Author Timber Hawkeye at MHA Tuesday, September 27

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As part of the cross-country tour for his latest book, The Opposite of Namaste, best-selling author Timber Hawkeye will be at the Mental Health Association's Jamestown center on Tuesday, September 27, 7 – 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to this free opportunity.
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Mental Health Association of Chautauqua County

Staff and volunteers at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) are excited to be welcoming best-selling author Timber Hawkeye to their Jamestown center on Tuesday, September 27, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

The host of the “Buddhist Boot Camp” podcast is on a tour across the United States to promote his latest book, The Opposite of Namaste.

The evening will begin with a brief description of Hawkeye’s books then move into a group discussion that he will lead.

MHA Certified Peer Specialist Sean Jones, who has met Hawkeye, says, “Timber prefers to call them discussions because he allows questions and thoughts from the audience, to move the conversation the way the group chooses.”

The event will be an opportunity to discover the benefits of mindfully living at peace with the world – both within and around us. It will be a chance to learn that it’s not about living in a bubble where nobody pushes your buttons but to get to a point where you don’t have any buttons that can be pushed. And to learn that mindfulness doesn’t make other people less irritating – it makes us less irritable.

Jones relates, “Timber has a way of talking about life, the world and recovery that helps you to question the paths you choose in a very mindful, safe and positive way. This is a special event that you do not want to miss!”

The Opposite of Namaste, as well as his other books – Buddhist Boot Camp and Faithfully Religionless – will be available to purchase.

To learn more, call Jones at the MHA at (716) 490-1048 or visit Hawkeye’s website BuddhistBootCamp.com.

The Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County is a peer recovery center offering support groups and individual coaching for people looking to improve their lives, deepen wellness, thrive in recovery, or support those on a recovery path. Peers use their personal stories to help people find recovery in their own lives in their own way.

Anyone with questions or in need of services for themselves or a family member is welcome to call or stop in at the Jamestown facility at Door 14 in the rear of the Gateway Center, 31 Water Street. Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hours for the MHA at Grace Lutheran Church, 601 Eagle Street in Dunkirk are Wednesdays, noon – 3 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; and Fridays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

To learn more about the Mental Health Association, call (716) 661-9044 or visit MHAChautauqua.org or facebook.com/MHAChautauqua. A schedule with descriptions of all groups and classes is at MHAchautauqua.org/groups.