Since 2012, Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City opens its doors for guided meditations that are free and open to the public. Beginning at 12:10 and 5:30 p.m. and lasting for 30 minutes, each guided meditation is a little different. A dozen different instructors volunteer to lead sessions designed to help busy people in the area take a “Serenity Pause.” These guided meditation classes in Kansas City see a surprisingly large and consistent turn out.
The sessions started when Unity Temple’s Reverend, Duke Tufty noticed people gathering after 12-step meetings. “I thought it would be great if people had that same kind of space for meditation, for people who maybe aren’t fighting addiction but still need a place to go to decompress, to connect, to seek mindfulness and good company,” says Tufty. Jenee Osterheldt, a regular at the “Serenity Pause” sessions and reporter for the Kansas City Star says that the guided meditations are “a lot like a nap. It makes you so aware that you get a boost of energy, your presence is stronger. I find my ears work better after meditating. I can hear someone without a running inner monologue in the background of our conversation.”
Learn more about guided meditation classes in Kansas City and the “Serenity Pause” sessions here.