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The philosophy of Humanism includes a focus on living an ethical life that is both fulfilling for the Humanist but is also driven to create a world that is the most fulfilling for all of humanity. An “ethical” life in this context is a life with a pattern of behavior that minimizes harm and maximizes well-being for all within the Humanists sphere of influence. That “pattern” of behavior is not dogmatic but relies on constant revision as new knowledge is attained that shows what behavior meets the goal best. A mistake is often made by assuming that Humanism is “human-centered” and does not account for other species that have the capacity to suffer. Looking further into the philosophy, it is easy to see why this isn’t an accurate perception. If other species suffer needlessly without our conscious effort to minimize the suffering, all of humanity suffers as well. If other species are driven to extinction by human failing, all of humanity loses something precious.

So how does this practice of meditation come into it? Our practice of meditation keeps all of the above in clear focus throughout our practice and the goal of this practice is to enhance the life of the practitioner but also to increase the practitioner’s kindness, compassion, and understanding in their interactions with both themselves and all whom their actions can affect. In the meditation practice itself, all distractions or impediments to focus are met with a warm and accepting attitude. The practitioner reacts with lovingkindness to both themselves and whatever distractions arise. In the Buddhist tradition, this is known as “metta” and has been practiced in many traditions for centuries. This approach to meditation requires conscious intent and once the pattern is set, continues to help the practitioner grow with a more fulfilling life and an attitude of kindness toward all people.

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Humanist Meditation Group - Meeting Online

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NOTE: A number of people are signing up through the HSGP Meetup page rather than here. We are getting attendees but of course more would be very welcome!. Check with me by message if you need help with Zoom. I am keeping this format until the medical community gives us the all-clear. Until further notice, all of these meditation sessions will be using Zoom. Zoom is a web-based conferencing tool and is especially suited for just this type of situation. You may want to download Zoom prior to the meditation session and you can do so here: https://zoom.us/download (call-in by phone is also available. See instructions below). Topic: Humanist Meditation Group - Meeting Online Time: Saturday, January 9, 10:00 AM - Noon Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9699877633 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) [masked],,[masked]# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbXV0eCxIk

Humanist Meditation Group - Meeting Online

Online event

NOTE: A number of people are signing up through the HSGP Meetup page rather than here. We are getting attendees but of course more would be very welcome!. Check with me by message if you need help with Zoom. I am keeping this format until the medical community gives us the all-clear. Until further notice, all of these meditation sessions will be using Zoom. Zoom is a web-based conferencing tool and is especially suited for just this type of situation. You may want to download Zoom prior to the meditation session and you can do so here: https://zoom.us/download (call-in by phone is also available. See instructions below). Topic: Humanist Meditation Group - Meeting Online Time: Saturday, January 9, 10:00 AM - Noon Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9699877633 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) [masked],,[masked]# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbXV0eCxIk

Humanist Meditation Group - Meeting Online

Online event

NOTE: A number of people are signing up through the HSGP Meetup page rather than here. We are getting attendees but of course more would be very welcome!. Check with me by message if you need help with Zoom. I am keeping this format until the medical community gives us the all-clear. Until further notice, all of these meditation sessions will be using Zoom. Zoom is a web-based conferencing tool and is especially suited for just this type of situation. You may want to download Zoom prior to the meditation session and you can do so here: https://zoom.us/download (call-in by phone is also available. See instructions below). Topic: Humanist Meditation Group - Meeting Online Time: Saturday, January 9, 10:00 AM - Noon Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9699877633 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) [masked],,[masked]# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbXV0eCxIk

Humanist Meditation Group - Meeting Online

Online event

NOTE: A number of people are signing up through the HSGP Meetup page rather than here. We are getting attendees but of course more would be very welcome!. Check with me by message if you need help with Zoom. I am keeping this format until the medical community gives us the all-clear. Until further notice, all of these meditation sessions will be using Zoom. Zoom is a web-based conferencing tool and is especially suited for just this type of situation. You may want to download Zoom prior to the meditation session and you can do so here: https://zoom.us/download (call-in by phone is also available. See instructions below). Topic: Humanist Meditation Group - Meeting Online Time: Saturday, January 9, 10:00 AM - Noon Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9699877633 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) [masked],,[masked]# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbXV0eCxIk

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Humanist Meditation Group - Meeting Online

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