We are a secular meditation group that draws our practices chiefly but not exclusively from Buddhism. These include breath meditation, sound meditation, loving-kindness meditation, the body scan meditation, and more. By secular, we mean that we only draw upon those elements that are consistent with science, and discard any, such as the doctrine of rebirth, that are based on metaphysical beliefs.
A collection of our meditation has been published by New World Library under the title SECULAR MEDITATION.
We strive to make this a friendly, welcoming group for everyone from beginners to experienced meditators and for people of all backgrounds.
Our formal, sitting meditations usually last for about 20 minutes. After the meditation, there is a discussion in which people share how the meditation went. This is followed by a more open discussion in which we can talk more about meditation in general and people have an opportunity to share "joys and concerns" about what is going on in their lives. What people share should be kept confidential unless they indicate otherwise.
There is no need to bring anything. We provide chairs and a cushions. There is no charge.
We are hosted by the Humanist Hub. If you would like to support the work of the Humanist Hub, please visit their web page.
We are also affiliated with the Secular Buddhist Association and the Spiritual Naturalist Society. You do not need to be a member of any of these organizations in order to attend.
If you cannot attend in person, you can also view our meditation videos here and here.
You can also read about us in this article which originally appeared in the Washington Post.
Here is our Facebook page.