What we're about

The Mindfulness Practice Group is a community, a sangha, supporting each other in meditatve practices. We are peer-led and lay-led: We are all each others' teachers. All are welcome to sit with us; our group practices are Buddhist, yet we respect all meditative practices and celebrate the diversity of practice among us.

The MPG was established nearly two decades ago as a sangha in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen master and founder of the Order of Interbeing, whose speech and practice guidelines inspired our guidelines, our use of the bell, and many of our ceremonies. We are a supporting sangha of the Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship.

We have two weekly meditation practice sessions.

Sunday mornings our Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation meets in the Emerson Room of the Fahs House. In the summer we meet at 8:30-9:30 AM These sessions are beginner-friendly, with twenty minutes of lightly guided meditation.

The Fahs House is a frame building with its own parking lot behind the UU Church. We are on the 1st floor, parking lot side. It is wise to leave extra time to find this on a 1st arrival.

Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, usually in the sanctuary. We begin with opening words, the lighting of the chalice, and forty minutes of silent meditation; we usually have a talk or readings, followed by discussion.

Home page: http://www.mpgannapolis.org/

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The Mindfulness Practice Group is a spirituality program of the Unitarian
Universalist Church of Annapolis. Visit the UUCA Home Page: http://www.uuannapolis.org/ (http://www.uuca-md.org/)

Upcoming events (4+)

Silent Meditation & Program

Unitarian Universalist Church

Every Thursday in the sanctuary of the UU Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Rd. Please wear a mask indoors & observe distancing. Usually initial meditation is silent & followed by a program. Sometimes we have a guided or other meditation on topic or shortened meditation to make way for some activity. Please arrive promptly, since the front door will be locked & will have to be attended to let you in. Or someone will have to rise from meditation.

Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation

Unitarian Universalist Church

Every Sunday in the Emerson Rm of the Fahs House, a frame building behind the UU Church with its own parking lot. Please wear a mask indoors at this time & observe distancing. Beginners always welcome. We start with 20 mins. of guided meditation, followed by a dharma discussion of the week. Sometimes the topics come from books we have made available, Sometimes we do another meditative practice after the initial sitting meditation, such as meditative walking. Plenty of time for questions. Ask to be on our e-mail list to receive notices of both Sun. & Thurs. topics. We recommend leaving time to find the Fahs House on a 1st visit. We are in the ground floor room farthest left looking from the Fahs House parking lot

Reading & Writing Haiku with Sensei Bob Ertman

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Sensei Bob Ertman leads Reading & Writing Haiku (& other forms of short poetry) as the practice of attention & connection. This is not a class but a peer group of writers/explorers who may like to share something with the group or may simply sometimes like to encounter haiku. Beginners are welcome. You may enter at any time, since it is not a class, but your questions are welcome. Message us for the link & password. Time is actually the Zoom 40 min.

Silent Meditation & Program

Unitarian Universalist Church

Every Thursday in the sanctuary of the UU Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Rd. Please wear a mask indoors & observe distancing. Usually initial meditation is silent & followed by a program. Sometimes we have a guided or other meditation on topic or shortened meditation to make way for some activity. Please arrive promptly, since the front door will be locked & will have to be attended to let you in. Or someone will have to rise from meditation.

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