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Open Awareness Meditation Group Pages

Open Awareness Meditation Group (also known as Open Awareness Sangha: http://www.openawaren... ) is a group of friends who meet for meditation and discussion on Monday nights, 7:30 pm at the Cambridge Friends Meeting House. (The Friends Meeting House is located at 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA 02138) The format is very relaxed and open— anyone interested in contemplative practice is welcome!

At the heart of these meditation sessions is the silent exploration of what we refer to as Open Awareness. We all know what it means to feel closed, limited, vulnerable, or separate. What is it like to allow ourselves to return to our natural condition of openness, presence, non-separateness and ease? This is what we explore in our meetings.

We have been meeting for over a decade, and those who lead the meditations have known each other and been practicing together for many years. They have all deeply explored a variety of traditions— for some it has been the Tibetan Buddhist practices of Dzogchen or Mahamudra, for others it has been the Indian traditions of Yoga, or Advaita, or what is currently referred to as Nonduality (two popular examples of this are Eckhart Tolle and Adyashanti).

However all of these traditions ultimately point to the same truth, the truth of our basic awareness or presence which is beyond any tradition, practice or teaching. This is the presence we share, and the presence we are, beyond words. This is what we explore in our meetings.

This group is unique in that there is no specific guiding teacher, lama, or guru. We all meet as equals to question, share, and inspire each other to explore the Open Awareness we most deeply are. The meetings are suitable for newcomers as well as experienced meditators, and all are very welcome.

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About Open Awareness Meditation Group October 4, 2010 6:28 PM David Z.

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