The Mindfulness Practice Group is a community, a sangha supporting each other in meditative practices. We are peer-led and lay-led: We are all each others' teachers. All are welcome to sit with us; our group practices are Buddhist, yet we respect all meditative practices and celebrate the diversity of practice among us.
The MPG was established nearly two decades ago as a sangha in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen master and founder of the Order of Interbeing, whose speech and practice guidelines inspired our guidelines, our use of the bell, and many of our ceremonies. We are a supporting sangha of the Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship (the UUBF Lotus Chalice is at the upper right).
The Mindfulness Practice Group is a spirituality program of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis. Visit the UUCA Home Page HERE.
WHEN AND WHERE: We meet at UUCA on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30, usually in the sanctuary. We begin with opening words, the lighting of the chalice, and forty minutes of silent meditation; we usually have a talk or readings, followed by discussion.
On Sunday mornings our Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation meets next door in the Emerson Room of the Fahs House. In the summer we meet from 8:30 to 9:30 and during the school year, from 11:00 to noon. These sessions are more beginner-friendly, with twenty minutes of lightly guided meditation.
We may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . We would be pleased to add you to our email list which we use only for program announcements and room changes. Send Mail
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