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  • Uplift Buffalo- Buffalo’s First Mindfulness Festival

    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    September 28, 2019
    120 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202

    On September 28, 2019, The Mindfulness Alliance will host its inaugural Uplift Buffalo event, WNY’s first Mindfulness Festival. Featuring world-renowned mindfulness teacher and New York Times-bestselling author Sharon Salzberg, this all day event will celebrate our region’s inner and outer revitalization and help expand our perceptions about social change.

    Experience 40+ wellness related vendors, expert teachers guiding mindfulness techniques throughout the day, a Learning Center, a Kids Corner, arts-based offerings, book sales, food truck fancies and more!
    Experience the revolutionary wave and become a pioneering supporter of the mindfulness movement in Western New York!

    For more information or to register please visit: www.TheMindfulnessAlliance.org/Festival

     

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Lucy Connery, Executive Director
65 Niagara Square, Room 607
Buffalo, NY  14202

Phone: 716-851-4052