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Meditate together

What we practice together

Week-by-week, the meditation classes will alternate between practicing one of two meditations that traditionally compliment each other – the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Development of Loving-kindness. These meditations were popularized by Shakyamuni Buddha, and Patanjali, and are two of the most common non-religious meditation practices used all across Asia.

The Mindfulness of Breathing meditation gives you the tools to anchor your experience on the kinetic sensation of the breath, allowing for increased focus within a broader context of empathetic awareness. This method of mind training was taught and practiced long before the historical Buddha cultivated it on the night of his Awakening. By learning this simple practice, you become connected with a long and venerable tradition.

The Development of Loving-kindness meditation changes neural pathways toward experiences that normally lead to reactive emotions, through setting aside time to develop loving-kindess toward oneself and others. Loving-kindness is considered the root emotion for all higher states of consciousness in ancient Indian psychology. It is also one of only two universally prescribed meditations in the Buddhist tradition, and is the first meditation practice Patanjali recommends for yogis.

Donations welcome

These meditation classes are freely offered by Pacific Buddha, a registered 501c3 non-profit in the State of California. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, click here.

There is optional yoga beforehand

Before each meditation, stretching classes are offered from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. These pre-meditation classes are 15 dollars for drop-in yoga students.

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  • Sara R.

    Low on gas money and gas this week and just started my job, will plan on being there next week =P

    September 2, 2014

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