Since 2002, the Center has provided an environment to learn and practice mindfulness, the art of bringing awareness to the present moment.
All are welcome to join in the Center's ongoing activities, including those with little or no meditation experience. We continue to offer opportunities to learn and practice in the following ways:
Regular meditation sessions:
Sessions are one hour with the first 45 minutes spent in silent meditation, followed by a 15 minute period for discussion. Chairs, cushions, and benches are provided.
There are no fees to participate. The Center is non-profit and relies entirely on participant donations. As a guideline, $5-10 per person/visit helps meet our operating costs. No one is ever turned away because of lack of funds.
In addition to our regular meditation sessions, we offer the following:
Ø A Monday night book group. We are currently reading Against the Stream by Noah Levine.
Ø A weekly Mindful Yoga class, where instruction and guidance is provided to integrate mind and body, increasing flexibility of movement and openness of mind and heart
Ø A lending library
Ø An occasional film night with a mindfulness theme
Ø Occasional guest speakers: Lama Gursam, noted Tibetan teacher and humanitarian, was at the Center in April
Ø Occasional day-long workshops for those who want to deepen their ongoing understanding of mindfulness meditation
Ø Twice yearly 8-week Introduction to Meditation courses, taught by Aylene and Ginnie
The Center is not associated with any particular religious or faith community. Rather it is a conscious practice that can support other belief systems or stand alone.