“Meditation is based on the premise that the natural state of the mind is calm and clear. It provides a way to train our mind to settle into this state. Our first reason for meditating might be that we want some freedom from our agitated mind. We want to discover the basic goodness of our natural mind.
To do this requires us first to slow down and experience our mind as it is. In the process, we get to know how our mind works. We see that wherever the mind is abiding — in anger, in desire, in jealousy, or in peace — that is where we also are abiding. We begin to see that we have a choice in the matter: we do not have to act at the whim of every thought. We can abide peacefully. Meditation is a way to slow down and see how our mind works.”
— from How to Meditate by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Join us for shared meditation on Wednesdays at 10:00 am in room UL5 and Thursdays at 5:30 pm in room LL17. You can choose to meditate for 20 or 45 minutes. For those who are new to meditation, we have a summary of meditation instruction. For more information, contact Helen Klimowicz via the church office.