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Welcome to Heights Meditation. Our group, which has existed since August 2011, currently meets three times each week, because making meditation part of your life (and benefiting from meditation) works best with regular practice.
As you may already know, the practice of meditation is much easier in a group of similarly-minded folks than trying to do it by your lonesome!
Saturday meetings are held every Saturday morning from 8:30 am until 9:30 am and Sunday evening meetings from 7:00 - 8:00 PM at Our Savior's Atonement Lutheran Church (http://g.co/maps/fbv4p). Enter please at the south entrance at the corner of 189th Street and Bennett Avenue. (A or 1 trains to 190th Street.) Everyone is welcome, even if you have never practiced meditation before. For information about our 530 AM Wednesday morning meeting, please drop us a note at HeightsMeditation@gmail.com.
There is no charge for meditating at Heights Meditation. However, we do pay a rent to Our Savior’s Atonement Lutheran Church, so we ask participants to contribute at least $2 per meeting to cover costs. If you cannot make a contribution, however, no problem—we would still like to welcome you into our midst.
Participants are requested to leave all food at home. Water for discreet use can be brought in a travel mug into the church.
Meetings begin with the turning off of cell phones and other noise-emitting devices. The meeting moderator helps everyone get comfortable and into a meditative position and mental attitude. Generally this entails a 'body scan' whereby we “reinvest” ourselves in our bodies through simple but conscious breathing.
We sit quietly and meditate for 20-25 minutes. During this time we are practicing peace, serenity, and clarity as a conscious corrective to much of the rest of our lives. If you find calming your thoughts to be difficult for any length of time, you are not alone. Most meditators initially have difficulty calming the ruminative processes of the busy human mind. Through practice, however, peace and stability can be won.
Our goal at Heights Meditation is to learn how to cultivate a more peaceful, more compassionate life and so help ourselves make good choices. Additionally, we seek to help each other forward on the path. We are a friendly and open-hearted group. Please come visit us if meditation seems attractive or necessary to you in your life!
If you have any questions, please contact us at HeightsMeditation@gmail.com or take a look at our beautiful website at HeightsMeditation.com. Thank you!