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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Recent Meetups

  • January 6 · 7:00 PM

    Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism

    11 Mindful Meditators

    A four week class on Tuesday evening starts on Jan 6 and ends Jan 27th. In this intro class to Buddhism and meditation we will explore what is Buddhism and what it means... Learn more
  • January 1 · 10:00 AM

    New Year's Meditation for Peace

    8 Mindful Meditators | 5.00

    All welcomed to attend our special meditation for peace on New Year's Day Led by: Dharmasuri Cost: by dana (donation)
  • December 28, 2014 · 10:15 AM

    How Do I Practice?

    5 Mindful Meditators

    A opportunity to spend a few hours practicing the Dharma (Buddha's teachings) together with Dharmasuri facilitating “How do I practice?” Collectively, we will explore... Learn more
  • November 28, 2014 · 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, 2014 · 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
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  • TomC founded Portland Mindfulness Meetup Group

    on August 27

 
Founded Aug 27, 2008

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