Originally posted by Shambhala SunSpace.
Bringing yoga, meditation, and mindfulness training to disadvantaged kids.
We’ve written before about the Holistic Life Foundation, a fantastic nonprofit that brings yoga, meditation and mindfulness training to disadvantaged kids in Baltimore. HLF is hosting a benefit on Saturday, June 16 at Baltimore’s Metro Galleryto raise money for its programs.
Tim Ryan, Ohio congressman and the author of A Mindful Nation — and the subject of a Q&A in the July 2012 Shambhala Sun Magazine — will be the keynote speaker, with a reception following his speech. Prints from J. T. Liss (Photography for Social Change) will be on sale at the event, with 25 percent of proceeds going to The Bringing Holistic Life Foundation. Tickets for the evening are $30 and are available here.
Founded by brothers Ali and Atman Smith and their friend Andy Gonzalez, HLF provides yoga, meditation and mindfulness instruction, mentoring and other programs for children and youth from impoverished neighborhoods. After bringing programs into public schools in Baltimore, students showed improvement in their responses to stress. To see some of the kids speak for themselves about what meditation has done for them, check out this video.
And coming up next Monday, June 4, Ryan will be speaking at another fundraiser, this one for the InsightLA meditation and teaching center in Santa Monica, California. More information about that event is available here.
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