Mindfulness Class with Jass

Mindfulness is the art of opening up to the present moment, embracing all that is alive within us and around us. It enables us to enjoy life deeply and cope with life’s challenges in a skillful way. It helps us to stop and slow down, understand the deeper meaning of things and align ourselves with our true aspirations. This is a drop-in group session. We will practice different mindfulness exercises together (mindful sitting, walking, eating, sharing…). Anyone can join for any session.

This activity does not require advance registration (but it is better to let us know at least one day before for the meal preparation) and it is suitable for both complete beginners and experienced practitioners. The contribution for this activity is Rs. 300 for guests; discounts available for multiple classes, volounteers & Aurovilians. If you need more information and register for this day of meditation, you can contact directly Jass by phone or Whatsapp (+91 733 945 9425) or write to joycommunity@auroville.org.in. For updated information about activities, therapies and events in Joy Community, you can visit our Facebook page.

Activity Timing:

Every Tuesday, 6.45 to 8 pm

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About the Facilitator

Jass (Gijs Van den Broeck) learned to meditate as a child. The past 10 years of his life he has dedicated to deepening his practice, studying with different teachers and travelling far and wide. He has lived and studied with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh for more than 1 year in his mindfulness practice centre ‘Plum Village’ in France. This is where he learned about tea meditation. After this he has traveled through China, exploring tea in depth in different Zen monasteries. He has also been connected with ‘Global Tea Hut’, a worldwide community of traditional tea & meditation lovers. The past 5 years he has been sharing and teaching meditation across continents, conducting small tea ceremonies wherever he goes. He is also a massage therapist certified by the Belgian Massage Federation and has been practicing massage therapy for a number of years; specifically, he studied massage therapy at the Wellness Academie in Belgium and ayurvedic massage at Ayuskama Ayurveda in Rishikesh.  He has been living as a volunteer in Auroville for a few years and he keeps on with his path.