This ongoing, open, weekly 90-minute group focuses on a deepening understanding of mindfulness in daily life, and the development and continuation of an enjoyable, consistent daily sitting practice. The stillness and spaciousness always available to us are cultivated, and then used as a base of operation for inquiring into and examining the nature of our thoughts and emotions, the experience of self, and our relationship with the world around us. As we see ourselves and the world we live in with greater clarity and wisdom, anxiety, despair and anger soften in us, and true compassionate action can be present.
Open Circle Mindfulness meets Wednesdays at 6:30, via Zoom, at least for now. The group is led by Ken Lenington. We have just finished a year-long exploration of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (the Satipatthana Sutta.) For the next 4 weeks (during June) we’ll be spending our time with the practice of calm abiding meditation. This will be an opportunity for a fresh look at what may be an established practice, or perhaps starting a meditation practice or re-starting a practice that has faded a bit (or a lot!) For further information please see the Calm Abiding Invitation page- it’s in the menu.