Yoga Meditation Bakersfield CA

To give meditation a try, sit comfortably, set a timer for 10 minutes, and explore one of the following strategies. And consider yourself forewarned: Meditation is a delightfully simple practice , but that doesn't mean it's easy!

Shimmering Void Zen Center
(661) 330-9332
Levan Institute at Bakersfield College
Bakersfield, CA
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Zen

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Dzalandhara Buddhist Center
(510) 559-8183
1678 Shattuck Avenue, #272
Berkeley, CA
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Kadampa Buddhism

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Mahamudra Meditation Center
Petaluma, CA
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Tibetan Karma Kagyu

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Hollywood CA Kadampa Buddhist Center
(323) 223-0610
1492 Blake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
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Kadampa Buddhism

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Truckee Sangha
(530) 987-0948
Truckee, CA
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Zen

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Shasta Abbey
(530) 926-4208
3724 Summit Dr.
Mt. Shasta, CA
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Zen - Soto

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Atma Jyoti Ashram
1303 Blue Sky Drive
Cardiff, CA
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Yoga

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Land of Medicine Buddha
(831) 462-8383
5800 Prescott Road
Soquel, CA
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Tibetan Buddhist

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Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara
(323) 737-5084
1847 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
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Theravada Buddhist

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Bay Area Vajrayana Buddhist Events List
San Francisco, CA
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Tibetan Vajrayana

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Yoga Meditation

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By Claudia Cummins

To give meditation a try, sit comfortably, set a timer for 10 minutes, and explore one of the following strategies. And consider yourself forewarned: Meditation is a delightfully simple practice , but that doesn't mean it's easy!

Just sit. Commit to doing nothing more than sitting quietly and watching what happens. Don't pick up the phone , don't answer the doorbell, don't add another item to your to-do list. Just sit and observe the thoughts that arise and pass through your mind. You will likely be surprised by how difficult it is to sit quietly for 10 minutes. In the process, though, you may learn something important about the qualities of the restless mind and the ever-changing nature of life .

Listen to the sounds of life. Close your eyes and tune in to the sounds percolating both within and around you. Open your ears and adopt a receptive attitude. At first, you'll likely hear only the most obvious noises, but over time, you'll discover new layers of sounds that you had previously tuned out . Challenge yourself to observe what you hear without clinging to it or resisting it. Notice how the world feels more alive as your awareness of the present deepens.

Practice bare attention. Notice the raw sensations of the present moment—feelings of warmth and coolness, hardness and softness, pressure and ease.

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