Our intention is to create a safe and supportive environment in which men can learn and deepen their mindfulness practice. While there is nothing intrinsically male about the practice of mindfulness, we specifically direct many of our efforts toward men for several reasons. Most notably, we strongly believe that mindfulness is a powerfully transformative practice that leads us towards true authenticity, joy and effective engagement in the world. Yet, typically, the overwhelming majority of those attending events such as Mindfulness Retreats are women. Men are almost always under-represented and can be reluctant to try Mindfulness and to engage in ongoing practice.
Aggression, anger, alcohol and depression are among the familiar ways that males learn to cope with the challenges of today’s complex world. Try another approach! In a light-hearted atmosphere, men will learn skills and tools for cultivating day-to-day mindfulness, touching life’s simple joys and expanding options for action even when faced with trying circumstances.
Noblemen is a 14-session experience. You will learn both formal and informal meditation practices. Week to week support and home practice opportunities that draw from MBSR (a path for living an awakened life developed by Jon Kabat Zinn), positive psychology. Intentional Dialog and evidence-based neuroscience are central to the learning process.Reduce your stress. Join this confidential, supportive and safe dynamic circle of men.
In this very moment, no matter what your condition or situation, you have within you all the resources you need for growing, healing, and working with stress, pain, illness, and the everyday challenges you are facing. A growing body of scientific evidence supports the reality of a profound mind-body connection and now recognizes that learning and practicing mindfulness can positively affect your sense of health and well-being, physically, mentally, and emotionally, while simultaneously offering you a means of discovering a deeper sense of ease and peace of mind.
Noblemen MBSR Class for Men classes run on Thursday evenings starting late winter / early spring 2015.
Teacher: Adrian Bueno, co-founder of MindfulHarlem.org, is a successful entrepreneur in the New York City. Adrian obtained a Law Degree from the University of Buenos Aires before making New York City his home. Currently he is the Managing Director at GFI a brokerage company on Wall Street where he has worked over 25 years. He also created Vinateria, a very successful West Harlem restaurant that he manages with his wife Yvette. Adrian is a guiding teacher with Mindful Harlem "Drop and Sit", a weekly mindfulness program open to all people. He is the proud father of two young sons.