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Yoga Meditation Modesto 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!

Modesto Lotus Blossom Sangha
(209) 524-9333
1008 Lexington Dr.
Modesto, CA
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Zen

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Unfettered Mind - San Diego Practice and Study Group
(858) 453-4344
5190 Governor Drive, Suite 101
San Diego, CA
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Buddhist

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Dharma Zen Center
(213) 934-0330
1025 S. Cloverdale Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
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Zen

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Sonoma Shambhala Meditiation Center
(707) 935-6333
255 W. Napa St., Ste G
Sonoma, CA
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Tibetan Shambhala

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

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Modesto Valley Heartland Zen Group
(209) 573-8313
The Seasons
Modesto, CA
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Zen

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Bay Zen Center
(510) 482-2533
5600A Snake Road
Oakland, CA
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Zen

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Sakya Dechen Ling
(510) 465-2202
2980 College Avenue Suite #6
Berkeley, CA
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Tibetan Vajrayana

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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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Ordinary Dharma and Manzanita Village
(310) 470-8443
Los Angeles, CA
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Vipassana 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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