Join Us for Meditation. Developing a meditation practice is easier in the company of others. We offer three meditations each week in the Madison metropolitan area – one central, one west, and one east. All are open to everyone and are ‘drop-in’.
30-minute sitting followed by 10-minute movement meditation and Dhamma discussion or talk. This sitting is led by James Meadows, Jayson Chung, and Richard Ely. James has had a meditation practice since 1994, when he spent four months at Wat Pah Nanachat (International Forest Monastery) in Thailand. He has a master’s degree in Buddhist Studies from Naropa University. Jayson was among the first participants in the Madison Insight Meditation Group. He has studied with Matthew Flickstein since 2005. Richard has practiced…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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 at Spirit 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…Find out more »