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Afternoon Meditation - Why Meditate? - 45 minutes of silence (free event)

  • Apr 17, 2013 · 1:45 PM
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Arrive at 1:45 and settle in.  (If you are new to meditation, come early for free lesson)

2:00 to 2:45 Silent Menditation (we will sit in total silence for 45 minutes)

2:45 to 3:00 We will discuss our meditation experience and discuss the following excerpt:

Why meditate?

Victor Frankl once said that, "When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves." In life we are often faced with unwanted circumstances -- a thwarted goal, an insult, an injury, or even the death of a loved one. Often times, nothing can be done to change things on the outside, and despite understanding that rationally, it proves difficult to truly accept things the way they are, and be at peace with them.

Meditation is about accepting that challenge to change ourselves, and transforming our habits of interpretation. By learning to understand and focus on what is real, we go beyond our conditioned view of reality and experience the subtler truths of our existence, in the process becoming more connected with what really is. Fortunately, that which is real is continuously manifesting itself in this present moment, and in every present moment. It's as simple as that: just by letting go of the past and the future, we remain with our awareness of reality and increase our ability to embrace that reality.

Refreshments will be seved from 3:00 to 4:00

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  • Padma

    In meditation, let your thoughts come and go; just don't serve them tea :)

    April 14, 2013

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