NEW! We are now starting our meetings with listening to a 10-15 minute audio meditation course by a renown meditation teacher like Joseph Goldstein. These lessons included a 10 minute guided meditation. We currently are listening to Joseph’s courses from Dan Harris 10% Happier app. The app has many courses and teachers which we will use going forward. These short instructions will be followed by a 30 minute silent sitting and 20 minute walking meditations in noble silence. At the end of meditation you will have an opportunity to comment and ask questions.
If you are new to meditation and need basic instructions contact me through this website ( see Members section, find me Fred Walker and click on send message) ‘to make arrangements to meet me early prior to one of our meetings. Send me your contact information and I’ll get back to you.
We are a small group of dedicated meditators that practice sitting and walking mindfulness meditation in a very nice and very quiet atmosphere. Meditating in a group is said to help add energy and motivation to our practice.
Mindfulness Meditation Practice Sitting group meets every Monday night and starts at 6:30 sharp. Our goal is to have a quiet, uninterrupted meeting so please arrive 5-10 minutes early so you don't disturb the meditation by coming in late. If you are running late by all means join us, but please come in very quietly and find a seat and meditate. We have plenty of seats and your welcome to bring your own cushions if you prefer to sit on the floor. Bring a sweater or shawl as it is on the cold side in this building.
🎆🎇 Finally, before you leave for the meeting check our Meetup site to make sure the meeting has not be canceled due to unforeseen reason.
The emphasis in meditation is on the word "practice." It's a lifelong journey, a process of learning to come back to your clear, unobstructed experience.
"We can become wiser and more compassionate and live more fulfilling lives by refusing to be who we have tended to be in the past. But we must also relax, accepting things as they are in the present, as we strive to change ourselves."
Sam Harris, author of "Waking Up"
Your generosity in providing a donation or Dana for the support of the Buddhist Study and Meditation Group is gratefully accepted and encouraged. The teachings are free.