Open Meditation Saturday
Saturday, January 26, 9am-3pm
Format will be similar to that of Buddhist vipassana retreats, with alternating periods for sitting and walking meditation (the church has ample grounds for walking, and a labyrinth). Practitioners from any silent contemplative tradition are welcome; there are moveable chairs, but if you prefer other support please bring this.
There will be some brief instruction at the beginning and a break for lunch (not provided: please bring whatever food and snacks you’d like), and you do not need to commit for the entire time: feel free to come or go during the walking meditation periods ( 10:00-10:30, 11:00-11:30, 12:12:45, 1:30-2:00). We will observe Noble Silence (no talking or interaction unless needed) during the sitting and walking meditation, but not at lunch. We currently do not have a loud meditation bell audible outside the building so if you are planning to do walking meditation outside please bring a watch.
There is no fee, though dana to support the venue will be gratefully accepted. Contact Phil Schrodt (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any further details.
Location: Park Street Christian Church, 1200 Park Street, Cville, 22901