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Yoga Meditation Stockton 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!

Lieu Quan Buddhist Cultural Center
(408) 272-5765
1425 Clayton Road
San Jose, CA
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(323) 223-0610
1492 Blake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
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Spirit Rock Meditation Center
(415) 488-0164
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, PO Box 169
Woodacre, CA
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Vipassana

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Lotus Zen Group
Orange County, CA
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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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(323) 255-5472
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Santa Monica, CA
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Buddhist Tibetan Shambhala

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Diving Deeper Sangha
(707) 964-1855
P.O. Box 2031
Fort Bragg, CA
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(707) 824-2236
c/o Jennifer Young, 7680 Elphick Rd.
Sebastopol, CA
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408-896-2879 or 510-932-1777
15456 Chelsea Dr.
San Jose, CA
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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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