Get tai chi feely |at meditation day

The afternoon will be jam packed full of calming activities, such as tai chi demonstrations, a Buddhist monk-led guided meditation and a question and answer session.

Buddhist Society of WA president Cecilia Mitra said they wanted to give the public a taste of what meditation and mindfulness was really like in a relaxed family-friendly environment.

�Tai chi is such a wonderfully low-impact, gentle type of physical exercise that also has psychological and spiritual aspects, besides the obvious physiological benefits, and we think everyone will love it,� she said.

�We�ve organised Buddhist community fundraisers and food fairs at the Esplanade before and we�ve always enjoyed enormous support and warmth from the Fremantle community, for which we�ve always been very grateful.

�You may get a glimpse of the very real mental and physical health benefits that meditation can bring. These take time and effort to realise and maximise, like all good things, yet they are well worth it.�

The event will also preview the upcoming 9th Global Conference on Buddhist that the BSWA will hold in August.

The free meditation day is at the Fremantle Esplanade on June 1 from 2pm.

Visit www.bswa.org for more information.