Weekly Meditation Sessions

Sunday, 6-8 pm (Central Madison)

First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI

1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays: 45 minutes sitting followed by discussion period. The discussion is led by volunteers from within our our group who offer to lead on a topic of interest to them.

2nd and 4th Sundays: 45 minutes sitting followed by 20 minutes walking meditation followed by 45 minutes sitting.

We meet every week of the year except for one week in July or August when the facility is closed for annual maintenance.
Bring your own meditation cushion or bench if you have one. We usually have a few meditation cushions (zafus) for use if you do not own one. Chairs are available.

Tuesday, 6:30-8:15 pm (West Madison)
9638 Shadow Ridge Trail, Middleton, WI

45 minutes of meditation followed by a Dhamma discussion. This gathering is led by Janice Sheppard, who was trained at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery as a Buddhist Lay Minister, and atSpirit Rock Meditation Center as a Community Dharma Leader. The discussion may be based on an dhamma talk, a brief reading, or a sutta that Jan will share. This group sometimes investigates topics over a period of weeks, for example, we recently spent two months going through the seven factors of enlightenment. The evening begins and ends with a brief chant and bowing. Participation in the chanting & bowing is solely a personal choice and is not required. There is also a shrine with a Buddha image, candles and incense. If you have a cushion, please bring it, however there are some cushions here and chairs are available.

Directions from central Madison:
Take University Avenue heading west, continue past Hilldale Shopping Center to the gradual right for the Old Middleton Rd. cutoff. Continue on Old Middleton (you will cross Whitney Way) for about 1 mile to Old Sauk Rd. Turn left onto Old Sauk Rd.. Stay on Old Sauk Rd. for 4 miles. (you will pass under highway 12/18, and continue another mile and a half ) until you see Cricket Lane, on the right. Turn right on Cricket Lane. Then take the first lefton Shadow Ridge Trail. 9638 is at the top of the hill and has two foo lion statues and a standing Buddha in front.

Directions from Madison and surrounding area:
Take the Beltline (Highway 12/18 West) to Old Sauk Rd., exit #253. Go west on Old Sauk Rd another 1.5 miles to Cricket Lane. Turn right on Cricket Lane, then left onto Shadow Ridge Trail. 9638 is at the end of the block with Foo lion statues and a standing Buddha in front.

Friday, 7:30-9:00 pm (East Madison)
Main Street Yoga, 1882 E. Main St., Madison, WI

30 minute sit followed by a 10 minute movement meditation and either a discussion or a talk. Led by Devon Hase, Craig Hase, and Jack Arpin. Devon completed the Community Dharma Leader training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Craig has been studying in the American Vipassana tradition for a number of years. Jack ordained and lived in a Thai Forest monastery. Cushions and chairs available.

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Madison Vipassana, Inc. 2017