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.
Mindfulness of Right Intention is a noble gift which strengthens ethical and mental development. According to the Samma Sankappa sutta, Right Intention carries three main expressions: the intentions of renunciation, good will, and harmlessness. These intentions counter desire, ill will, and harmfulness. By directing our meditation practice toward Right Intention we increase our ability to see with greater wisdom and act more skillfully in daily life. The mind and body are more at ease in the world.