What we're about

This group provides space to practice somatic meditation and mindfulness meditation. Our practices are aligned with Dharma Ocean ( https://www.dharmaocean.org/ ) and the spiritual teachings by Dr. Reggie A. Ray, Caroline Pfohl, and other senior teachers. Dharma Ocean is rooted in the path of Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhism, which was taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the West, and adapted by Reggie Ray, a senior student of Trungpa. Practices mold understanding from Western psychology, specifically somatic psychology, and Buddhism and fit into the landscape of modern contemporary American/Western Buddhism.

We practice aiming to cultivate:
• The fundamental goodness of the human person — our own and others’;
• Loving-kindness, openness, and compassion;
• The sacredness of all of life and experience — that everything that arises is an expression of ultimate wisdom and a potential gate to immediate awakening;
• The everyday practice to “never turn away” — to develop an attitude of complete acceptance and openness toward all experience, finding in it the transformation, fulfillment, and ultimate realization that so many of us seek today.

We welcome novice practitioners and experienced meditators with interest in body-based (somatic) meditation and integrated mind-body practices.

Any questions about the group please contact: bsattva66@yahoo.com.

Upcoming events (5+)

Meditation practice

3215 NW 17th St

$5.00

We meet for somatic meditation practice every Sunday.

Meditation practice

3215 NW 17th St

$5.00

We meet for somatic meditation practice every Sunday.

Chanting to the Open Heart with Shana at Karuna Cottage

3215 NW 17th St

$7.50

Blissful chanting and music for everyone. If you love music and meditation, kirtan and spiritual connection, come and join Shana Smith at the Karuna Cottage for "Chanting to the Open Heart!" No singing or musical experience required. It's a co-created experience for all voices, all hearts, drawing from sacred devotional chants and song mantras from several traditions. Shana has been leading Chanting to the Open Heart experiences in Gainesville, St. Petersburg, and other areas for 15 years. Please share your gift of light and presence with us as we "Chant to the Open Heart." Om shanti!

Meditation practice

3215 NW 17th St

$5.00

We meet for somatic meditation practice every Sunday.

Past events (5)

Meditation practice

3215 NW 17th St

$5.00

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