led by Ven. Carol
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Our Monday drop-in meditation sessions provide an ideal environment for new students to learn how to meditate, and for seasoned meditators to deepen their practice.
We use meditation to work with our minds and to cultivate the potential of the mind to experience more happiness. Both neuroscience and medical research have studied the effects of meditation and discovered many benefits of this practice. These include stress reduction, lower blood pressure, increased attention, less anger, greater positive mental states, and an increase in our capacity for peace and happiness.
Beyond that, meditation is an essential part of our spiritual practice if we are wanting to attain spiritual realizations.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who can attend?
Everybody is welcome to attend. You can be a beginning student or a seasoned meditator.
- Do I need to bring anything?
The center provides chairs, as well as mats and cushions if you prefer to sit on the floor. You can also bring your own meditation props.
- What is the format of the class?
After a brief introduction we start with a period of meditation on the breath, followed by a longer, guided meditation on a particular topic such as impermanence, equanimity, compassion, etc. (Total meditation time is about 30 minutes.) Following meditation there is time for discussion, and Q&A along with tea and snacks.