If you want to meditate, but can’t sit still we offer a variety of Active meditations. Active meditations include an active participation of the mind and the body to release tension and help you settle inside into the silence and stillness that is there. We also offer Passive meditations, that often are created around breathing, relaxation processes, and other more non-physical activities.
Our meditations are usually 1 hr long and mostly in a group setting at the center. We offer 4 meditations throughout the week. They are:
Monday Nights – Sharing Meditation – 7 PM to around 9 PM
A Sharing Meditation is a safe place to learn the art of expressing your feelings and thoughts. The emphasis is on allowing expression in a safe and non-confronting atmosphere. The structure is 10 -15 minutes sharing and 5 minutes feedback( if desired). The sharing group is leaderless & all discussion is confidential. Our Sharing Meditation is based on The Path of Love Process. We offer it on our schedule, because we find it to be most helpful in our daily lives.
Wednesday Evenings – Kundalini Meditation – 5:15 PM to 6:30 PM
The Kundalini Meditation: An Active Meditation to Move You Into Silence
This meditation consists of four stages of 15 minutes each and includes loosening the body, then moving the body, then witnessing and resting stages. It is good for releasing stress and helping your energy to open and flow.
“The Active part of the meditation is preparation for the silent, meditation space. You are preparing yourself. After the first thirty minutes, then you will be able to be in silence. Then meditation starts. Then you are utterly there. You have become very awake by loosening the body and by movement — these are all devices to make you a little more alert than you ordinarily are. Once you are alert, then the real meditation begins!” (Osho)
Thursday Nights – Rotating Meditation – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
We usually offer a different meditation every week (check the calendar for this week’s Meditation). The meditation can be active, passive or a mix of both. During summer time we often make use of the front outdoor garden and meditate in nature in the back yard, next to the creek.
Saturday Mornings – Dynamic Meditation – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dynamic is a highly active and energizing meditation that opens breathing, body, and inner energies, followed by witnessing and dancing. It lasts for one hour and has five stages.