Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Des Moines Meditation Group Brochure

The Des Moines Meditation & Mindfulness Group began in 1994 as a community of individuals who come together to support one another in their practices of meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhist philosophy. These practices train us to be more fully present in the here and now; to let go of thoughts, feelings, and sensations that may harm us and others; and to experience more lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and peace. Everyone is welcome. Instructions are provided for beginners. Experienced meditators may use any silent method or the one we teach.

Where and When We Meet:

Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting House, 4211 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50312. The building is located on the northwest corner of 42nd Street and Grand Avenue in Des Moines. Park in the lot off 42nd Street.

Every Tuesday from 7:30 - 9:00 pm
7:30 - 8:10 pm: Sitting Meditation
8:10 - 8:30 pm: Talk or Reading
8:30 - 9:00 pm: Sitting Meditation

Chairs, mats, and cushions are provided. There is a Question and Answer period the first Tuesday of the month instead of the talk. We encourage you to attend all segments to maximize benefits, but you're welcome to participate in any of them.

Occasional full-day retreats are held.

Click here for more information regarding the teachers, sitting meditation, other meditation and mindfulness practices, and Buddha's Eightfold Path.

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