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We meditate! Our group is called Middle Way Meditation Center- Bethlehem

We are a group of meditators of varying experience that come together for meditation every week. Our group is open to all, no matter what level of experience. It is our experience, that sitting together in meditation creates a powerful, shared experience of calm abiding. It is our experience that the wisdom of the whole is greater than the individual, so we come together to meditate and support each other in meditation, in cultivating mindfulness, awareness and learning. It is our belief that as we become more peaceful within our lives and ourselves, we extend peace and healing in the world.

The format of our group is Buddhist and is mostly facilitated by Venerable Great Song of the Heart, a Buddhist Priest in the Dhyana tradition (from Vietnam which is Zen, Chu'an, Son, Thien in other cultures). Regular service format includes incense offering, dedication of merit, chanting Om..., a 20 minute meditation sit, a 10 minute walking meditation, another 20 minute meditation sit, followed by a brief teaching (dharma talk), sharing and closing. Most members feel greatly benefited by a regular practice, supported by the group (Sangha). Full service the first Monday of the month.

If you are a new meditator or want instructions/guidance, please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

We begin at 7:00 pm on Monday's.

In accordance with the Dharma service is free. Donations are encouraged to support the group and the meditation site.

Please visit us at our Facebook page;

http://www.facebook.com/groups/210556525651563/

Thanks so much for your patience and support.

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  • Stephanie

    Thank you for the notice about tonight, Beth! Please stay safe out there, and see you all next week!

    March 18, 2013

  • Tori

    I hope to be there tonight, of course that depends upon the weather...

    March 18, 2013

  • Pam A.

    Also, I dedicate my effort tonight to JT.

    March 18, 2013

  • Pam A.

    Oh good I found the place. Beth and sanga, I will not be coming out tonight but I do plan to sit. See you all on 3/25.

    March 18, 2013

  • Beth

    Tonight's weather looks like it may be questionable, so I ask everyone to be very careful. If it looks bad out there by 6:00 pm, please use great discernment as to your traveling plans. If the weather begins to look bad in a few hours I will likely cancel meditation. The latest weather indicated a little snow, turning to rain. I will continue to monitor the weather.

    Thanks everyone! So grateful for all of you!

    March 18, 2013

  • Beth

    @Nan, we have missed you terribly also. You name has been mentioned each week in out dedication of effort. I heard you were sitting at the same time that we sit each week. Thank you for that!!!

    @ Josh, welcome and we look forward to sitting with you. I have a limited number of cushions, so if you want to sit on the floor, please bring your own cushion, or zafu/zabuton. Otherwise, we have plenty of chairs. Thanks so much for writing!!!

    March 18, 2013

  • Josh C.

    Hi! I'm Josh. This will be my first time trying meditation. I am looking forward to it.

    March 18, 2013

  • Nan P.

    Hi everyone - missed the meetings and role in the group these last two weeks - one more week and I'll be back !

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Pam A.

    I look forward to being with this amazing group of people.

    March 12, 2013

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