Sitting groups are an opportunity to learn and practice meditation in the company of others.
Most sitting group sessions are about 1.5 to 2 hours long. Usually there would be a 45 minute sitting, an opportunity to learn and discuss and an opportunity to connect with others.
Sitting groups are usually drop-in. Before you attend the first please contact the sitting group leader.
The following guidelines are in the spirit of creating and supporting a sacred space to benefit everyone.
Make every effort to arrive on time. If you arrive late, please take a seat near the back of the room or near a door.
The quieting process begins as soon as you enter the building. Please enter the room, remove shoes, and settle in mindfully and quietly.
Practice mindful movement during the meditation. If you need to change your position, move slowly, making the movement part of your meditation. This way you will support the best quality of stillness and silence possible for yourself and others in the room.
Limit your comings and goings during the session out of respect for the practice, the teachings and others. If you know you have to leave early, please take a seat at the back of the room or near a door.