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Welcome to St Louis Mindfulness

St Louis Mindfulness was founded in 1996 to support the understanding and training of mindfulness through the practice of insight meditation (vipassana), generically called mindfulness meditation, in the St Louis area.  We offer teacher led groups, classes, retreats and community outreach. Elizabeth Fryer, MA, LMFT is the founding teacher of SLM.

Mindfulness is a specific form of systematic training from a body of teachings called the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness (satipatthana sutta).  Contemporary research based on this form has shown benefit for numerous applications.  We teach mindfulness as a spectrum; the contemporary approach has a solution based emphasis; calm, attention development, regulation, health benefits, etc., while the traditional approach emphasizes unconditional happiness and includes all of life as a mindfulness practice.  We offer expertise in both approaches while maintaining the integrity of the historic source.  For more on the clinical use of mindfulness visit elizabethfryer.org

“Mindfulness is a way of being in a wiser relationship to one’s experience, not one particular mental state to be pursued and attained.” JKZ

Mindful wellbeing is supported by kindness and compassion practices.  New research as well as ancient wisdom have conveyed the same message: our attitude matters and kindness leads to a happier, more resilient, effective and satisfying life.  

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