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Evening Zen Meditation Practice
Please join us in the Zen practice of both seated and walking meditation, after which we'll make time for a short discussion about the practical aspects of meditation. Our practice is rooted in the Soto School lineage and is affiliated with the Order of Clear Mind Zen in New Mexico. The meditation lasts approximately 1 hr, consisting of 2-3 sessions of seated meditation and 1 session of walking meditation (mindful walking). Newcomers: We welcome beginners! Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can give you an orientation to Zen meditation. (To familiarize yourself beforehand, we recommend reading the basic Zen meditation guidelines How to Sit Zazen (http://www.dogensanghalosangeles.org/about-zen/how-to-sit-zazen/) and How to Sit (http://www.compassionatepath.org/howtosit/).) What to bring We have a few meditation cushions you can use as well as a few chairs. If you have your own meditation cushion, chair or bench, please consider bringing it. What to wear We also recommend loose, comfortable clothing and easy to remove shoes (shoes are removed during walking meditation). How to find us We meet in room 331 (third floor) of the General Washington Executive Office Center (2217 Prince Anne St, Fredericksburg) across the street from Carl’s Frozen Custard. Take the elevator to the third floor. From the elevator, walk forward, not to the right, until you reach the end of the hallway. Room 331 is the very last room at the end; the door will be open. Hatred never ceases by hatred. But by love alone is healed This is the ancient and eternal law.

General Washington Executive Office Center - Rm. 331 (third floor)

2217 Princess Anne Street · Fredericksburg, VA

What we're about

Beginner's Mind Zen (http://www.beginnersmindzen.org/) (beginnersmindzen.org (http://www.beginnersmindzen.org/)) is a small community dedicated to helping people navigate joy and sorrow in their lives. We seek to integrate highly accessible Buddhist practices and modern urban life. Using meditation, chanting, and study, we offer practical ways for people to skillfully negotiate the challenges they face and more clearly engage with the world.

We offer weekly Tuesday night meditation sessions that run for around 60 minutes, which includes an introduction to the forms, alternating periods of sitting meditation (zazen) and walking meditation (kinhin), and a short discussion. We invite beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

We also offer a book study and formal Zen services.

All meetings are free (as in no-cost) and open (as in you can attend any one of the meetings or all of them).

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