Mindfulness Meditation in the Insight tradition.
The Heart of Freedom class provides instruction and support for the cultivation of mindfulness. I refer to mindfulness as loving presence or non-judgmental present moment awareness. We welcome both beginning and more advanced meditators. The evening includes guided and silent sitting in the practice that leads to insight or Vipassana mind. The focus of Doug's teaching is on the cultivation of compassion, loving-kindness and wisdom through the practice of being fully present for the ever changing joys and sorrows of life. In addition to traditional mindfulness meditation, this evening includes a talk on topics related to mindfulness meditation. There is also an opportunity for informal discussion and for questions related to practice. The discussion is in a small group setting. The group meets in the living room behind the main meditation hall. Enter through the kitchen door on the left side of the building.
We have a blessing circle once a month on the third Thursday to comfort and support those experiencing loss, grief, illness or any of the "10,000 sorrows" of this life. This will start with the regular 7:00 pm tea, 7:30 pm sit and 20 minute dharma talk on loving kindness practice.
Donation basis (suggested $5 to 15).
7:00:- 9:15 PM Thursdays
Portland Insight Meditation Center
6536 SE Duke Street, Portland OR 97206
No registration required..
Call 503-293-4177 or send email to Doug