New Social Evenings with the OMF
On the last Friday of the month we will be offering a 'Social Evening' with guests from around the world joining our mindfulness community. These monthly sessions are designed to bring our community together once a month with a range of music, comedy, poetry and other online, free events.
Our first session is on Friday 28th October 2022 @ 19:00 – 20:00 (UK time) with Adam Bernstein who writes, produces and performs his own music and is active freelance bassist in New York City.
The session will begin a 10 minute silent meditation led by Adam. If you care to, please bring an instrument or your voice. You can prepare to play/sing a one minute improvisation (no songs or composed pieces please). Adam will do the same. Let’s see what kind of music we can make after a short meditation. Notice anything different? How do you feel about your creative output in general? We can chat about quieting the judgmental thoughts that may or may not arise. Active contribution is purely voluntary, feel free to simply come along and listen if you’d prefer! We hope to make time for a Q&A session with Adam and then close with a very short breathing meditation.
Adam writes, produces and performs his own music and is active freelance bassist in NYC. He composed the score for the new film “The Bride in the Box” which has been featured at the Maine International Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival in NYC and others. His music has been featured in the hit TV series “Degrassi”, “Heartland” and the films “Abduction” and “Wet Behind the Ears”. Adam scores for Noah Fischers’ Manifesto Currency series (narrated by Peter Coyote) has been featured on CNN. He also has many albums out under his own name. Adam has taught music to young people of all ages for 30 years and received a Proclamation from NYC for his work in jazz education.
Adam began practicing mindfulness mediation with the Buddhist community in 1993. He has studied with Thich Nhat Hahn and many teachers in the Soto Zen tradition. Adam brought his experience as a meditator together with his love for teaching improvisation in the Music Mindfulness Program. It was there he began teaching young and adult students a way to enjoy playing music at any level, with emphasis on quieting the judgmental mind. And having a super fun time, of course.
I’m looking forward to practicing with the community! – Adam
Join us for this free session