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Meditation Minnesota offers crystal-clear teaching on mindfulness and insight meditation practice that is practical, approachable and livable. As the Buddha said: "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."

With this in mind, Meditation Minnesota offers non-mystical, non-institutional and ritual-free teaching on the philosophy practice and benefits of mindfulness meditation - a very practical approach to mindfulness. We may spend time caring for our bodies: time in gyms, on jogging trails or in yoga classes. All with the intention to be more physically healthy and happy. The mind can be developed in the same way - towards happiness and health. With mindfulness meditation, we seek to train our minds towards a lasting happiness not dependent on external circumstances.

Meditation Minnesota offers two weekly meetings with guided meditation. Every meditation session begins with development of shamata - the practice of calm abiding. The second part of the meditation session uses the calm mind as a base for vipassana or insight and the development of wisdom. People may enter the classes at any time, with any level of experience, or from any meditation background as the teachings are non-sectarian - all are welcome. The suggested donation is $15, yet there is no obligation.

The principal meditation focus is mindfulness of breathing, of feeling tones and of mind. These are in concert with loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity practices. The instructors accomplished Western practitioners with substantial experience in deep meditation retreat. They approach meditation training from the perspective of one engaged in modern daily life, earning a living, facing everyday challenges and "walking the walk" with a daily practice of their own. We also offer monthly weekend retreats and longer-length retreats each year. The focus of all of these is a deeper engagement with the core practices of Buddhism: mindfulness, awakening and methods leading directly to realization.

Our intention is to share authentic mindfulness teaching in a manner that is both joyful and applicable to your life. Please feel free to contact us with questions or simply drop in for an evening to get a firsthand experience, drop-ins and beginners are always welcome - and may you be happy!

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Come Meditate: A Peaceful Moment

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Come Meditate to practice mindfulness, get a moment of peace and serenity for the mind.

Each session contains 3 parts:

- Q's & A's (15 minutes): New to meditation or wondering if you're meditating "right"? Bring your questions to the group discussion. We are a supportive group with every member aiming at helping each other to get better at meditation through our own experience.

- Breath work (20 minutes) : using breath techniques from Yoga and meditation to help bring concentration and balance to the mind and body.

- Meditation (20 minutes): this part helps clear up thoughts, relax the mind and balance reactions through breath awareness, body scan or loving-kindness meditation.

This is a Free event. Donation is encouraged monthly to cover the cost to run this meetup. If you are interested in donating, please ask the host directly.

Come Meditate: A Peaceful Moment

Online event

Come Meditate to practice mindfulness, get a moment of peace and serenity for the mind.

Each session contains 3 parts:

- Q's & A's (15 minutes): New to meditation or wondering if you're meditating "right"? Bring your questions to the group discussion. We are a supportive group with every member aiming at helping each other to get better at meditation through our own experience.

- Breath work (20 minutes) : using breath techniques from Yoga and meditation to help bring concentration and balance to the mind and body.

- Meditation (20 minutes): this part helps clear up thoughts, relax the mind and balance reactions through breath awareness, body scan or loving-kindness meditation.

This is a Free event. Donation is encouraged monthly to cover the cost to run this meetup. If you are interested in donating, please ask the host directly.

Come Meditate: A Peaceful Moment

Online event

Come Meditate to practice mindfulness, get a moment of peace and serenity for the mind.

Each session contains 3 parts:

- Q's & A's (15 minutes): New to meditation or wondering if you're meditating "right"? Bring your questions to the group discussion. We are a supportive group with every member aiming at helping each other to get better at meditation through our own experience.

- Breath work (20 minutes) : using breath techniques from Yoga and meditation to help bring concentration and balance to the mind and body.

- Meditation (20 minutes): this part helps clear up thoughts, relax the mind and balance reactions through breath awareness, body scan or loving-kindness meditation.

This is a Free event. Donation is encouraged monthly to cover the cost to run this meetup. If you are interested in donating, please ask the host directly.

Come Meditate: A Peaceful Moment

Online event

Come Meditate to practice mindfulness, get a moment of peace and serenity for the mind.

Each session contains 3 parts:

- Q's & A's (15 minutes): New to meditation or wondering if you're meditating "right"? Bring your questions to the group discussion. We are a supportive group with every member aiming at helping each other to get better at meditation through our own experience.

- Breath work (20 minutes) : using breath techniques from Yoga and meditation to help bring concentration and balance to the mind and body.

- Meditation (20 minutes): this part helps clear up thoughts, relax the mind and balance reactions through breath awareness, body scan or loving-kindness meditation.

This is a Free event. Donation is encouraged monthly to cover the cost to run this meetup. If you are interested in donating, please ask the host directly.

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Come Meditate: A Peaceful Moment

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