We recommend the following weekly mindfulness practice groups which are in the style of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and accessible to all regardless of spiritual/religious orientation. All of these groups are drop-in. You may contact them ahead for more information and an orientation to what they do or simply drop in. Prior experience with MBSR is helpful.
Our peer-led meditation group meets every Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:30 am at the Red Cedar Dharma Hall in Bellingham. Doors open at 9:45 and everyone is encouraged to arrive and get settled early so we can start and end promptly.
Our meditative practices are focused on those employed in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): mindfulness meditation, mindful yoga, body scans, loving-kindness meditation. Senior group members take turns leading the meeting.
Our group is open to new members who have had formal Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction or Mindfulness Meditation classes. At this time, there is no fee to participate per se, but we do pass the hat each week to assist the Red Cedar Dharma Hall in recovering operating costs.
For more information, contact Michael Kelberer: email@example.com or (651) 493-4159.
Bellingham Insight Meditation Society – www.bellinghaminsight.org - meditation in the Insight tradition (a simplified version of the Buddhisms of Thailand and Burma) – emphasis on longer sitting periods and community interaction. Also meets at Red Cedar Dharma Hall. “BIMS” has monthly orientations for newcomers on the 1st Tuesday of the month 6pm-7pm. Monthly one-day sits, weekend retreats, longer off-site retreats
Tuesday Evening Practice – Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm. Usually a 45 minute sitting period followed by a program of discussion or lecture. " Thursday Evening Practice
Thursdays 6pm – 8pm. First hour usually Qi Gong (movement meditation), second hour meditation or other programs.
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or (206)235-3489