Independent Meditation Center Guide

"Mindfulness practice is very forgiving. It beckons to us to start over again, time after time after time, without judging us for the times we haven't managed to remember to drop in on ourselves."
Mark Williams, The Mindful Way through Depression.

Community of Mindful Living UUFR (Raleigh)
3313 Wade Avenue
Raleigh,  North Carolina   27607
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Mahayana Buddhist
Email Click to contact via e-mail
Phone 919-833-4027
Center's Description
Our sangha is in the tradition of Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hahn and his Order of Interbeing. It meets every Monday from 7:30-9:00 PM in the Clara Barton Room of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh. You do not have to be a member of the UUFR to sit with us. People of all ages, ethnicities, religious affiliations, and levels of skill or experience are welcome to join us. Our general format each week includes:

1st Monday: reading in advance and Dharma discussion
2nd Monday: recitation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Interbeing
3rd Monday: focus on silent meditation
4th Monday: leader's choice
5th Monday: potluck dinner at 6:30 PM, with business meeting- then, leader's choice

We typically begin and end each evening with silent meditation. Normally, there will also be a time for introducing ourselves, sharing our joys and concerns, and making announcements or updates. We usually take a 5-10 minute stretch break at some point, too. Members of our group sign up to lead the weekly meetings in advance. Anyone who feels comfortable doing so is encouraged to try leading. We ask that every week each person leave a one dollar donation to help support the Touching and Healing Program in Vietnam, a bi-annual donation to the UUFR, and new materials such as candles for our group. This, however, is completely optional.

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