Interested in learning how to meditate? Or maybe you have a practice and would like to be with other people on the path for support?
Meditation is the practice of transforming the mind by using techniques that cultivate clarity and concentration with a gentle, loving and curious approach to seeing the true nature of things. A meditation practice can helps us experience our thoughts, sensations and emotions without identifying with them or believing the "stories" in our heads. We can wake up to our conditioned and habitual thought patterns or habits that cause suffering and become aligned with our heart and body wisdom, our true nature. I know from my own experience that having a "sangha" or spiritual community can make all the difference in the world in having a consistent meditation practice.
On most Tuesdays we do a 25 minute guided meditation followed by a brief check in. This is a great meet up for beginners.
On occasion we will listen to a Dharma talk by Tara Brach or other Buddhist teachers followed by a discussion.
COMING SOON - "Dharma Talk Circle" During this meetup, we will explore the Buddhist teachings by reading from a book and/or specifically discussing a chosen topic or theme.
Everyone is welcome regardless of what you believe in. You don't have to be experienced, a Buddhist or know anything about Eastern philosophy, all that matters is an open mind and the willingness and desire to understand yourself.