Ways We Practice


Monday Evenings

Monday Evenings are from 6:30-8:30 PM. We do sitting and walking meditation, have tea and share in conversation from the heart.

After closing you are invited to stay for 30 minutes of moving meditation–Being Danced*.

Most Mondays are led by Jo, and sometimes by a TNR regular.

*Being Danced explores the ebb and flow, the strain of trying to make things happen and the release, the bliss, of surrender. By allowing the emotional and physical landscapes to emerge and transform in movement, we naturally return to wholeness, freedom of movement, and connectedness. We notice how life naturally carries us and gives us what we want.

Starting with a guided body meditation while seated, we begin to follow our own desire to move into dance. Creating 30 minute music playlists, Jo holds a safe and nurturing container for women to explore the integration of meditation, movement, and life.

 


Sunday Morning Meditation

About every three weeks Jo leads a Sunday morning retreat, 10 AM – 12;30 PM. If you would like advance notice of these retreats, let us know.


Orientations to koan meditation

If you are new to meditation or to koans and would like to come to an orientation meeting, let us know. By request Jo leads hour-long orientations, walking newcomers slowly through all the elements of the practice. Top flavor the experience, periods of meditation are short, and everything is carefully explained. Koans are introduced in an unintimidating way and questions are encouraged throughout.


Guidelines we follow

Our practice is to bring koans to life in our meditation and in our daily life. We work with a single koan each time we come together for meditation. And we see what happens. Our focus during meditation and during sharing is on what arises inside of us in each moment. Our koan is the teacher, and what arises is the teaching. As facilitator, Jo tries to support the holding of this focus throughout our time together.

During sharing anyone is invited to give voice to what has arisen during the meditation or in that very moment. Jo will respond, either by just saying, ‘thank you’, or by comments designed to deepen or clarify in a helpful direction.


Supporting the Practice

All meditation events are by donation. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Please visit Our Community page for more information on how we support our practice.