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
Specialty
Zen

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Slowly Ripening Sangha - Santosha Yoga Studio
(530) 342-0255
973-F East Ave.
Chico, CA
Specialty
Zen

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Fragrant Earth Sangha
(510) 982-0444
2625 Alcatraz Avenue, Box 404
Berkeley, CA
Specialty
Zen

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Berkeley Buddhist Priory
(510) 528-1876
1358 Marin Ave.
Albany, CA
Specialty
Zen - Soto

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Kagyu Droden Kunchab
(415) 752-5454
1892 Fell St.
San Francisco, CA
Specialty
Tibetan

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Long Beach Kadampa Buddhist Center
(323) 223-0610
Windhorse Theosophy Center
Long Beach, CA
Specialty
Kadampa Buddhism

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Palm Springs CA - Dharmachakra Buddhist Center
(619) 692-3676
3300 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
Specialty
Kadampa Buddhism

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Alameda Sangha
(510) 917-6119
Alameda, CA
Specialty
Zen

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Grass Valley Meditation Group
(530) 272-2095
Stillpoint Studio
Grass Valley, CA
Specialty
Tibetan Shambhala

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Still Water Sangha
805-452-8485 or 818 878-0046
Santa Barbara, CA
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Zen

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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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