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Meetup every Saturday from 10:30am - 12:00pm for meditation practice. The practice includes two 30 minute meditation sessions, 10 minutes of walking meditation, a Dharma talk, and a brief Buddhist service.
Following the meditation practice, we have a brief period where we straighten-up the zendo (meditation center). Afterwards, we gather for an informal, vegetarian lunch and social gathering. All are welcome to stay and break bread together!
Meetup every Tuesday evening for 40-minute meditation practice. The meditation starts promptly at 7:00pm, so please plan to show up a few minutes early.
Please note: If you are new to meditation practice (or new to BMZC) and you plan to attend this meetup, we'd like to make your first visit to BMZC as positive an experience as possible. So, if you are a first time visitor, please try to show up 15-20 minutes early, prior to the start of the meditation. Also, please let us know you will be attending for the first time by including this information in a comment for this meetup. We'd like to do our best to provide an orientation new meditators and first time visitors :)
If you are new to meditation, you are strongly encouraged to also attend one (or more) of the meditation instruction sessions held every Saturday morning from 9:30am to 10:30am. To RSVP for meditation instruction, see our meetup for "Zazen Instruction." :) As an introductory guide to meditation practice, you may also find this information from our website helpful: http://www.beginnersmindzencenter.org/howtosit.html
There is no strict dress-code at BMZC. You are encouraged to wear loose or stretch clothing; for others' comfort, please wear muted colors, and try to avoid wearing strong fragrances. As you will remove your shoes to enter the zendo, you may want to wear socks (or not).