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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!

Truckee Sangha
(530) 987-0948
Truckee, CA
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Hidden Valley Zen Center
(760) 591-9893
PO Box 1355
San Marco, CA
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Zen - Rinzai

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Blooming Lotus Sangha
415-586-7574 or 415-931-4062
San Francisco, CA
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Zen

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North Fork--Oakhurst Empty Nest Zendo
(559) 877-2400
PO Box 690
North Fork, CA
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Zen

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Sae Taw Win II Dhamma Center
(707) 824-4456
8769 Bower Street
Sebastopol, CA
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Theravada Buddhist

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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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Diving Deeper Sangha
(707) 964-1855
P.O. Box 2031
Fort Bragg, CA
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Zen

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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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Diamond Way Buddhist Group Sebastopol
(707) 824-2236
c/o Jennifer Young, 7680 Elphick Rd.
Sebastopol, CA
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Tibetan Karma Kagyu

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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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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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