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Friday, February 8th at 10:00 a.m.

Mindfulness and Meditation within the Criminal Justice System

Paul Gregory is chair and associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he teaches sociology and criminology courses. Dr. Gregory is certified by The American Institute of Health Care Professionals to teach meditation. He teaches a 12-week class on meditation and mindfulness to prison inmates at Rock Valley Community Programs in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Talk Summary

Mindfulness and meditation has become enormously popular with numerous books, meditation studios, and retreats popping up all over the United States. That said, many are unfamiliar with meditation and mindfulness as concepts. Moreover, what are the actual benefits of having a meditation practice and/or being mindful? Dr. Paul Gregory, associate professor of sociology and certified meditation instructor, will present answers to these questions as well as information on a newly-growing target population for meditation and mindfulness: prison inmates. Dr. Gregory will share his experiences teaching a 12-week module focusing on meditation/mindfulness to prison inmates in Janesville, WI.

Thank you to the Friends of the Monona Senior Center and The Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times for their support of this program.

Monona Senior Center
1011 Nichols Road
Free and Open to the Public