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Yoga Meditation Redding 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!

River Oak Sangha
(530) 243-2439
1905 Hartnell
Redding, CA
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Zen

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Empty Gate Zen Center
(510) 845-8565
2200 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA
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Zen - Kwan Um

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Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
(415) 865-1895
39171 Tassajara Road
Carmel Valley, CA
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Zen - Soto

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True Yoga
(805) 449-4225
2837 East Thousand Oaks Blvd. at Skyline Plaza
Thousand Oaks, CA
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Yoga

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Saraha Buddhist Center - Kadampa Buddhist Temple
(415) 503-1187
3324 17th Street
San Francisco, CA
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Kadampa Buddhism

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Deer Park Monastery
(760) 291-1003
2499 Melru Lane
Escondido, CA
Specialty
Mindfulness / Thich Nhat Hanh

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Dzogchen Center Peer-Led Practice Group Orange County
(888) 266-2305
Dana Point Youth & Group Facility
Dana Point Harbor, CA
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Tibetan Dzogchen

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Lotus Zen Group
Orange County, CA
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Zen

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Sacramento Insight Meditation
916 447-9999 (during the day)
725 30th Street, #102
Sacramento, CA
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Vipassana

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InsightLA
(310) 774-3325
1430 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA
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Vipassana

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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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