We are a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization, formed in 2019, that relies on grants and donations. Our application for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status to the IRS is pending. We expect to be formally recognized as tax exempt in June 2021.
The Awareness Project is dedicated to enhancing the health and resiliency of the community by promoting the practice of mindfulness and by providing access to mindfulness meditation services so that all may reap the benefits of a healthy mind, body and spirit.
What is Mindfulness & Awareness?
Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose in a non-judgmental manner, in the present moment.
While mindfulness brings a sharp focus, awareness sees the whole picture.
Awareness centers us by allowing us to step back and observe each thought, emotion, and physical stimulus without letting any or all of them take over our consciousness.
We make mindfulness accessible to all by hosting free mindfulness meditation sessions.
A typical session includes light stretching, a guided meditation followed by a short period of reflection and voluntary sharing
We share mindfulness practices by collaborating with community service organizations and local business.
A partial list includes: Sandwich Council on Aging, Barnstable Adult Community Center, Sandwich Public Library, and Wiser Health & Fitness.
We promote mindfulness by creating shows in collaboration with local artists.
We believe art-making is a vital component of community health and engagement; we are therefore committed to hosting multiple events per year to showcase artists and promote mindfulness.
Mindfulness by the Numbers
as of March, 2021