Mindfulness Meditation with Ramekon O’Arwisters
Ramekon O’Arwisters’ (AIR ’20) Mindfulness Meditation sessions are designed for participants at all levels. The session will consist of a brief introduction, a history of mindfulness, the benefits of mindfulness, principles, and techniques, culminating in a meditation session of approximately twenty minutes.
Mindfulness is a state of being present, using breath to calm the mind. Some of the benefits of meditation are increased focus, creativity, memory, compassion, and productivity—along with reduced anxiety, stress, pain, depression, and emotional balance.
Ramekon has been practicing Vipassanā meditation, as taught by S. N. Goenka, for fourteen years. His spiritual training started in 1984 at Duke University, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree. Ramekon was curator of fine-art photography at SFO Museum until his retirement in 2016, after twenty years of service. Currently, he is the airport-wide meditation instructor at San Francisco International Airport.