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Yoga Meditation Chico 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!

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

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

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SpiritPoint Sangha
2220 Conway Drive
Escondido, CA
Specialty
Zen

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Rigpa San Francisco Bay Area
(415) 777-0052
111 New Montgomery, Suite 403
San Francisco, CA
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Tibetan

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Asian Classics Institute of Los Angeles
PO Box 962
Venice, CA
Specialty
Tibetan Vajrayana

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Mountain Spirit Center
(661) 822-7776
8400 Juniper Way
Tehachapi, CA
Specialty
Zen - Korean

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T'hondup Ling
(323) 953-0755
3353 Rowena Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
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Tibetan Nyingma

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

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Dondrub Ling-Dzogchen Community West Coast
(510) 644-2260
2748 #D Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA
Specialty
Tibetan Dzogchen

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Hidden Valley Zen Center
(760) 591-9893
PO Box 1355
San Marco, CA
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Zen - Rinzai

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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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