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Practice Meditation
Meditation is the means which we use to clear our minds and become more aware of the universe and our role in it. All those interested in mindfulness and the practice of meditation are invited to join us. This is an excellent opportunity to deepen your spiritual practice through meditation. Program: A basic Vipassanā/sitting and silent (non-guided) meditation for 20-30 minutes, followed by 5 to 8 minutes of walking meditation (deliberate walking feeling connection to the earth) followed by reading and discussion for 20 to 30 minutes. Our reading and brief discussion is based on a dharma book chosen by the group. Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner this session offers each of us the ability to practice meditation with others and share our experiences. For newcomers to meditation, we will offer a brief instruction on sitting meditation and getting comfortable. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can get to know you.

Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert

72425 Via Vail · Rancho Mirage, CA

What we're about

Please join us in the spirit of group meditation practice. We are meditation practitioners from many backgrounds. Everyone is welcome.

We practice a basic silent (non-guided) meditation for 30 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of walking meditation (deliberate walking, feeling connection to our bodies and the earth) followed by a Dharma book reading and discussion for 20 to 30 minutes. Recent books read by the group have included works by Thich Nhat Hanh, Tulku Thondup, Pema Chödrön, Joseph Goldstein and Charlotte Joko Beck.

Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner this session offers each of us the ability to practice meditation with others and share our experiences.

For newcomers to meditation, we can offer a brief instruction on sitting meditation and getting comfortable. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can get to know you.

Mondays
5:30 – 6:45 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert in Rancho Mirage

72-425 Via Vail,
Rancho Mirage, CA
on the corner of Key Largo,
1 block So. of Dinah Shore Dr.

Participation is free – donations are appreciated. All donations go to the UUCOD.

I am aware that every step, every breath, every smile, every look made in mindfulness is an act of true love. —Thich Nhat Hanh

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