Mindfulness in Society

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Presented by NHTI, Concord's Community College
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Saturday, September 8th, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NHTI Campus, Concord, NH

Featuring nationally-known speakers​

Sharon SalzbergSharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of ten books including her seminal work, Lovingkindness. Acclaimed for her humorous, down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible.

Tim RyanCongressman Tim Ryan received his law degree from the UNH School of Law and has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2002. Tim is a dynamic leader known for challenging both parties to rebuild the middle class. He is a champion of efforts to make college more affordable, revitalize America’s cities and improve the health and well-being of American families and children. He is the author of A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit.

Charlie HartwellCharlie Hartwell is a change agent who shepherds ideas, resources and talent to drive global sustainable growth. A Harvard Business School graduate, Charlie has served in leadership roles in 14 different industries.  For the past seven years, he has served as the Operating Partner for the Bridge Builders Collaborative, a group of investors and businesspeople who have come together to invest in the Mind Training space.

Richard BradyRichard Brady is a retreat leader, writer, conference coordinator, and educational consultant.  He is a board member and a founder of the Mindfulness in Education Network, an international organization with 1,700 participants.  In 2001, he was recognized by Thich Nhat Hanh as a teacher in his tradition with a special focus on cultivating mindfulness in young people.

Lisa Flyn Yoga and Mindfulness leaderLisa Flynn is a respected leader in the field of yoga and mindfulness for children and in schools, as well as an accomplished author on these subjects. Her ChildLight Yoga and Yoga 4 Classrooms organizations provide evidence and trauma-informed professional development training, curricula, products and support for those who support the social, emotional and physical well-being of children.

Margaret Fletcher Mindful-Based Stress Reduction TeacherMargaret Fletcher teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and other mindfulness-based programs, professional trainings, and presentations in the various educational pathways at the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) at UMass Medical School. She brings over two decades of experience in corporate, small business and non-profit settings. Prior to coming to the CFM, Margaret was guiding teacher for White Mountain Sangha, a non-dual meditation community in NH. She is a founding member of the NH Professional Mindfulness Community.

Workshop Topics:
Explore how mindfulness can be used in meditation, politics, education, and business. Mindfulness helps people succeed academically and professionally, thrive at a personal level, live satisfying lives, and connect with themselves and others.  Practicing mindfulness can reduce hate, resentment, and misunderstanding, as well as increase compassion, understanding, and cooperation.


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Mindful Movement with Lisa Flynn, Yoga 4 Classrooms

9:00-9:30 Keynote Address
  Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH)
9:45-10:45 Workshops
  1.  Charlie Hartwell
  2.  Margaret Fletcher,Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School
11:00-12:00 Workshops
  3.  Sharon Salzberg
  4. Richard Brady


Mindful Movement with Lisa Flynn, Yoga 4 Classrooms

1:00-2:00 Workshops
  1.  Charlie Hartwell
  2.  Margaret Fletcher,Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School
2:15-3:15 Workshops
  3.  Sharon Salzberg
  4.  Richard Brady
3:30-4:45 Panel Discussion/Q&A
4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks
  Dan Huston, Professor of English & Communication, NHTI

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