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Meditation In Everyday Life: 5 Week Course

Meditation In Everyday Life: 5 Week Course

By making a deep connection to the present moment and understanding our mind through the practice of meditation, we learn to make friends with ourselves. Meditation in Everyday Life is a 5-week course that teaches mindfulness meditation and shows us how this practice can improve our daily lives in the most...
Tuesday Night Open House

Tuesday Night Open House

The Tuesday Night Open House is a great introduction to Buddhist meditation and an opportunity to connect with other practitioners. It begins with a group meditation practice, a talk by one of our senior teachers, discussion, and a reception. Meditation instruction is also provided. The Open House is an opportunity...
Why Do You Meditate?

Why Do You Meditate?

Or why do you want to start meditating?  Submit a photo of you holding your answer and we will add it to the “Why I Meditate” gallery on this website. Be sure to write a paragraph or two explaining “Why I Meditate” so we can add it under your image....
Why I Meditate:
Why I Meditate: "Its Time I Friended Myself"

Why I Meditate: “Its Time I Friended Myself”

  “I get so busy that its easy not to take time off to do things for myself… I’m on the computer all day at work and then come home and immediately sit down at my laptop and log on to Facebook and Twitter. The next thing I know its 1am and time to go to...
Why I Meditate: "It Makes Me Happier"

Why I Meditate: “It Makes Me Happier”

“I just feel better in general when I have a regular sitting practice. I’m a better friend, a better employee, a better partner, a better performer when I meditate frequently. Not that meditation is easy but it definitely makes me a happier person overall.” -Hannah C (Submit your own photo and story about why you...
Why I Meditate: "Because It Works!"

Why I Meditate: “Because It Works!”

“I remember reading somewhere that the first step in getting disentangled is experiencing entanglement.  You have to be able to see what’s going on before you can have a workable relationship with it, and this is what I’ve found meditation does for me. I don’t really know how meditation works or why it works –...
Why I Meditate: "The World Needs It"

Why I Meditate: “The World Needs It”

    “I never realized how much effect I had on other people until I started meditating. People really notice when you’re relaxed, and open, and you don’t take yourself so seriously. I know I feel more relaxed when I’m around those people. I also really feel it when people around me are pissed off,...
Why I Meditate: "I Need The Space"

Why I Meditate: “I Need The Space”

  “I meditate because it makes me feel less crowded. Spaciousness was one of the fist things I remember feeling after I learned to meditate. It was the first time I purposefully created a gap in my thoughts. Our brains job is to think. But sometimes things are racing around way too much in there....
Why I Meditate: "Less Stress"

Why I Meditate: “Less Stress”

I’ve experienced many benefits in my life as a result of learning to meditate and having a regular meditation practice. But the most profound effect for me has been my ability to manage stress. Like a lot of people, I have to work with stress in my life. Some of that came from not realizing...