Sharon Allen is a long time practitioner and teacher of mindfulness meditation and different forms of movement. She taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for many years. Sharon leads several on-going meditation groups that explore spiritual development through meditation, study, and reflection. Sharon encourages the integration of mindfulness in dealing with life’s ever-changing events. When it is suitable, Sharon offers the movement practices of Tai Chi and Qi Gong to enhance mindfulness. These movement practices can be adapted and are beneficial for people with varied physical capabilities.
Cultivating the faculty of wisdom is an important element for our meditation practice to deepen. Through a sincere meditation practice and understanding of the Four Noble Truths, deep presence and clarity arise enabling us to discern firsthand the causes of suffering and to engage a remedy for a beneficial resolution. Investigating Right View and Right Intention trains the mind in the development, understanding, and expression of how things actually are. Wisdom comes when the heart and mind are not clinging to nor resisting what is occurring in experience.