Shades of Mindfulness: VR Documentary Premiere and Panel Discussion [Online]

Jan. 15, 2021

Sliding scale, pay-what-you-can – $0-30

Malika Lee, Patricia Boiko


Guided meditation and panel discussion with mindfulness group and filmmakers


January 15 – 7:00-8:30pm PDT

Zoom screening with guided meditation and panel discussion

*Attendees will be emailed a virtual reality viewing guide, link to the film, and zoom meeting info prior to the screening.

**You can view the film on a smartphone or tablet, or in a web browser. No special equipment is required.

For the most immersive viewing experience, we recommend a phone in a Google Cardboard Headset, or a VR headset, and headphones.


Shades of Mindfulness is a 180 degree, stereoscopic, virtual reality documentary experience of an ongoing mindfulness group started for Women of Color. The group has been meeting since 2016.

This 10 minute VR film welcomes you as a member of the mindfulness group by meeting some of the women and participating in three mindfulness practices including breathing, walking and eating meditations. Mindfulness Based Meditation has social and health benefits for many conditions including pain management and high blood pressure.  These proven benefits were the catalyst for Dr. Kim Holland and Dr. Elizabeth Lin sharing mindfulness techniques with the community.

Shades of Mindfulness documents how medical professionals and institutions can support the whole person by providing mindfulness techniques in a communal environment. Both coming together and mindfulness techniques have been essential for participants healing stress, trauma, and other medical conditions. These themes make this film especially important and timely with the recent impact of the Corona Virus pandemic (social distancing, unemployment, disproportionate impact on the African American community) and the rally cry to address systematic racism and disparities as vocalized through the Black Lives Matter movement.

Whether you practice mindfulness meditation regularly or you are hearing about it for the first time you will walk away with a first-hand mindfulness experience.

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1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

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