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Awaken Pittsburgh!

JCC Squirrel Hill: 5738 Forbes Avenue | South Hills: 345 Kane Blvd., Scott

October 1, 2022

The JCC, in partnership with Awaken Pittsburgh, the region’s go-to mindfulness resource, is providing our members with a number of in-person and virtual guided meditations each month.

Based on evidence-based meditation and mindfulness practices, participants will learn lifelong skills that have the power to transform lives. A proven effective tool for reducing stress and improving one’s focus throughout the day, a regular mindfulness practice not only brings powerful, personal benefits to practitioners but to those with whom they connect each and every day.



Mindfulness Meditation (in-person and on-line)

Awaken Pittsburgh offers three monthly guided meditations open to anyone.   This is a chance to practice mindfulness in community together.

Each session follows the same format: introductions, a period of guided meditation, and then a chance to support one another, discuss how our meditations are going at home, and ask any questions we have about practice.

Pre-registration, via the links provided, helps us to prepare and ensure that we have room for everyone.

On Oct. 8 Awaken Pittsburgh will launch Exploring the Tree of Contemplative Practice series.   

On Oct. 8 (10:00-noon) Awaken Pittsburgh will launch our Exploring the Tree of Contemplative Practice series.    Drawing inspiration from Tree of Contemplative Practices,  we will partner with community practitioners to offer a workshops on each of the 7 ‘branches’:  Ritual/Cyclical, Stillness, Relational, Movement, Generative, Active and Creative.

Join us on October 8, from 10:00 AM–Noon as Fitzhugh Shaw guides us in in exploring “Establishing a sacred/personal space”.  Register HERE for this event.

This series is an opportunity for folks who are interested in Mindfulness to widen their range of practice experiences and to deepen relationships with one another.

The Exploring the Tree of Contemplative Practice series will run on the first Saturday of each month from October – May (except Oct, which is the 2nd Sat.)  . Mark your calendars for upcoming sessions.  This series is an opportunity for folks who are interested in Mindfulness to widen their range of practice experiences and to deepen relationships with one another.

This is a hybrid event.  Please join us in-person at the Squirrel Hill JCC, or on zoom.

Upcoming Mindfulness Training Sessions at the JCC:

Squirrel Hill:

2nd Saturday of each month, October 8,  November 12, December 10 – 8:30-9:30 am. Register HERE

3rd Monday of each month, October 17, November 21, December 19 – 7-8 pm. Register HERE

South Hills:

1st Tuesday of each month, October 4,  November 1, December 6 – 1-2 pm. Register HERE

Essential Mindfulness Training for Educators, Youth, Therapists, Employers, and Those in Helping or High-Stress Professions

Awaken Pittsburgh is a non-profit organization committed to serving people, communities and society at large through evidence-based meditation and mindfulness programs. We are the region’s “go-to” mindfulness resource. We seek to create positive, systemic change in our backyards–and beyond–by teaching lifelong skills that have the power to transform lives.

Open to JCC members; non-members will have to present proof of Covid-19 vaccine.


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