Benefits of Meditation

Meditation helps us on many levels, from simple relaxation to freedom from suffering and full liberation of heart and mind. It allows us to:

  • defuse stress and experience greater calm

  • explore the mind-body relationship

  • connect to our feelings

  • expand our sense of who we are, beyond our fears and self-judgment

  • find genuine happiness

  • discover inner resources that can change our everyday lives

  • awaken our capacity for insight and wisdom

  • transform our worldview from one of isolation and confusion to one of connection, clarity and compassion

  • broaden our perspective and deepen our courage, based on seeing things just as they are


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Half day silent

retreat

1st Monday of the

month

9am-1pm

 

β€œThe practice of meditation does not ask us to become a Buddhist or a meditator or a spiritual person. It invites us to fulfill the capacity we each have as humans to awaken. The skill of becoming more mindful, and more present, and more compassionate, and more awake is something we may learn sitting on a meditation cushion, but this capacity for awareness helps in computer programming, playing tennis, lovemaking, or walking by the ocean and listening to life around you. In fact, to awaken, to be really present, is the central art in all other arts.

What is that which we can awaken to? We awaken to what Buddhists call the dharma. Dharma is the Sanskrit and Pali word that refers to the universal truths: to the laws of the universe and the teachings that describe it. In this sense, finding the dharma is quite immediate. It is the wisdom that is always present to be discovered.” Jack Kornfield