What is The Urban Mindfulness Summit?

Be part of the mindfulness movement, and join a rapidly expanding network of introspective, socially conscious, and service-driven pioneers as we share strategies to positively impact ourselves, our communities, and the world.

The Urban Mindfulness Summit is for:

  • Social Workers
  • Educators
  • Community Activists
  • Healers
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Spiritual Leaders
  • Anyone who works in the service of other people
  • Anyone who is looking to lead a more mindful life

Who should come to The Urban Mindfulness Summit?

According to mindful.org, "mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Mindfulness is a quality that every human being already possesses, it’s not something you have to conjure up, you just have to learn how to access it."

The Urban Mindfulness Summit is for people who work in the service of other people and have had the experience of being overwhelmed, over-reactionary and "over it". We are coming together as socially conscious folks to re-connect to and celebrate our purpose, rejuvenate our faith in humanity and each other and engage in practical mindfulness. Through music, creative expression, hands-on activities and guided interactive dialogue, we will leave inspired to continue in the service of a just and equitable society.

  • We can't do this alone. We need each other and our communities.
  • We are stronger, more efficient together...we can go farther together.
  • We have to take responsibility for our self-care s in order to get the work done.

8 Things to Know About Mindfulness

  1. Mindfulness is not obscure or exotic. It’s familiar to us because it’s what we already do, how we already are. It takes many shapes and goes by many names.
  2. Mindfulness is not a special added thing we do. We already have the capacity to be present, and it doesn’t require us to change who we are. But we can cultivate these innate qualities with simple practices that are scientifically demonstrated to benefit ourselves, our loved ones, our friends and neighbors, the people we work with, and the institutions and organizations we take part in
  3. You don’t need to change. Solutions that ask us to change who we are or become something we’re not have failed us over and over again. Mindfulness recognizes and cultivates the best of who we are as human beings.
  4. Mindfulness has the potential to become a transformative social phenomenon. Here’s why:
  5. Anyone can do it. Mindfulness practice cultivates universal human qualities and does not require anyone to change their beliefs. Everyone can benefit and it’s easy to learn.
  6. It’s a way of living. Mindfulness is more than just a practice. It brings awareness and caring into everything we do—and it cuts down needless stress. Even a little makes our lives better.
  7. It’s evidence-based. We don’t have to take mindfulness on faith. Both science and experience demonstrate its positive benefits for our health, happiness, work, and relationships.
  8. It sparks innovation. As we deal with our world’s increasing complexity and uncertainty, mindfulness can lead us to effective, resilient, low-cost responses to seemingly intransigent problems.

(from www.mindful.org)