NOTE: Limited In-person and Online Meditation Offering (See Calendar)
We teach and practice a type of meditation known as Mahasati meditation. Mahasati in Pali means “great awareness.” It is a form of Vipassana or Insight meditation which originates in Southeast Asia. Mahasati meditation cultivates self-awareness initially through attention to the movement of the body and, at intermediate and more advanced levels, to the movement of the mind. This ultimately leads to a direct and profound understanding of the origins of suffering in human experience and points the way toward ultimate liberation. While Mahasati meditation has its roots in Buddhism, it is not necessary to accept any type of religious doctrine in order to practice. It is also possible to practice it conjointly with other forms of religious practice.
MEDITATION & DHAMMA TALK
Monday: 7:00 – 8:30 pm (In-Person)
Wednesday: 7:00 – 8:00pm (Virtual)
Thursday: 9:30 – 11:00 am (In-Person)
Saturday: 10:00 – 11:30am (In-Person)
Sunday: 10:00 – 11:30 am (In-Person & simultaneously Virtual)
Sessions led by our Thai Monk Achan Da, or one of our Senior Practitioners.
Retreats are an excellent opportunity to deepen your meditation practice by allowing you to cultivate self-awareness for an extended period of time without distraction. Our retreats are usually led by Achan Da & Achan Niphen, both ordained Thai Forest Monks, and meditation masters who have been teaching for decades and who practiced under Thai meditation master Luangpor Teean Jittasubho.
While our retreats are conducted mainly in silence, there are also Dhama talks and opportunities for questions and answers.
Upcoming 2022 Retreats *** DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE***:
Planned Dates: February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11.
Second Saturday of the month! One-day retreats typically begin at 9:30am and conclude at 4:00pm. Participants should bring along a bag lunch. There is a kitchen and microwave available.
To register, please see our highlighted events. If you do not find the date you are interested in attending, simply email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
**NOT Currently Offered**
Currently not offering a separate introductory class.
People new to our Center are encouraged to attend any of our practice sessions and let someone know to it’s your first time here. One of our senior practitioners will provide an introduction to our Center and our method of meditation.
This introduction is appropriate for all new visitors, whether they have previous meditation experience or not, as it introduces visitors to our particular practice and the Meditation Center in general.
There is no formal charge for our programs, but your donations are appreciated and necessary for our survival.