Sunday Morning Meditation

August 9th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room


    Please note that our Sunday practice has moved online. 

    The  Zoom Join URL is:

    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 10 AM promptly.

    Meditation also begins at 10 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. 

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

    10 AM Meditation Instruction 
    10 AM Meditation
    11 AM  Talk and Discussion

    There is no cost to attend this event. A suggested donation of $5 to $10 is appreciated.

    If you have questions, or you wish to volunteer, please contact Irene: iokupnik [at] yahoo [dot] com


    ZoomAbout Zoom
    These sessions are all through the Zoom platform. It is available for computers, smart phones, and tablets. You will need to download the free app on your device before joining the session. Once it is loaded, all you need to do is click the link and follow the prompts to join the session.

    It is best to join 5 minutes in advance so that you are set up when the session begins.

    And, make certain that your mic is muted when you join to avoid background noises which are multiplied with many participants.

    Learn more about Zoom here:

    You can find is a list of Zoom FAQs at this link





    We appreciate you registering and paying online. This helps us not only to plan for the program, but speeds up the registration line on the day of the program.

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