Maria Kahn: “Mindfulness - The Science of Meditation”

Friday, October 25th 2013 at 7:00 pm
CFI–Amherst, 3965 Rensch Road, Amherst, NY 14228

Hosted by CFI–Amherst

Mindfulness, The Science of Meditation
with Maria Kahn
For years, Buddhists and yogis have said that meditation improves health and well-being. Some recent scientific research suggests that meditation not only improves well being, but actually may help people stay healthier, sharpen mental focus and gain more control during stressful situations. This presentation will explain how we stress, why we stress and how meditation is being scientifically proven to change the brain's structure and may increase our ability to deal with day to day stress more effectively.
October 25, 2013

$5 public admission
FREE to CFI Friends of The Center and students

Maria Kahn earned her degree in Philosophy from Buffalo State College with an emphasis in Eastern Philosophy and its practical applications. She is currently completing her Certification in Applied Mindfulness at The University of Toronto. Her training includes working with Dr. George Hole (Distinquished Professor, Philosophical Counselor, Mentor) and retreats with Thich Nhat Hanh (internationally renowned teacher, monk, author and peace activist). Twenty years of practice and training has led her to teach mindfulness as a means of reducing stress and unleashing the innate potential we all have to live our lives with greater calm, clarity and stability. Maria's clientele come from multiple disciplines and all walks of life including business and healthcare professionals, athletes, students, artists, and educators. She offers courses in the classroom setting as well as private instruction and has helped people overcome their struggles with a variety of issues and conditions including stress (work related, financial, family/relationship or health), sleeping disorders, anxiety, high blood pressure, chronic pain, fatigue, headaches and other problems inhibiting one's quality of life. This Spring, Maria will be embarking on a 4 month international research project on meditation, visiting 12 countries in Asia and Africa while teaching mindfulness aboard the floating university, Semester at Sea.