10 minute introductory dharma talk begins at 7 pm followed by a 10-15 minute guided meditation. Afterward, there is time to ask questions and relax over beverages. Every night is tailored for beginners. There are usually 10-20 people at every event and people rarely RSVP through Meetup, so don't let the lack of apparent participants here dissuade you from coming.
Our group exists to study and practice the teachings of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The group is part of over 600 centers worldwide and have been inspired and directed by Lama Ole Nydahl. The people you'll meet here are lay (no rules or vows) practitioners with families and jobs who take turns sharing the teachings at public meditations.
Each regular meditation begins with a 10 minute introductory dharma talk and is followed by a 15 minute guided meditation on the Lama. The environment is relaxed and informal and people are welcome to hang out after meditation or come a little earlier. All meetups happen at the Diamond Way Center, 1701 W Lake St. Meditations are always free, however if you find that this style is a good fit for you, you're free to donate or can choose to partake in the monthly Sangaship/membership program.
More information can be seen on our website: www.diamondway.org/minneapolis