Meditation is simply practicing EASE while still paying ATTENTION. In a way, it is like practicing enlightenment itself.
At Live Well, we teach and practice meditation for a number of reasons:
- health benefits, including lowered blood pressure and increased immunity
- stress relief, which is a primary contributor to ill health and physiological compromise
- mental and emotional calm and clarity to practice kindness with ourselves and others
People think they can't meditate, or that it is difficult, or that their minds are just too active. When sitting in a group with other sincere meditators, we are able to go more deeply into the wide open space of freed spirit.
Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00pm, we take some time to be still, pay attention, and be at ease.
Meditations are led by Margie Rodgers and Seamus Kennedy.
Margie Rodgers is our regular meditation instructor. She is a student of the Tibetan Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön and a leader in the Pema Chödrön Foundation, and brings inspiration and deep kindness to her meditations at Live Well.