Now available online, this engaging curriculum is for anyone who wants to create a daily mindfulness and meditation practice or deepen one you already have. Beginners and seasoned mindfulness practitioners are welcome.


You will learn how to:

  • Cope with daily stressors
  • Be more resilient
  • Increase compassion and empathy
  • Develop a regular mindfulness practice

The course includes the following topics:

  • Basic introduction to mindfulness
  • The research that supports mindfulness
  • Dealing with difficult emotions and events
  • Understanding and improving relationships
  • Mindful communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Forgiveness and gratitude

upcoming courses


Exploring the Tree of Contemplative Practices series

Join us on Saturday, December 3rd, from 10:00 AM – Noon as we engage with the “Relational” branch, through an interactive workshop on Contemplative Storytelling, led by Britt Dorazio.

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


Learn more about the Tree of Contemplative Practices Series here.

We hope to see you there!


In-person and on-line Guided Mindfulness Meditation

Awaken Pittsburgh is offering three monthly guided meditations open to anyone! This is a chance to practice 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, help us to prepare and ensure that we have room for everyone.
Our schedule is as follows :

1st Tuesday of each month, 1:00 – 2:00 PM – South Hills JCC


2nd Saturday of each month, 8:30-9:30 AM – Squirrel Hill JCC


3rd Monday of each month, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Squirrel Hill JCC


Our in-person venue requires that you are fully vaccinated to enter. Please arrive early with your vaccination card to register on your way in.

There is no charge for attending, but donations to support our work are appreciated.

We hope to see you there!

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“The course covered a lot of material and having been my first experience with this practice, I feel it was very comprehensive and complete.”

“The instructor was great, the dialogue between class members was enlightening, and practicing together was fantastic.”

“I think this can help overall with the way I interact with everyone in my life. It has definitely helped me with my own responses to other people and reflecting on my feelings and being more forgiving of myself.”

– Participants, Mindful Connections for Wellness, Online