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Guided mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation. Beginners warmly welcomed. What is a meeting like? Meetings are about an hour long. We start with a short mindfulness exercise and then have brief introductions for new members. The facilitator will then introduce a technique for the week, followed by a long period of practice. We finish each meeting with a short session of metta (lovingkindness) meditation to help train ourselves in compassion. Where and when do you meet? Every other Tuesday evening from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ligonier Valley. How much does it cost? It doesn’t cost anything. Feel free to pitch in if you want to help cover expenses, though. Is this religious? Although mindfulness practices have their roots in Buddhism, our approach to mindfulness is secular. People of all faiths–or no faith–are welcome and respected. What if I’ve never tried this kind of thing before? No problem! Almost everyone in the group is a beginner. We spend plenty of time on instruction and questions. Where did your name come from? We’re named after the local creek, the Loyalhanna. Loyalhanna is derived from the Delaware phrase for “middle stream.” It fits nicely. Mindfulness shows us how our lives unfold in a moment-by-moment “stream.” And “middle” is a good word for equanimity or balance–one of the primary goals of mindfulness.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ligonier Valley

1724 Route 30 · Ligonier