Maine Mindfulness Project is dedicated to helping people learn to create their own inspired presence evolution for inner peace, deeper happiness and change for good.
"In every circumstance a person who is able to maintain a compassionate heart and wise mind is immeasurably beneficial to self and others. That process begins within."
Lisa V. Blake
The practice of meditation supports personal growth and transformation. People of all ages and backgrounds are able to experience calm awareness and peace in only 2-5 minutes of a simple breathing practice. Cultivating awareness leads to a new found sense of presence. Many people report a deepened sense of calm and happiness.
This new trajectory in secular education, health care and personal growth honors a universally held practice with sacred roots and secular benefits that can be applied through calm abiding breath, present moment awareness and learning to cultivate compassion.
Maine Mindfulness Project has taught this practice internationally for the past six years to people of all backgrounds, beliefs and ages who universally report having benefited from these techniques.
An ancient Buddhist sutra states: If you would like to move comfortably over the world, it is better to put on a pair of shoes than to try to cover the entire earth with leather. Breath meditation, awareness and compassion allow us to create comfort in our own body-mind continuum so that we can navigate every circumstance of life with a joyful heart.
Unplug. Sit down, Tune In.©
Our 21st century externally and electronically focused fast paced lives call for practices to support our embodied peace and happiness in order to maintain health, stamina and clarity.
These include eating well, getting enough rest and physical exercise.
Maine Mindfulness Project is grateful to the Eleanor Humes Haney Foundation for a generous grant in 2015 to support a new initiative of projects in 6 Maine schools and for the publishing of a short book with this title geared toward teens, teachers and parents.
Contact Us to order a copy. $15.00 + $3.00 S&H
Founder: Lisa V. Blake, M.A.
Ms. Blake completed her graduate work summa cum laude from Bangor Theological Seminary, spending time studying in India and in the Leadership Studies and Health Education masters programs at the University of Southern Maine.
She designed an independent study focusing on various contemplative and meditative practices through practical applications in secular settings.
These range from intentional eating, sitting meditation, walking meditation, breathing meditation, contemplative journaling, sound meditation, contemplative photography and ecological preservation.
In addition to teaching in Maine and New England, she teaches meditation around the world as a guide on volunteer vacations and in a variety of settings. She has participated in numerous international events for World Peace and Healing.
It is her deepest joy to bring the greatest benefits to people as reported by their own positive experiences of meditation.
"TRY MEDITATION BEFORE MEDICATION ©."
In 2009, Ms. Blake established a Meditation Practice at True North, Maine's Center for Functional and Complimentary Health. Patients learned mindfulness practices for healing and as an alternative approach to help people make better decisions around health, diet, exercise, insomnia, high blood pressure, cancer diagnosis, and death and dying. She has helped many improve or recover to full health.
She is a recognized meditation master practitioner, healer and teacher having recorded many success stories according to client healing and feedback.
Maine Mindfulness Project teaches meditation in a variety of settings: colleges and universities, high school-elementary schools, professionals, adolescent prisoners, doctors and nurses, therapists, guidance councilors, lawyers, patients, interfaith and Buddhist groups. When the labels and settings are stripped away it comes down to this: We are all human beings with the same desire for peace and happiness. Our true humanity begins from within. In addition to helping each person benefit, meditation helps to build optimal learning and work environments, draw community closer together and create a more peaceful, enlightened society.
Ms. Blake first taught meditation in the classroom on 09/12/2001 to 80 sixth grade students in Kona, Hawaii as a response to the events of 09/11. Since then she has taught meditation to enhance learning, create relaxation, gain wisdom, promote health, reform society and initiate peaceful social change through deeper awareness.
A practicing Buddhist in the Mahayana Gelugpa tradition, she has studied extensively for over a decade with her root teacher Kachen Khen RInpoche Lobzang Tsetan and His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama. In 2005 she was invited to teach meditation at the Siddhartha School in Ladakh, India and has returned to teach there many times and was a member of the non-profit's board of directors for several years.
Listen to a radio interview on with the Godspeed Institute for Spiritual Learning where she discusses her spiritual path, Buddhism, Khen RInpoche Tsetan and the Siddhartha School.
- 2009 Awarded the National Association of Professional Women's Wellness Award
- 2010 Named A Leading Woman in Maine for her volunteer work teaching meditation to incarcerated youth in Maine.
- 2010 Selected as a speaker to be part of the first TEDx Independent Event Exploring the Edge
- 2011 Inducted into Cambridge's Who's Who.
- 2012 Invited to teach meditation at International Natural Healing conference in Taipei, Taiwan
- 2013 Featured speaker at Master Healer's conference Universal Vibrations of Love: Song, Sound and Silence. Harmonic Living in the 21st Century Hong Kong, China.
- 2013 Selected by the International Women's Leadership Association as a woman of outstanding leadership
- 2014 Spiritual guide to India, Mystical Mamas Tour, sacred sites of Buddhism and Hinduism
- Selected as Program Leader for Parliament of World's Religions 2015 Conference. HARMONY OF LOVE: Sounds of Silence, Calls to Awakening, an Innerfaith Meditation.
- Meditation in India Tour, Meditation Leader, January 2016. FMI or to register please visit the Class Schedule page