Mindfulness Festival at UNC Asheville

For the third consecutive year, Mindfulness Festival returned to UNC Asheville’s campus this past Saturday. The event ran from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and hosted musicians, workshops, food, and also included arts and crafts.

Organized by students and volunteers, the festival’s aim is to provide a platform for temporary community. According to their website, “The intention is to create an experiential learning environment where we step back from the stresses of everyday life and explore new, healthier ways of relating to ourselves and others through the use of mindfulness practices.”

This year’s head organizer, Jesse Goldman, said that one of the main goals of the event is to focus on making an impact in the Asheville community through cultivating healthy relationships.

“How can we relate with ourselves and with each other in a mindful compassionate way?” Goldman said, “And then can we take that way of relating to ourselves and others and can we carry that with us outside the event once it’s gone.”

 

For more information about Mindfulness Festival, click here.