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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

Humanist Meditation Studio

This is an open and free (seats limited) group session with guided meditations, some tips and how-to's, and interactive discussions about experiences, philosophy, Humanism, and anything else that comes up! Some of us may go to lunch afterward. The Humanist Meditation studio is accessible to all - including people who can't sit cross-legged on the floor. We provide instruction on how to meditate effectively in various positions. COMFORTABLE chairs are available for all participants. Please register and note that we only have room for about 20 people.

Humanist Meditation group

Humanist Meditation Studio

This is an open and free (seats limited) group session with guided meditations, some tips and how-to's, and interactive discussions about experiences, philosophy, Humanism, and anything else that comes up! Some of us may go to lunch afterward. The Humanist Meditation studio is accessible to all - including people who can't sit cross-legged on the floor. We provide instruction on how to meditate effectively in various positions. COMFORTABLE chairs are available for all participants. Please register and note that we only have room for about 20 people.

Humanist Meditation group

Humanist Meditation Studio

This is an open and free (seats limited) group session with guided meditations, some tips and how-to's, and interactive discussions about experiences, philosophy, Humanism, and anything else that comes up! Some of us may go to lunch afterward. The Humanist Meditation studio is accessible to all - including people who can't sit cross-legged on the floor. We provide instruction on how to meditate effectively in various positions. COMFORTABLE chairs are available for all participants. Please register and note that we only have room for about 20 people.

Humanist Meditation group

Humanist Meditation Studio

This is an open and free (seats limited) group session with guided meditations, some tips and how-to's, and interactive discussions about experiences, philosophy, Humanism, and anything else that comes up! Some of us may go to lunch afterward. The Humanist Meditation studio is accessible to all - including people who can't sit cross-legged on the floor. We provide instruction on how to meditate effectively in various positions. COMFORTABLE chairs are available for all participants. Please register and note that we only have room for about 20 people.

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Humanist Meditation group

Humanist Meditation Studio

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