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!
Tag Archives: Quotes
“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
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
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)
NOTE 2 SELF: ‘You still in bed?!’ (Quote by C.S. Lewis from a letter to Arthur Greeves).
“Maranenapi tam pahiyatiyam puriso mamidanti mannati.Etampi viditva pandito,na mamattayanametha mamako. “At death, a person abandonswhat one construes as mine.Realizing this, the wiseshouldn’t inclineto be devoted to mine.” ~ The Buddha from the Sutta Nipata, 4:812(translated from the Pali by Thanissaro … Continue reading
“Do not look at the faults of others,or what others have done or not done;observe what you yourself have doneand have not done.” ~ The BuddhaDhammapada, Chapter 4: 50 “Flowers.”
When one lives vitallyIn the present momentWithout being pressuredToward the past or future,One lives as the present itself.One actually becomesThe present unfolding.No other place is so vast and broad… – Ji Aoi Isshi | Quote courtesy DailyZen.com