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This is a group for anyone interested in practicing meditation. Our community-led sit is held every Saturday afternoon at 2PM and on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 5:30 PM in Sun City West at Unity Church of Surprise. These sits include basic instruction and a silent 35-minute sit followed by a reading and sharing.

We practice in the Western Buddhist Vipassana tradition, as taught by Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg. Vipassana, or "Insight" meditation, is commonly known in a secular context as mindfulness meditation.

This group is appropriate for beginning meditators as well as experienced practitioners. All are welcome. A love offering is accepted - all offerings go to room rental and other expenses.

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Book Study- "THE WISE HEART" BY Jack Kornfield

Unity of Surprise Church

Our ongoing bi-monthly book study group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 5:30-6:30 PM. We recently began Jack Kornfield's "THE WISE HEART" : A GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSAL TEACHINGS OF BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY". This is a drop-in class, no registration needed, so feel free to attend any or all sessions. It's not necessary to have the book in order to participate. We take turns reading from the book in a mindful and meditative way, with pauses for reflection and discussion. Each session begins and ends with a short group meditation, and a love offering will be received at the end of each class.

Saturday Afternoon Vipassana "Mindfulness" Meditation

Unity of Surprise Church

We meet for a community-led sit from 2:00- 3:00PM every Saturday afternoon to practice meditation in the Buddhist tradition. Our meditation style is 'Vipassana' which is also known as Mindfulness Meditation. Typically, our Saturday group numbers between 10 - 12 meditators, although many regulars do not use Meetup to RSVP. Community-led sits include basic instruction and a silent 35-minute sit followed by a reading and sharing. There is no cost but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for room rental and other expenses.

Wednesday evening Vipassana "Mindfulness" Meditation

Unity Church of Surprise

We meet for a community-led sit from 5:30- 6:30PM on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month to practice meditation in the western Buddhist tradition. Our meditation style is 'Vipassana' which is also known as Mindfulness Meditation. This community-led sit includes basic instruction and a silent 35-40 minute sit followed by a reading and sharing.

Saturday Afternoon Vipassana "Mindfulness" Meditation

Unity of Surprise Church

We meet for a community-led sit from 2:00- 3:00PM every Saturday afternoon to practice meditation in the Buddhist tradition. Our meditation style is 'Vipassana' which is also known as Mindfulness Meditation. Typically, our Saturday group numbers between 10 - 12 meditators, although many regulars do not use Meetup to RSVP. Community-led sits include basic instruction and a silent 35-minute sit followed by a reading and sharing. There is no cost but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for room rental and other expenses.

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Saturday Afternoon Vipassana "Mindfulness" Meditation

Unity of Surprise Church

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