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 & Wednesday: 7:00 – 8:30 pm (VIRTUAL)
Saturday: 10:00 – 11:30 am (In-Person)
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 2021 Retreats *** DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE***:
Planned Dates: April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 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: email@example.com.
**NOT Currently Offered**
BEGINNER INTRODUCTORY CLASS
Offering virtual intro sessions on second Thursday of each month!
People new to our Center are encouraged to attend our introductory class which takes place currently virtually, on the second Thursday of each month from 7pm to 8:15pm.
This introductory class 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. If your schedule does not allow for participation in our monthly beginner session, please email us at info@ReddingMeditation.org.
There is no formal charge for the introductory class, or any of our meditation practice sessions, but your donations are appreciated and necessary for our survival.