• Open Meditation hosted by Winding Path Sangha

    Coralville Public Library

    IMPORTANT: Because of room unavailability at the Iowa City Public Library this day, this day's meditation will be held at the CORALVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY,[masked]th St., Coralville, IA 52241 Join us for 20 minutes of silent mindfulness meditation in the company of compassionate and sympathetic friends. Instruction available for novice meditators. Those who are interested are welcome to meet at a nearby shop (like the Bread Garden) after meditation for refreshments and conversation. This group, supplemental to the standing meditations Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, hopes to meet on the third Saturday of every month. Locations may vary, depending on room availability at the Iowa City Public Library. Future meeting dates, times, and locations will be posted on Meetup.

  • Meditation

    Trinity Episcopal Church

    During our time together, we'll get to know one another, spend time with guided and/or silent meditation, hear from the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh and take part in Dharma sharing (a chance to talk about our personal practice and application of mindfulness). Chairs and meditation cushions are available, but feel free to bring your cushion if you prefer. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can begin on time. We also ask that as you enter the room you remove your shoes as a way to honor our communal space, silence your cell phones, and observe noble silence while we wait for the session to begin. Members will have an opportunity to contribute dana (a free will donation) to help cover the nominal cost of renting this space, for altar flowers, for the Meetup page subscription and other expenses; please give if and as you're able. No donation is required to attend any of our sessions. On the first Wednesday of every month those who are interested are invited to remain after our meditation time (at about 8 p.m.) to recite the 14 Mindfulness Trainings, a set of precepts that offer us guidance on ethical and healthy living. This takes about 20 minutes. Please direct questions or comments to [masked].

  • Mindful Men Group

    Bread Garden

    Putting our mindfulness practice into, well, practice requires patience, skill, and the support of others. The Mindful Men Group meets on the second and fourth Sundays from 8-9:12 a.m. to offer men--those in the Winding Path Sangha, and those who just want to be more present and compassionate--that support, as well as conversation, laughter, and lasting friendship. Sometimes we focus on a topic (past themes have included dealing with the illness and aging that the Buddha said are inevitable for everyone, skillfully navigating relationships, and exploring what "real" masculinity looks like in the 21st century), and sometimes we simply open our time together to wide ranging discussions about the issues that matter most to us as men trying to be more mindful. Please join us if you can.

  • Meditation

    Trinity Episcopal Church

    During our time together, we'll get to know one another, spend time with guided and/or silent meditation, hear from the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh and take part in Dharma sharing (a chance to talk about our personal practice and application of mindfulness). Chairs and meditation cushions are available, but feel free to bring your cushion if you prefer. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can begin on time. We also ask that as you enter the room you remove your shoes as a way to honor our communal space, silence your cell phones, and observe noble silence while we wait for the session to begin. Members will have an opportunity to contribute dana (a free will donation) to help cover the nominal cost of renting this space, for altar flowers, for the Meetup page subscription and other expenses; please give if and as you're able. No donation is required to attend any of our sessions. On the first Wednesday of every month those who are interested are invited to remain after our meditation time (at about 8 p.m.) to recite the 14 Mindfulness Trainings, a set of precepts that offer us guidance on ethical and healthy living. This takes about 20 minutes. Please direct questions or comments to [masked].

  • Walking Meditation followed by Coffee and Conversation

    Hickory Hill Park

    IMPORTANT! Effective March 2019, our walking meditation starting point and our post-meditation meeting spot have changed to the north/west entrance of Hickory Hill Park off Conklin Lane, and the HyVee Market Grille, respectively. This is an opportunity to take our meditation practice out into the world, specifically Hickory Hill Park in Iowa City. Walking Meditation is a form of slow, silent and mindful walking, where we enjoy nature and "kiss" the earth with each step. The Walking Meditation starts at the north/west entrance to Hickory Hill Park off Conklin Lane (across from the HyVee on Dodge Street/1st Avenue). At about 11 a.m., we'll gather for beverages and conversation at the HyVee Market Grille just across the street from the park entrance. This is a wonderful opportunity for newcomers who want to learn more about the Sangha. We will walk, (gentle) rain, snow, or sunshine, so please dress appropriately. In cases of extreme or dangerously cold or hot weather, however, we may cancel and only meet for coffee at 10 a.m. If that happens, we'll do our best to send out an announcement.

  • Meditation

    Trinity Episcopal Church

    During our time together, we'll get to know one another, spend time with guided and/or silent meditation, hear from the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh and take part in Dharma sharing (a chance to talk about our personal practice and application of mindfulness). Chairs and meditation cushions are available, but feel free to bring your cushion if you prefer. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can begin on time. We also ask that as you enter the room you remove your shoes as a way to honor our communal space, silence your cell phones, and observe noble silence while we wait for the session to begin. Members will have an opportunity to contribute dana (a free will donation) to help cover the nominal cost of renting this space, for altar flowers, for the Meetup page subscription and other expenses; please give if and as you're able. No donation is required to attend any of our sessions. On the first Wednesday of every month those who are interested are invited to remain after our meditation time (at about 8 p.m.) to recite the 14 Mindfulness Trainings, a set of precepts that offer us guidance on ethical and healthy living. This takes about 20 minutes. Please direct questions or comments to [masked].

  • Winding Path Women's Group

    The High Ground Cafe

    New! Effective in April 2019, the Winding Path Sangha Women’s Group will now meet once a month--on the second Friday at 5:30 p.m. at High Grounds Cafe, 310 E. Market St., Iowa City. All are welcome, regardless whether you’re part of the Winding Path Sangha. For more information, contact Sarah at [masked] .

  • Mindful Man Group

    Bread Garden

    Putting our mindfulness practice into, well, practice requires patience, skill, and the support of others. The Mindful Man Group meets on the second and fourth Sundays from 8-9:12 a.m. to offer men--those in the Winding Path Sangha, and those who just want to be more present and compassionate--that support, as well as conversation, laughter, and lasting friendship. Sometimes we focus on a topic (past themes have included dealing with the illness and aging that the Buddha said are inevitable for everyone, skillfully navigating relationships, and exploring what "real" masculinity looks like in the 21st century), and sometimes we simply open our time together to wide ranging discussions about the issues that matter most to us as men trying to be more mindful. Please join us if you can.

  • Meditation

    Trinity Episcopal Church

    During our time together, we'll get to know one another, spend time with guided and/or silent meditation, hear from the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh and take part in Dharma sharing (a chance to talk about our personal practice and application of mindfulness). Chairs and meditation cushions are available, but feel free to bring your cushion if you prefer. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can begin on time. We also ask that as you enter the room you remove your shoes as a way to honor our communal space, silence your cell phones, and observe noble silence while we wait for the session to begin. Members will have an opportunity to contribute dana (a free will donation) to help cover the nominal cost of renting this space, for altar flowers, for the Meetup page subscription and other expenses; please give if and as you're able. No donation is required to attend any of our sessions. On the first Wednesday of every month those who are interested are invited to remain after our meditation time (at about 8 p.m.) to recite the 14 Mindfulness Trainings, a set of precepts that offer us guidance on ethical and healthy living. This takes about 20 minutes. Please direct questions or comments to [masked].

  • Meditation

    Trinity Episcopal Church

    During our time together, we'll get to know one another, spend time with guided and/or silent meditation, hear from the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh and take part in Dharma sharing (a chance to talk about our personal practice and application of mindfulness). Chairs and meditation cushions are available, but feel free to bring your cushion if you prefer. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can begin on time. We also ask that as you enter the room you remove your shoes as a way to honor our communal space, silence your cell phones, and observe noble silence while we wait for the session to begin. Members will have an opportunity to contribute dana (a free will donation) to help cover the nominal cost of renting this space, for altar flowers, for the Meetup page subscription and other expenses; please give if and as you're able. No donation is required to attend any of our sessions. On the first Wednesday of every month those who are interested are invited to remain after our meditation time (at about 8 p.m.) to recite the 14 Mindfulness Trainings, a set of precepts that offer us guidance on ethical and healthy living. This takes about 20 minutes. Please direct questions or comments to [masked].