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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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Peaceful Heart Sangha
(925) 930-9894
256 Dantley Way
Walnut Creek, CA
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Zen

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

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Pasadena Zen Sitting Group
(626) 399-4729
902 N. Madison Ave.
Pasadena, CA
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Zen

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Dewikoti Buddhist Center
c/o 805 4th Street #6, San Rafael
Marin, CA
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Kadampa Buddhism

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Center for Timeless Wisdom
888 772 4452 or 732 358 5005
555 Bryant St., #302
Palo Alto, CA
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Mahayana Buddhist

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Dondrub Ling-Dzogchen Community West Coast
(510) 644-2260
2748 #D Adeline Street
Berkeley, 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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Hollywood CA Kadampa Buddhist Center
(323) 223-0610
1492 Blake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
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Kadampa Buddhism

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