A Welcoming Environment
We generally meditate sitting on chairs to ensure that everyone is comfortable. There is no physical exercise involved. The rooms are modern, well lit and in an established community building.
Meditation and Reading
Most classes begin with a breathing meditation, guided by the teacher, to help everyone relax and quiet their minds.
Then the meditation teacher will give a short talk on a topic which is of practical benefit in our daily lives. These topics are based on Buddha’s teachings, but you don’t need to be a Buddhist to attend. Everyone is welcome.
Following this, the Teacher will guide another meditation, this time focusing on the meaning of the talk. American Buddhist nun Kelsang Jangchen is our main teacher.
Discussion & Questions
There is usually time for discussion and Q & A during the class. There’s also an opportunity to chat with the teacher, assistants, and other students after class, in an informal setting over refreshments.
What to Wear? What to Bring?
There is no need for any special clothing. You may sit in a chair or on a cushion, so just wear what is comfortable. Please avoid wearing strong perfumes. Some people like to bring a notebook to take notes, but nothing else is needed for the class.
We have a selection of meditation books, guided meditation CDs, and gift items.
More info including directions, phone, and email are here.