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NOTE: The last session of Mindful Pause will be held on July 30, with the recording posted July 31. All recordings will remain up through August 2020 and then will be removed.

In these chaotic times, it is important to take time to stop and become aware of our own breathing to cultivate the quality of patience with ourselves and others. We can remember to trust that our life unfolds in its own unique rhythm, understanding that in patience lies our wisdom and joy.

Join us every Friday through July 2020 when we will post new 30-minute recordings of a free mindfulness meditation led by Esther Kennedy, OP.


Esther Kennedy, OP, a Dominican Sister of Adrian, Michigan, is a retreat leader and spiritual director. For several years she has led a monthly Day of Mindfulness at Weber Center.

Notes on Recordings

The sessions here are recorded live streams posted the day after they occurred. If you are having issues viewing the recorded live stream, try reloading the webpage or restarting your browser. Please note that we cannot provide technical assistance by phone or email.


If you enjoy these recordings, please consider making a donation by choosing “Weber Center Programs” as your gift designation.

Mindful Pause – Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Fire Within


Mindful Pause – Thursday, July 23, 2020

A Taste of Wholeness


Mindful Pause – Thursday, July 16, 2020

Kindness and Compassion

Song and poem by Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindful Pause – Thursday, July 9, 2020

Free to Love


Mindful Pause – Thursday, July 2, 2020

Close-In Like Kin

“I Got Kin” by Laszlo Slomovits, used with permission.

NOTE: No Mindful Pause on Thursday, June 25, 2020 due to our Retreat with the Mystics.

Mindful Pause – Thursday, June 18, 2020

Conscious Awakening

“Lo, I am With You Always” – Poem by Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks, rendered into song by Laszlo Slomovits

Mindful Pause – Thursday, June 11, 2020

Staying With


Mindful Pause – Thursday, June 4, 2020

Into the Silence


Mindful Pause – Thursday, May 28, 2020

Breathe in Love

The song “Rhapsody of Rest” is by Sara Thomsen © 2018, used with permission.

No Mindful Pause on Monday, May 25, 2020 (Memorial Day) and in June sessions will switch to once per week on Thursdays (posted here Fridays).


Mindful Pause – Thursday, May 21, 2020

Breathing Earth, Part 2

The song “Root of the Root” is by Sara Thomsen © 2018, used with permission

Mindful Pause – Monday, May 18, 2020

Breathing Earth, Part 1


Mindful Pause – Thursday, May 14, 2020

Soul Waking, Part 2


Mindful Pause – Monday, May 11, 2020

Soul Waking, Part 1


Mindful Pause – Thursday, May 7, 2020

Sacred Space, Part 2


Mindful Pause – Monday, May 4, 2020

Sacred Space, Part 1


Mindful Pause – Thursday, April 30, 2020

Way of the Heart


Mindful Pause – Monday, April 27, 2020

Planting Seeds

The Song “Planting Seeds” is by Rabbi Hanna Tiferet Siegel, © 2002 (used with permission)

Mindful Pause – Thursday, April 23, 2020

Walking in Beauty


Mindful Pause – Monday, April 20, 2020


Mindful Pause – Thursday, April 16, 2020

Amazing Grace

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