Mindfulness Meditation in Stockton!
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The purpose of this group is to share and support mindfulness meditation (sometimes also called insight meditation) or Vipassana practice in the Stockton, California area.
We will share sitting meditation, walking meditation, perhaps some simple mindful movement, and a talk or discussion centered around our practice.
This type of meditation is based on the Theravada Buddhist teachers of the Ajahn Chah and Mahasi Sayadaw lineages and Western Insight tradition as brought to the West by Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Jack Kornfield and teachers of that lineage.
For those who are new to this practice, you will find that this type of meditation is wonderful for clearing your mind, with very little "metodology" or "expertise" needed!
There is no fee or cost. Instead the group is supported by "dana" or "gifts" as support for our IMS teacher, Lori Wong, and for our Unity Center. Dana is an ancient practice based on a culture of giving rather than a culture of exchange.
We are happy to provide an opportunity to bring mindfulness meditation to the Valley. We hope you will be interested in sitting with us!
All are welcome – please drop in. If it is your first time and you are not familiar with meditation, please come about 15 minutes early.
For more information, contact Marylee Revels at Unity, 209-466-5569 or Lori Wong, 209-343-2748.
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Lori Wong has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 2003 and is a Community Dharma Leader in training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.
Her mentor teachers in the program are Gil Fronsdal of Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City and Eugene Cash of SF Insight in San Francisco. She has been a student of tai chi and qigong since 2009 - her teacher is Neil Thomas of the Kung Fu Institute in Modesto. She is a former board member of the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City and is currently on the board of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies and is a founding director of the Buddhist Insight Network.
She leads an Insight Meditation sitting group on Tuesday evenings at the Unity Church in Modesto and is also a volunteer in the Buddhist Pathways Prison Project, bringing mindful meditation to California state prisons in the Central Valley.
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