Welcome to the Meditation Circle, a Buddhist-oriented meditation group based in Charleston, West Virginia. The group meets 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 520 Kanawha Boulevard W., in Charleston, West Virginia. Beginners and those returning to meditation and mindfulness practice welcome! We sit for 25 minutes, with a short guided meditation, followed by discussion. See the ‘RESOURCES’ page for tips on setting up or deepening meditation practice. Be well!
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“Think about the people who’ve devoted their lives to the practice of the Dhamma and were able to reap the fruit of that practice. As you look at what you’re doing in the course of the day, you may find … Continue reading
Coming to grips with the fundamental nature of daily existence as being impermanent is a fundamental teaching in Buddhist mindfulness and meditation practice. This is not meant to be a depressing insight, but a freeing one. Once we truly begin … Continue reading
Take care not to let mechanicalIntelligence burden your mind;Watch what is not temporalAnd remain unmoved by things. ~ Lao tzu(quote courtesy DailyZen.com)
“My advice is to not let yourself get wrapped up in doubts and questions. Let them go and directly contemplate whatever you are experiencing. Don’t make a big deal out of any physical pleasure or pain you experience. When you … Continue reading
You are a seeker.Delight in the masteryOf your hands and your feet,Of your words and your thoughts.Delight in meditation and in solitude.Compose yourself, be happy.You are a seeker. ~ The Buddha in “The Dhammapada”
“To meditate does not mean to fight with a problem. To meditate means to observe.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
The Dhammapada is an exquisite collection of short, pithy teachings by the Buddha. Read the whole collection here.
~ More on Thich Nhat Hanh here
These two graphics may speak to some of us. Come sit on Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. , and get to know the coming and going of thoughts without serving them herbal tea. DETAILS HERE
“I follow four dictates: face it, accept it, deal with it, let it go.” ~ Chan Master Sheng Yen
“Many people cannot allow themselves the time to sit and do nothing but breathe. They consider it uneconomical or a luxury. People say ‘time is money.’ But time is much more than money. Time is life. The simple practice of … Continue reading
Few people see the acacia blossoms fall,Night is quiet, the spring mountain empty.The sudden moon alarms mountain birds.Long moment of song in the spring ravine. ~ Wang Wei (699-759)
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 … Continue reading