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MARIETTA MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS

MEETING SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE

We are a member-led group focused on developing our mindfulness, compassion and insight meditation practice. Our approach is rooted in traditional Buddhist practice, but we borrow from other wisdom traditions as well. In short, our approach is simple and practical, not doctrinal.

At each meeting, we meditate for about 20 minutes, then have a short dharma talk or reading, followed by open discussion.

Some of our members have long experience and have studied with leading dharma teachers, while others are brand-new. All are welcome.

There are no dues, but we accept small donations to cover the costs of our rent and materials. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and remove your shoes before entering the sitting area. There are plenty of chairs and a few meditation cushions. Feel free to bring your own cushion. Please try to come on time because we begin our meeting with meditation, but if you're running a little late feel free to come in quietly and join us.

Suggested Reading

Introductory reading

Why Meditate, Matthieu Ricard

Awakening the Buddha Within, Lama Surya Das

Mindfulness in Plain English, Bhante Gunaratana

More advanced reading

Happiness, Matthieu Ricard

The Wise Heart, Jack Kornfield

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, Bhante Gunaratana

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, Bhante Gunaratana

Insight Meditation, Joseph Goldstein

Buddhism Without Beliefs, Stephen Batchelor

A Gradual Awakening, Stephen Levine

Beyond Religion, H.H. The Dalai Lama

Contacts/More Information

John Williamson................................................................................. 678-358-9317

Upcoming events (5)

Cancelled Until Further Notice

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Attendance has dropped off quite a bit after we moved from Woodstock. I'm going to look for a new meeting place that will be more convenient for our members, but in the meantime I am suspending the regular meetings. I will send an announcement if/when I find a suitable place. Namaste. We are a member-led group practicing mindfulness and insight meditation. At each meeting, we sit for 20 minutes or so, and have a short dharma talk or reading followed by open discussion. There are no fees to attend, but we gratefully accept small donations to cover our rent. We have plenty of chairs and some extra cushions. Please feel free to bring your own cushion.

Cancelled Until Further Notice

Location visible to members

Attendance has dropped off quite a bit after we moved from Woodstock. I'm going to look for a new meeting place that will be more convenient for our members, but in the meantime I am suspending the regular meetings. I will send an announcement if/when I find a suitable place. Namaste. We are a member-led group practicing mindfulness and insight meditation. At each meeting, we sit for 20 minutes or so, and have a short dharma talk or reading followed by open discussion. There are no fees to attend, but we gratefully accept small donations to cover our rent. We have plenty of chairs and some extra cushions. Please feel free to bring your own cushion.

Cancelled Until Further Notice

Location visible to members

Attendance has dropped off quite a bit after we moved from Woodstock. I'm going to look for a new meeting place that will be more convenient for our members, but in the meantime I am suspending the regular meetings. I will send an announcement if/when I find a suitable place. Namaste. We are a member-led group practicing mindfulness and insight meditation. At each meeting, we sit for 20 minutes or so, and have a short dharma talk or reading followed by open discussion. There are no fees to attend, but we gratefully accept small donations to cover our rent. We have plenty of chairs and some extra cushions. Please feel free to bring your own cushion.

Cancelled Until Further Notice

Location visible to members

Attendance has dropped off quite a bit after we moved from Woodstock. I'm going to look for a new meeting place that will be more convenient for our members, but in the meantime I am suspending the regular meetings. I will send an announcement if/when I find a suitable place. Namaste. We are a member-led group practicing mindfulness and insight meditation. At each meeting, we sit for 20 minutes or so, and have a short dharma talk or reading followed by open discussion. There are no fees to attend, but we gratefully accept small donations to cover our rent. We have plenty of chairs and some extra cushions. Please feel free to bring your own cushion.

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