This group focuses on our practice of increasing awareness and being present in our lives through mindfulness meditation. When we practice observing the mind, we notice it is continually making commentary, and we cultivate the ability to carefully observe those thoughts, seeing them for what they are without aversion or judgement. We learn to be more present by realizing that thoughts are just thoughts, allowing us to let go of unhelpful, conditioned thinking. We will meet to discuss the benefits, challenges and opportunities of a mindfulness practice as a path to improved quality of life, and support each other as we explore this practice individually and collectively. Guided and/or group meditation may be included in gatherings. And we can discover additional ways to practice mindfulness beyond meditation, like when waiting in lines, at traffic lights, or while walking. All levels of experience are welcome. Please bring your sense of humor (nothing should be taken too seriously).

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  • November 28 · 7:00 PM

    Holiday Season Meditation

    4 Mindful Meditators | 5.00

    Come join us the day after Thanksgiving for a special meditation where we will take a moment to center ourselves during the bustle of the holidays.  We will bolster... Learn more
  • November 16 · 10:15 AM

    Introduction to Meditation

    2 Mindful Meditators

    Introduction to the mindfulness of breathing meditation. The mindfulness of breathing meditation uses the breath as the object of concentration. By focusing on the... Learn more
  • November 7 · 7:00 PM

    The Art of Being Human

    8 Mindful Meditators

    This first weekend of Shambhala Training introduces participants to the practice of sitting meditation and to the basic principles of the Shambhala path of warriorship.... Learn more
  • October 19 · 10:15 AM

    Introduction to Meditation

    2 Mindful Meditators

    Introduction to the mindfulness of breathing meditation. The mindfulness of breathing meditation uses the breath as the object of concentration. By focusing on the... Learn more
  • October 6 · 6:00 PM

    Meditation for Seasoned Sitters ~ Refresh Your Practice

    3 Mindful Meditators | 5.00

    We are happy to renew our Monday night class for "seasoned sitters." This is an opportunity to "commit to sit" in a 6 week class with others who have an established... Learn more
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