Sunday Morning Sit

February 26th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    Sunday Practice

    This public meditation session welcomes newcomers, beginners and people who have an established sitting meditation practice. Whether your motivation is to simply relax, or to explore this profound path, sitting meditation cultivates sanity and fundamental well-being. We practice and teach mindfulness-awareness meditation as it has been passed from teacher to student for 2500 years.

    Meditation instruction is given at 9:30 AM promptly. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before.

    Meditation with chants begins at 10:00 AM in the meditation hall. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early, as no one will be admitted late during chants. This hour is a combination of silent sitting and walking meditation practice. 

    The first 3 Sundays of the month we have discussion facilitated by a senior student. It begins at 11:00 and runs for approximately 45 minutes.  If you do not wish to meditate prior to this you may arrive at 11:00 to join the discussion. 

    The 4th and 5th Sunday are “long sits”—two full hours of silent sitting and walking practice without discussion. 

    We look forward to seeing you. 

    Schedule
    9:30   AM  Meditation Instruction 
    10:00 AM Meditation with opening chants
    11:00 AM  Talk/Discussion


    Price
    There is no cost to attend this event, but suggested donations of $5 to $10 are appreciated. 

    Parents and Children
    We are delighted to have our children’s program, on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, to support parents who want to practice. Send an email to our Director of Family and Children’s Programming at lesliegossett [at] gmail [dot] com.

     

     

     

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    We are committed to offering our programs to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. If you are unable to meet any of our listed pricing tiers please contact us to discuss your current needs. In addition to offering scholarship pricing for those in need, we also offer the option of paying for some programs in installments.

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