Meditate in the City

- through Fabrice Groult

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The Association Méditer en ville invites you to discover, learn and practice secular meditation in a new place in Paris.

The wish of this team of professionals is to be able to help as many people as possible, initiates or beginners, discover what secular meditation is, in a pragmatic, simple but nevertheless profound approach.

Meditation is currently at the heart of the news because its many benefits have been demonstrated by a large number of scientific studies.

In our daily life we ​​are very often occupied by several activities and therefore hardly present to what surrounds us (automatic piloting). Meditation allows us to develop our presence here and now, to anchor a presence and a real attention in our environment.

Meditation practices also allow us to discover ourselves in a more subtle way, to be more present to our sensations, to those emotions that constantly cross us and with which we do not really know what to do. Meditation allows us to explore them, put them down and thus meet who we really are.

Mediter en Ville evenings, an original way to access and train in secular meditation 

Mediter evenings in town are hosted alternately by one of the Association's professionals (regular Monday workshops) and some are the result of co-hosting (monthly theme evenings). You thus benefit from a multiplicity of perspectives on secular meditation and access to different ways of teaching, all of which are very enriching.

Thanks to the Mediter en Ville evenings, you will experience different meditation techniques: sitting, walking, lying down and mindful movements inspired by yoga or qi gong.

Each time, a time for speaking, exchanging and sharing will be offered. It will allow you, if you wish, to talk about your experiences and also to ask all your questions.

This Mediter en ville format is different from the others because it is a collective of professional instructors driven by the values ​​of openness and sharing, brought together in an associative form, with a common intention. The goal is to be able to help everyone find the instructor who best suits them to build their own meditation practice, adapted to their needs and inscribed over time.

The complementarity of the contributions of the speakers of Mediter en ville

Three instructors, three very different personalities, two women, one man, three life paths, each with an initial journey in individual and collective support.

Natalie: MBSR lay meditation instructor, independent coach, specialist in meditation for children (Mindful'up) and young adults.

Véronique: MBSR secular meditation instructor, HEC certified coach, specialist in coaching High Potentials and gifted adults at work, leadership trainer.

Eric: MBSR lay meditation instructor, Zen Buddhist monk, trainer and instructor in the Mindfulness Solidarity association (intervention with prisoners, homeless people, migrants, social workers).

All three come from the same European school: IMA (Institute Mindfulness Based Approaches) and have the desire to share, in a safe, warm and relaxed environment, this practice of meditation which has changed their lives.

Calendar of Medit in town evenings: Mondays from 19 p.m. to 20:30 p.m.

Inauguration evening: Monday, February 3 from 19 p.m. to 21 p.m.

Regular workshops:

Véronique: February 10, March 2, March 23,
Nathalie: February 24, March 16, April 20
Eric: February 17, March 9, April 6

Co-hosted thematic evening by Véronique, Nathalie, Eric: "Welcoming the unexpected", March 30 from 19 p.m. to 20:30 p.m.

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Fabrice Groult

Fabrice Groult is an adventurer, photographer and Buddhist who has traveled the world since a young age. After studying Buddhism in India, he embarked on an eighteen-month journey through Asia that took him to the Himalayas, where he discovered his passion for photography. Since then, he has traveled the world capturing images of Buddhist beauty and wisdom. He was a guide for ten years, and is now a journalist with Buddhist News.

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