What we're about

This meditation group has been gathering monthly for over 9 years, and we have practitioners who have been with us since the beginning, as well as brand new attendees each month. Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome. In fact, EVERYONE is welcome.

While meditation is rooted in Buddhist philosophy, you do not need to identify as Buddhist, or anything at all for that matter! We have members who have active religious lives, and many others who have been turned off by the dogma of religion. The techniques of mindfulness and insight meditation that we practice are applicable to all of life so we invite you to come see for yourself what meditation is all about!

During our gathering we will practice guided meditation with instruction in both the Insight/ Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) style of meditation as well as in the Dzogchen style of meditation. Meditation guidance is offered to cultivate open non-judgmental awareness both internally and externally. We will learn how to work skillfully and non-reactively to all points of possible experience. Following the period that includes instruction for meditation support and focus for practice suggestions, we will have a period (approximately 15 minutes) in shared silent meditation. Following the sitting period there will be time for questions and a short spiritual discussion.

Donations are always appreciated and never required!

Your Instructor:

Laura Cannon has been leading meditation groups for over a decade. She has taken refuge in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from her teacher, Lama Surya Das. She is also working towards completing a two-year mindfulness meditation teacher certification program, taught by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Laura has been practicing meditation for nearly 20 years and has had the great privilege to study with many great teachers such as Pema Chodron, Eckhart Tolle, Sogyal Rinpoche, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Jonathan Foust, Hugh Byrne, Pat Coffey, Cheri Maples, Ronya Banks and many others.

Laura is the author of The Conscious Entrepreneur: A Guide to Maximizing Your Potential for Success, Freedom, and Happiness. She embodies the teachings of mindfulness in all her endeavors and particularly enjoys applying timeless spirituality to business. When she is not meditating, actually while she is meditating, she is also a full-time entrepreneur who runs several successful businesses. She also passionate about expanded consciousness and dying well and earned her Master’s degree from Hood College in Human Science, specializing in Thanatology.

Laura is an ordained non-denominational minister and is the founder and Senior Minister of Soul Community Church which meets on various Sundays per month in Columbia, Maryland. She is also living her best #momlife and loves to spend time with her children and her very sweet Bengal kitty, The Dahli Lana.

For more information email Laura@LauraCCannon.com

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Ellicott City Soul Community Meditation Gathering

Online event

This group has been meeting monthly for over 9 years, and we have practitioners who have been with us since the beginning as well as brand new attendees each month. Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome. In fact, EVERYONE is welcome. While meditation is rooted in Buddhist philosophy, you do not need to identify as Buddhist, or anything at all for that matter! We have members who have active religious lives, and many others who have been turned off by the dogma of religion. The techniques of mindfulness and insight meditation that we practice are applicable to all of life so we invite you to come see for yourself what meditation is all about! During our gathering we will practice guided meditation with instruction in both the Insight/ Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) style of meditation as well as in the Dzogchen style of meditation. Meditation guidance is offered to cultivate open non-judgmental awareness both internally and externally. We will learn how to work skillfully and non-reactively to all points of possible experience. Following the period that includes instruction for meditation support and focus for practice suggestions, we will have a period (approximately 15 minutes) in shared silent meditation. Following the sitting period there will be time for questions and a short spiritual discussion. Donations are always appreciated and never required! Your Instructor: Laura Cannon has been leading meditation groups for over a decade. She has taken refuge in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from her teacher, Lama Surya Das. She is also working towards completing a two-year mindfulness meditation teacher certification program, taught by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Laura has been practicing meditation for nearly 20 years and has had the great privilege to study with many great teachers such as Pema Chodron, Eckhart Tolle, Sogyal Rinpoche, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Jonathan Foust, Hugh Byrne, Pat Coffey, Cheri Maples, Ronya Banks and many others. Laura is the author of The Conscious Entrepreneur: A Guide to Maximizing Your Potential for Success, Freedom, and Happiness. She embodies the teachings of mindfulness in all her endeavors and particularly enjoys applying timeless spirituality to business. When she is not meditating, actually while she is meditating, she is also a full-time entrepreneur who runs several successful businesses. She is also passionate about expanded consciousness and dying well and earned her Master’s degree from Hood College in Human Science, specializing in Thanatology. Laura is an ordained non-denominational minister and is the founder and Senior Minister of Soul Community Church which meets on various Sundays per month in Columbia, Maryland. She is also living her best #momlife and loves to spend time with her children and her very sweet Bengal kitty, The Dahli Lana. For more information email [masked]

Ellicott City Soul Community Meditation Gathering

Online event

This group has been meeting monthly for over 9 years, and we have practitioners who have been with us since the beginning as well as brand new attendees each month. Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome. In fact, EVERYONE is welcome. While meditation is rooted in Buddhist philosophy, you do not need to identify as Buddhist, or anything at all for that matter! We have members who have active religious lives, and many others who have been turned off by the dogma of religion. The techniques of mindfulness and insight meditation that we practice are applicable to all of life so we invite you to come see for yourself what meditation is all about! During our gathering we will practice guided meditation with instruction in both the Insight/ Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) style of meditation as well as in the Dzogchen style of meditation. Meditation guidance is offered to cultivate open non-judgmental awareness both internally and externally. We will learn how to work skillfully and non-reactively to all points of possible experience. Following the period that includes instruction for meditation support and focus for practice suggestions, we will have a period (approximately 15 minutes) in shared silent meditation. Following the sitting period there will be time for questions and a short spiritual discussion. Donations are always appreciated and never required! Your Instructor: Laura Cannon has been leading meditation groups for over a decade. She has taken refuge in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from her teacher, Lama Surya Das. She is also working towards completing a two-year mindfulness meditation teacher certification program, taught by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Laura has been practicing meditation for nearly 20 years and has had the great privilege to study with many great teachers such as Pema Chodron, Eckhart Tolle, Sogyal Rinpoche, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Jonathan Foust, Hugh Byrne, Pat Coffey, Cheri Maples, Ronya Banks and many others. Laura is the author of The Conscious Entrepreneur: A Guide to Maximizing Your Potential for Success, Freedom, and Happiness. She embodies the teachings of mindfulness in all her endeavors and particularly enjoys applying timeless spirituality to business. When she is not meditating, actually while she is meditating, she is also a full-time entrepreneur who runs several successful businesses. She is also passionate about expanded consciousness and dying well and earned her Master’s degree from Hood College in Human Science, specializing in Thanatology. Laura is an ordained non-denominational minister and is the founder and Senior Minister of Soul Community Church which meets on various Sundays per month in Columbia, Maryland. She is also living her best #momlife and loves to spend time with her children and her very sweet Bengal kitty, The Dahli Lana. For more information email [masked]

Ellicott City Soul Community Meditation Gathering

Online event

This group has been meeting monthly for over 9 years, and we have practitioners who have been with us since the beginning as well as brand new attendees each month. Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome. In fact, EVERYONE is welcome. While meditation is rooted in Buddhist philosophy, you do not need to identify as Buddhist, or anything at all for that matter! We have members who have active religious lives, and many others who have been turned off by the dogma of religion. The techniques of mindfulness and insight meditation that we practice are applicable to all of life so we invite you to come see for yourself what meditation is all about! During our gathering we will practice guided meditation with instruction in both the Insight/ Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) style of meditation as well as in the Dzogchen style of meditation. Meditation guidance is offered to cultivate open non-judgmental awareness both internally and externally. We will learn how to work skillfully and non-reactively to all points of possible experience. Following the period that includes instruction for meditation support and focus for practice suggestions, we will have a period (approximately 15 minutes) in shared silent meditation. Following the sitting period there will be time for questions and a short spiritual discussion. Donations are always appreciated and never required! Your Instructor: Laura Cannon has been leading meditation groups for over a decade. She has taken refuge in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from her teacher, Lama Surya Das. She is also working towards completing a two-year mindfulness meditation teacher certification program, taught by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Laura has been practicing meditation for nearly 20 years and has had the great privilege to study with many great teachers such as Pema Chodron, Eckhart Tolle, Sogyal Rinpoche, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Jonathan Foust, Hugh Byrne, Pat Coffey, Cheri Maples, Ronya Banks and many others. Laura is the author of The Conscious Entrepreneur: A Guide to Maximizing Your Potential for Success, Freedom, and Happiness. She embodies the teachings of mindfulness in all her endeavors and particularly enjoys applying timeless spirituality to business. When she is not meditating, actually while she is meditating, she is also a full-time entrepreneur who runs several successful businesses. She is also passionate about expanded consciousness and dying well and earned her Master’s degree from Hood College in Human Science, specializing in Thanatology. Laura is an ordained non-denominational minister and is the founder and Senior Minister of Soul Community Church which meets on various Sundays per month in Columbia, Maryland. She is also living her best #momlife and loves to spend time with her children and her very sweet Bengal kitty, The Dahli Lana. For more information email [masked]

Ellicott City Soul Community Meditation Gathering

Online event

This group has been meeting monthly for over 9 years, and we have practitioners who have been with us since the beginning as well as brand new attendees each month. Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome. In fact, EVERYONE is welcome. While meditation is rooted in Buddhist philosophy, you do not need to identify as Buddhist, or anything at all for that matter! We have members who have active religious lives, and many others who have been turned off by the dogma of religion. The techniques of mindfulness and insight meditation that we practice are applicable to all of life so we invite you to come see for yourself what meditation is all about! During our gathering we will practice guided meditation with instruction in both the Insight/ Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) style of meditation as well as in the Dzogchen style of meditation. Meditation guidance is offered to cultivate open non-judgmental awareness both internally and externally. We will learn how to work skillfully and non-reactively to all points of possible experience. Following the period that includes instruction for meditation support and focus for practice suggestions, we will have a period (approximately 15 minutes) in shared silent meditation. Following the sitting period there will be time for questions and a short spiritual discussion. Donations are always appreciated and never required! Your Instructor: Laura Cannon has been leading meditation groups for over a decade. She has taken refuge in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from her teacher, Lama Surya Das. She is also working towards completing a two-year mindfulness meditation teacher certification program, taught by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Laura has been practicing meditation for nearly 20 years and has had the great privilege to study with many great teachers such as Pema Chodron, Eckhart Tolle, Sogyal Rinpoche, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Jonathan Foust, Hugh Byrne, Pat Coffey, Cheri Maples, Ronya Banks and many others. Laura is the author of The Conscious Entrepreneur: A Guide to Maximizing Your Potential for Success, Freedom, and Happiness. She embodies the teachings of mindfulness in all her endeavors and particularly enjoys applying timeless spirituality to business. When she is not meditating, actually while she is meditating, she is also a full-time entrepreneur who runs several successful businesses. She is also passionate about expanded consciousness and dying well and earned her Master’s degree from Hood College in Human Science, specializing in Thanatology. Laura is an ordained non-denominational minister and is the founder and Senior Minister of Soul Community Church which meets on various Sundays per month in Columbia, Maryland. She is also living her best #momlife and loves to spend time with her children and her very sweet Bengal kitty, The Dahli Lana. For more information email [masked]

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