What we're about

This group focuses on our practice of increasing awareness and being present in our lives through mindfulness meditation. When we practice observing the mind, we notice it is continually making commentary, and we cultivate the ability to carefully observe those thoughts, seeing them for what they are without aversion or judgement. We learn to be more present by realizing that thoughts are just thoughts, allowing us to let go of unhelpful, conditioned thinking. We will meet to discuss the benefits, challenges and opportunities of a mindfulness practice as a path to improved quality of life, and support each other as we explore this practice individually and collectively. Guided and/or group meditation may be included in gatherings. And we can discover additional ways to practice mindfulness beyond meditation, like when waiting in lines, at traffic lights, or while walking. All levels of experience are welcome. Please bring your sense of humor (nothing should be taken too seriously).

Upcoming events (4+)

Sunday Morning Meditation

Needs a location

Nagaloka offers meditation every SUNDAY Morning: in-Person, 8:30AM-9:45am (MASKS REQUIRED), 40-minute meditation (alternating between the mindfulness of breathing and loving-kindness meditation) plus chanting, tea break, and “Dharma discussion” of our experience with the day’s meditation.

Sunday Morning Meditation

Needs a location

Nagaloka offers meditation every SUNDAY Morning: in-Person, 8:30AM-9:45am (MASKS REQUIRED), 40-minute meditation (alternating between the mindfulness of breathing and loving-kindness meditation) plus chanting, tea break, and “Dharma discussion” of our experience with the day’s meditation.

Introduction to Mindfulness with Paul Shattuck, MSW, PhD

Link visible for attendees

$30.00

Wanting more calm and inner peace? Difficulty with focus and distraction? Curious about mindfulness practices and meditation? Join me for an introduction to key mindfulness principles and practices. Each class will include some instruction, an opportunity to practice skills, and some discussion.

Format: 6 one-hour sessions online using Zoom

Cost: $30.00 for the entire set of six sessions (payable by Venmo)

Registration: The Organizer will contact people who register here on meetup with further details including payment information and the Zoom link for all workshop sessions.

Dates: Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00. Starting Monday August 29, 2022. Final class Thursday, September, 15

  1. Monday, August 29: Introduction to Mindfulness
  2. Thursday, September 1: Mindfulness of the Body
  3. Monday, September 5: Mindfulness of Emotions
  4. Thursday, September 8: Working with Thoughts and Beliefs
  5. Monday, September 12: The Wise Heart - Loving Kindness and Compassion
  6. Thursday, September 15: Bringing Your Practice into the World

NOTE: This is an introductory workshop focused on learning and applying new skills. It is not a scholarly class about the history of Buddhism or a deep intellectual examination of spiritual texts and concepts. If you are currently experiencing significant stress, loss, depression, addiction or other mental health challenges then understand that this is not a therapeutic treatment or a support group.

About Paul Shattuck: Dr. Shattuck has been practicing meditation and yoga for over 30 years. He did a TEDx talk in 2021 on the intersection of mindfulness practices and community leadership. He has had several careers: building contractor, community organizer, professor of social work and public health. Shattuck’s current career in the private sector is doing policy research on the health impacts of climate change and ways to foster decarbonization in the healthcare sector. He lives in Portland, Maine where he is an avid hiker, backpacker and paddler - and does volunteer work in the community. Shattuck identifies as a pansexual, cis gendered, white male and pronouns are he/him/his.

Sunday Morning Meditation

Needs a location

Nagaloka offers meditation every SUNDAY Morning: in-Person, 8:30AM-9:45am (MASKS REQUIRED), 40-minute meditation (alternating between the mindfulness of breathing and loving-kindness meditation) plus chanting, tea break, and “Dharma discussion” of our experience with the day’s meditation.

Past events (728)

Sunday Morning Meditation

Needs a location

Photos (65)