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Yoga Meditation Fresno 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!

Fresno River Zen
(559) 877-2400
Unitarian Church
Fresno, CA
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Zen

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Olive Branch Ranch
Santa Barbara, CA
Specialty
Vipassana

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Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center
(707) 528-8405
709 Davis, Room 206
Santa Rosa, CA
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Tibetan Shambhala

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Jewel Heart San Francisco
(415) 248-2656
10 Libertyship Suite #370
Sausalito, CA
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Tibetan

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Sonoma Mountain Zen Center
(707) 545-8105
6367 Sonoma Mountain Road
Santa Rosa, CA
Specialty
Zen - Soto

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Zen Forest Refuge
(805) 548-6592
California Hot Springs, CA
Specialty
Zen - Rinzai

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

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Vajrarupini Buddhist Center
(619) 692-3676
3344 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA
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Kadampa Buddhism

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Insight Meditation South Bay
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
Mountain View, CA
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Theravadan / Insight

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Nechung Buddhist Center
1036 Evelyn Ave.
Albany, CA
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Tibetan Gelugpa

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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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