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Mindfulness Practices For Challenging Times
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“Ani-la” - Ani Tenzin Lhadron, Ph.D.

Ho, Ho, Ho! The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has arrived but many find the holidays stressful. Perhaps they feel more like the Grinch than St. Nick. At the Thursday, Dec. 15 meeting of The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch, members, guests and prospective members are invited to learn simple mindfulness techniques for calming the mind, reducing reactivity and triggers, and how to maintain balance when they feel imbalanced. Drawing upon decades of psychotherapy and practical Buddhist practice, branch member Ani-la Tenzin Lhadron will introduce a few simple supportive mindfulness and meditation practices.

“Ani-la” - Ani Tenzin Lhadron, Ph.D. is a lifelong explorer and was ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun by His Holiness Dalai Lama of Tibet in 1996. As a licensed therapist and chaplain, she is committed to bridging spirituality and psychology in order to integrate them in ways that are practical and meaningful.

Members, guests and prospective members in the Oakdale, Riverbank, or Escalon area are invited to attend this on-site/online meeting. Attendees to “in person” meetings must be fully vaccinated. Email for location or Zoom meeting information.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. This nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and more than 800 college and university members. Learn more at

Branch information is at or by emailing the branch at Graduates holding an associates or higher degree from an institution of the AAUW list of qualified institutions and persons holding an honorary degree are eligible for membership in AAUW.