What we're about
What Makes This Meetup Different?
There are lots of meditation groups on Meetup. We are different because we are secular and focus on improving the quality of life through mindfulness. The goal of our community is not to give you an understanding of the true nature of the universe (though that's great if that happens), but to help you improve your health, your career skills, and your relationships with family, friends and yourself. The goal is to help you become a better you.
When you become a better you, you become a better member in society and thus help make a better society.
What is Meditation?
Meditation is not about stopping thinking or clearing the mind. It is an inherent, innate ability, a skill that you can master.
I'm Interested, But I Don't Have the Time.
You are busy and with many things to do in life. We totally understand this. But consider this: if you become more mindful and decrease the clutter racing through mind, you can become more efficient in anything you do, and therefore accomplish your to-do's more rapidly and achieve greater results.
Is Meditation Hard?
Yes, it is. But it's not too hard. The secret to success is to set yourself up for very easy wins, especially in the beginning. Think you can meditate for 10 minutes per day, every day? Then just do 5 minutes, no more. The key is consistency.
Why Join a Meetup?
Answer: Motivation and inspiration through community. Joining a community of like-minded individuals will provide you with encouragement when you are feeling sluggish, feedback when you are confused, and challenges when you are feeling eager to grow.
Why Should I Even Try?
Because it works. Scientists attest to it. And we can each personally attest to it. Come and talk with us, and try it too. You can define custom, specific goals and we will give you the knowledge and techniques to measure your success.
What Meditation Method Can I Expect to Find Here?
This Meetup is inspired by meditation expert Andy Puddicombe of Headspace.com (http://www.headspace.com).
Get the Results You Want.
Do you want to lower your stress? Do you want to increase your control over your emotions? Do you want to lower your blood pressure? Do you want to improve your memory? Do want to be more calm? Let's talk about these things in quantifiable terms and set goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-related.