PLEASE NOTE—MASK UP!: The Unitarian Universalist Congregation requires the wearing of masks in its building, so please wear one or use ones we will have on hand as TheMeditationCircle.com resumes in-person weekly sittings starting Thursday, April 14, 2022.
The Meditation Circle based in Charleston, WV, will once again hold live, in-person, weekly meditation sessions at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd. W., in Charleston, beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 14, 2022. This is a change from our previous Tuesday meeting day.
The format of the hour-long session is also changing slightly. There will be one round of silent meditation, lasting approximately 25 minutes, followed by a short period of walking meditation. The remainder of the hour will be spent in group discussion, questions, conversation, and a sharing of experiences related to the practice. It is hoped that this will provide an opportunity for members to reconnect with one another after the two-year absence of in-person sittings as a result of the pandemic.
HERE ARE SOME MEDITATION RESOURCES for both beginners and those wishing to deepen their practice
The Meditation Circle is also happy to announce that new opportunities for exploring the path of Insight Meditation are available to the area. The Mindfulness Tree, an online meditation group led by Dr. Christine Blice-Baum is now based in Charleston.
Dr. Blice-Baum is an ordained Lutheran pastor, a student of Buddhism, and meditation practitioner. She received an MA in Religious Studies (Buddhist Studies) from the University of the West in Los Angeles CA, a Buddhist institution, where she is currently a PhD student. She served as an active duty chaplain in the United States Air Force for more than 20 years, including two combat tours in Iraq. For more on the online meditation community she leads, visit The Mindfulness Tree at www.themindfulnesstree.life.
The Meditation Circle will be partnering with Dr. Blice-Baum and the Mindfulness Tree group in expanding opportunities to explore mindfulness and insight meditation in the Charleston area. Please join us around the circle!
~ Founding Meditation Circle facilitators Douglas John Imbrogno & Thad Settle