Zen Meditation in the Park - Rain or Shine

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Loriella Park

10910 Leavells Rd · Fredericksburg, VA

How to find us

From Leavells Road, enter Loriella Park and take the first right to enter the large, main parking lot adjacent to Leavells. We will meet at the corner of the parking lot (by the main road). The meditation takes place by the white building.

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- Beginners ALWAYS welcome!
- **PLEASE R.S.V.P.!** If you don't RSVP, we won't know you're coming, which means we won't know to look for you and will miss out on the pleasure of your company!
- Outdoor meditation is rain or shine (in the event of rain, we will move to one of the covered pavilions)

For your comfort, please bring
--- a few towels (to use on the grass, or to fold and use in lieu of a meditation cushion)
--- a bottle of water
--- sunglasses (we meditate with our eyes open, and it can be sunny!)
--- bug spray and sun block, if it's your preference
--- comfortable, loose fitting clothing and shoes that slip off easily if you prefer to walk or sit barefoot

Beginner's Mind Zen Meditation

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/).)

General Information

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).

Hatred never ceases by hatred,
but by love alone is healed.
This is the ancient and
eternal law.