New to the art of sitting still? Looking to mix up your meditation routine? Then join us for our group meditation.
We meditate outdoors at Expo Park and meet near the tennis courts from the entrance by the clubhouse. If the weather is forecasted for rain or snow, we find an indoor location.
The location will be updated here on this page no later than noon on Friday if the weather is supposed to be questionable.
What kind of meditation will we be doing?
We usually sit for 15-30 minutes. Sometimes we play guided meditations from a variety of traditions and sometimes we sit in silence.
After the meditation, we open up for discussion, which can be about the meditation we just had, something we've read, experiences during the week, our meditation practices, or anything that comes up.
We do try to maintain a certain meditative awareness of ourselves and others during discussion. We usually conclude the discussion around 10 am.
What if I've never meditated before?
This is a great place to start. Most people in the group are fairly new to meditating, so you'll be in good company.
What should I bring?
When we meet outside: you can bring a pillow and blanket to sit upon so you're more comfortable, or a folding outdoor chair if sitting on the ground is uncomfortable. Also consider a morning snack, notebook, or a bottle of water.
What if I want to meditate for less time?
Come at whatever time you want, but please approach quietly and respect those around you. We'll usually end the meditation around 9:30.
Do I have to sit still for 30 minutes?
No. If you get uncomfortable, shift your position. You can choose to meditate however it works best for you as long as you respect those around you.
How do I start meditating?
Melanin Meets Mindfulness has a perfect introduction here (https://www.melaninmeetsmindfulness.com/mindfulness-101).