Thursday November 1, 2012

The Pittsfield Unitarian Universalist Meditation Sangha has joined with the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office and the George Crane Memorial Center to offer a less conventional way to handle stress and find peace.

Pittsfield UU Meditation Sangha will lead meditation sessions from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning Nov. 5, at the George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St.

The vision of the Center is to educate the community and the people in it with ways to cope with everyday life and the challenges that come with raising a family, finding a job, and handling stress in a healthy way.

Examples of programs that are currently held at the Center are 24/7 Dad, a support group that helps fathers with parenting skills, and 12 Step support groups.

Meditation has been shown to calm the mind, facilitate kindness, understanding, peace and contentment. The Pittsfield Sangha has been meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield on Thursday evenings for over seven years.

The group is free and open to the public. Information: (413) 358-2626 or (413) 209-5529.