Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a powerful 8-week class that teaches how to use mindfulness to make lasting changes and leave behind unhealthy stressful reactivity. This wonderful program has been around for 40+ years and has helped tens of thousands of people learn how to live with less suffering and more joy and empowerment. You will learn various mindfulness practices — meditation and gentle movement like yoga and qigong — which become a go-to strategy when stress arises. We learn together in the weekly class, and practice daily with guided meditations and simple reflection exercises. This program has a very positive track record, proven through peer-reviewed studies.

This course runs on consecutive Sunday afternoons, Oct. 1 – Nov. 19, from 1:30-4:00 pm, PLUS a one-day retreat on Saturday, November 11, from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. Participants are expected to attend on all dates (some exceptions may apply).

Contact Amy for more information: amy@wayopenscenter.com / 917-216-5850


A weekly half-hour group practice session in Vipassana (Insight) meditation. See the Meditation page for more information about the benefits of meditation.

Every Thursday, 12:15 – 12:45 pm
Friends Center
Monthly Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
1515 Cherry St., Philadelphia
Free (donations accepted)