Practice Circle

How

To join our Practice Circle when it is held (see When below), click on this link:

Join the Live Practice Circle Session

When

We meet the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 8 p.m. Central time. There is no need to register in advance, and it’s absolutely free to participate.

What to Expect

We begin each session with a period of lightly guided mindful meditation; so whatever you need for sitting or your preferred posture, please have it ready to go when you join in. After sitting for 15 minutes or so, the invitation will be to share an exercise. This might be a guided meditation of some kind, or a chance to observe some aspect of our experience in the moment. After the exercise, we’ll have a chance to discuss what arose for us; there might be a writing exercise to help us focus our conversation. We’ll sit again for a few minutes of quiet reflection, and end our time together about an hour after we began.

We share the same assignment: to be mindfully present for one another, and to respond to one another with kindness. We’ll also invite some of the many wonderful friends to host practice sessions, each bringing their own unique experience and perspective to our shared practice.

The goal is more than just presenting a meditation session in an online format. The intention is to build a community. It may be a virtual community, but we hope it will become like any other community in that its foundation is a real sense of interdependence and commitment among its members. Perhaps we’ll discover that this meeting place presents some unique opportunities of its own. As with any other aspect of mindfulness practice, it invites your energy and your patience.

We extend our warmest welcome to anyone who wants to share their mindfulness practice with others.

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