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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, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays of the month at 5:30 PM in Sun City West at Unity Church of Surprise. The group meets anywhere from 1 hour to an hour and a half, depending upon the format (community-led or teacher-led). Community-led sits include basic instruction and a silent 35-40 minute sit followed by a reading and sharing. Teacher-led sits include more extensive guided practice followed by a Dharma talk and facilitated discussion/ Q and A. This group is community-led most Saturdays, with a teacher-led sit the third Saturday of each month.

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 teacher support.

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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.

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.

Saturday afternoon "Mindfulness" Meditation, snacks and conversation

We meet for a community-led sit at 2PM every Saturday afternoon to practice meditation in the Buddhist tradition. Our meditation style is 'Vipassana' which is also known as Mindfulness Meditation. ON THIS 2ND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH YOU ARE INVITED TO REMAIN AFTER THE MEDITATION AS WE GATHER FOR REFRESHMENTS, MINDFUL CONVERSATION AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER. FEEL FREE TO BRING A SNACK TO SHARE. Our group usually numbers around 10 - 12 meditators, although most do not use Meetup to RSVP. There is no charge to attend but love offerings are accepted and go toward room rental and other expenses. All are welcome.

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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