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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
Specialty
Zen

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Cultural Integration Fellowship
San Francisco, CA
Specialty
Vipassana

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Mindfulness, Diversity and Social Change Sangha
510-540-0141 or 510-547-1254
First Unitarian Church
Oakland, CA
Specialty
Zen / Thich Nhat Hanh

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Diamond Way Buddhist Center San Diego
(858) 558-0705
2823 Curie Pl.
San Diego, CA
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Tibetan Karma Kagyu

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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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Still Water Sangha
805-452-8485 or 818 878-0046
Santa Barbara, CA
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Zen

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Hung Kar Ling
(510) 528-8151
6444 Pine Haven Road
Oakland, CA
Specialty
Tibetan Nyingma

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Ratnashri Sangha
(415) 668-8210
2245 Cabrillo Street #4
San Francisco, CA
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Tibetan

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Three Treasures Zen Community
(760) 745-4249
P O Box 720896
San Diego, CA
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Zen

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La Mesa Kadampa Buddhist Center
(619) 692-3676
3300 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
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Kadampa Buddhism

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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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