What we’re about
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Sophia Meditation Center was created by a group of friends to provide a welcoming, warm, and inspiring place for anyone to come and meditate. We wanted a place like that, and expect that you do, too. That is why most of our schedule is simply open meditation sessions: come when you can, and meditate for the period of time you prefer.
For those who want meditation instruction, we also offer meditation classes and retreats for all levels of meditators.
Sophia Meditation Center is a non-profit organization, so all of our activities are donation-based and tax-deductible. There are no set fees, dues, subscriptions, memberships, "masters," anyone to follow, and vows or oaths to take, or anything like that.
So enough about us, let's talk about what you really want to know:
What is Meditation, Really?
Real meditation is:
• a form of perception
• a way of getting information
• a precise science
In modern times, people use the word meditation in vague, imprecise, and contradictory ways. In fact, most people have no idea what meditation really is.
Meditation is a state of consciousness. Since consciousness is the basis of perception, meditation is a state of perception.
In the state of meditation, by reflecting on a problem or question, we can find answers, insight, wisdom, guidance.
In the state of meditation, we can perceive what is hidden from the physical senses.
In the state of meditation, there is no debate, dogma, belief, or theory: there is only the experience of what is real.
• Silent, open meditation sessions a few times a week, where you can come and go as you wish. Drop by, enjoy the peace and quiet.
• Lectures twice a month on alternating Saturdays.
The lectures are recorded, so you can listen to them anytime, or check them out to see if what we teach is a good match for you.
Have a question? Please let us know.
We hope to meet you!
Your friends at Sophia Meditation Center