Feel Centered in the Presence of Others
The real litmus test of meditation is when we bring our centered, mindful awareness out into the real world, into any of the forms of relationship we find ourselves in throughout the day - strangers, acquaintances, co-workers, friends, loved ones...
This meditation is practiced in pairs, with the intention of being fully present with ourselves, as we practice being fully present with another. This is where the masks begin to fall away, and we can see ourselves and others are we truly are - beautiful, whole beings who love, ache, need, hurt, hope, dream, and continue to open to life again and again.
This is where community ("unity with") can truly begin. Come as you are. The more the merrier, but you do not need to bring a friend to practice with.
You will find a mixture of seasoned meditators and people with less experience, in an atmosphere that is friendly, welcoming, and focused. Newcomers are always welcome. Different styles of meditation will be presented each month.
There is an "early bird" meditation that begins at 6:45, with brief formal instruction at 7pm. We will take a break around 7:30.
When you arrive, please join us quietly, as some have come for the "early bird" session. There are chairs available, and if you prefer to sit on a cushion on the floor, please bring one. While we will be offering basic instructions on various types of meditation, feel free to follow your own style or that of the evening's lesson during the formal meditation session.
These sessions are offered freely, at no charge. And if you feel called to, you may wish to participate in making an offering of generosity to help defray the costs of the group.
I began meditating formally in 1989, and have trained in several traditions. Daily meditation has provided a calm, centered place for me to come home to, supporting my mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. One of the best ways to support regular, deeply focused meditation is to participate in a regular group. I invite you to join us!