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Yoga Meditation Visalia 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!

Santa Monica Mahayana Buddhist Center
(323) 223-0610
1492 Blake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
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Kadampa Buddhism

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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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Hollywood CA Kadampa Buddhist Center
(323) 223-0610
1492 Blake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
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Kadampa Buddhism

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Dzalandhara Buddhist Center
(510) 559-8183
1678 Shattuck Avenue, #272
Berkeley, CA
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Kadampa Buddhism

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Vajrapani Institute
(831) 338-6654
PO Box 2130
Boulder Creek, CA
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Tibetan

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Vajrayana Foundation
(831) 761-6266
Pema Osel Ling Retreat Center
Corralitos, CA
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Tibetan Vajrayana

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Hayward Fourfold Community Sangha
(510) 732-0728
27878 Calaroga Ave
Hayward, CA
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Zen

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Rigpa San Francisco Bay Area
(415) 777-0052
111 New Montgomery, Suite 403
San Francisco, CA
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Tibetan

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Davis Insight Meditation Group
Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis
Davis, CA
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Theravadan / Insight

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Berkeley Zen Center
(510) 845-2403
1931 Russell Street
Berkeley, CA
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Zen - Soto

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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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