Mindfulness and Singing

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

April 26th—April 27th

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    Price:
  • $100.00 Patron
  • $75.00 Sustaining
  • $50.00 Subsidized
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Room: Main Shrine Room

Mindfulness and Singing
Friday evening + Saturday

Through mixing mindfulness and singing, we synchronize body, speech and mind, and reveal our innate human goodness. Recent research has proven what people have known for centuries: singing brings a myriad of benefits to anyone who sings at any level. Specifically, it rouses one’s energy and opens one’s heart. In addition, singing together is one of the oldest, most widely practiced, and most effective ways of building community.

This workshop will include meditation practice, individual vocal exploration, group warm-ups, improvisation, rounds and songs.

To register for the full weekend, which includes Sunday's Coming to Our Senses workshop, please click here.


Alexander deVaron has been teaching mindfulness meditation since 1986. He has served as a Shastri (senior teacher) in Shambhala, as well as a teacher of stress management for the Penn Program for Mindfulness. For the last six years, he has led singing workshops that join the gentleness, acceptance and precision of mindfulness with an open and supportive atmosphere that encourages all types of vocal expression. He currently teaches music at Temple University and leads a monthly mindfulness group for Temple employees.