each other on as we slowly learn to settle our minds. All we ask for is an open heart and mind, and a desire to learn.

About the Instructor:
Noorulain Masood is the Founder and CEO of be. [link: www.befullstop.com], a socially conscious business that aims to mainstream mindful and purposeful living in fast-paced and chaotic Karachi. Through its international network of advisors, be.’s learning experiences and resources build on global best practices on using contemplation and mindfulness to enhance wellbeing; while simultaneously customizing it to the needs of each group.
Noor has a deep commitment to living and acting mindfully, cultivated through a daily meditation practice for the last 9 years. She has attended more than 5 silent retreats, has a certification in Trauma-Informed Care for Professionals Working with Youth from the Center for Adolescent Studies, USA, and is a scholarship recipient for the two-year mindfulness teacher training with the Awareness Training Institute (Washington DC) and Greater Good Science Center (UC Berkeley).

Over the last decade, Noor has held high impact positions at nationally and globally recognized organizations including as CEO of Teach For Pakistan, ETC at World Bank Headquarters, and Director Research to Action at Collective for Social Science Research. She completed her graduate work in International Development from Harvard University, where she studied on a fully funded Fulbright scholarship. Noor has a deep commitment towards civic engagement and has supported the teaching those who have shaped the field of social leadership: Professors Marshall Ganz and Ron Heifetz at Harvard Kennedy School of Government (Teaching Fellow for 4 courses between 2012-15). Noor is also an aspiring musician.

Dates:
Session 1: Monday, 22nd October 2018
Session 2: Saturday, 27th October 2018
Session 3: Monday, 29th October 2018
Session 4: Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Timings: 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM
Registration Fee: Rs. 2000/-
Facebook Event: https://web.facebook.com/events/1827489404016244/

**They only have capacity for 15 participants, so kindly come in and sign up at T2F (1pm-6pm) or send them an email at info@peaceniche.org for online registrations. First come, first served.**

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