Next session – Tuesday, Dec 19, 12:10-12:40
Join Reedies in silent meditation in Eliot 419 each week between 12:10 and 12:40. Sit down – join in – any time you want. Stay as long as you like.
This event is open to everyone: members of the Reed community and campus visitors.
>> WEAR EXTRA LAYERS – the chapel has only modest heat
- just sitting
Tag Archives: walking
One thing that I especially appreciate about Portland summers: the long summer evenings. There are just so many extra hours to our “days” during the summer. Which means that, after dinner, I can step out into the garden, or over to … finish reading Summer Evenings are for Walking
Next week, Jan 16-19, brings some special meditation opportunities as part of Reed’s informal winter session: Paideia 2017. Here’s the full list (with class descriptions at the bottom): Jan 16, M, noon-1 pm, Eliot chapel – Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners … finish reading Paideia 2017 – Meditation Classes & Sessions
You probably know that I’m a big fan of walking meditation. Walking was the ‘gate’ that I had to pass through before I could manage to sit. I bought a CD of walking meditation instructions (“gently lift your left foot…”) and I … finish reading From Here to There – Suggestions for Walking Meditation
A friend once told me, “Kayaking is my meditation. That’s where I go all zen.” Well, why not? I’m not going to debate what zen is (I still don’t know), but is exercise the same thing as meditation? Here is … finish reading Runner’s High
Lion’s Roar has published a beginner’s guide to Buddhism and meditation (Sept 18, 2015). The meditation section responds to important questions like, “How can I get started with basic meditation? Why should I meditate? How much should I meditate?” and so on. Here’s their answer … finish reading Beginner’s Guide to Meditation
I recently told how researchers have documented beneficial changes in brain chemistry and function that follow a quiet walk in nature (see Do Yourself a Favor, July 26). With the return of warm weather (and more likely to follow in … finish reading Notice Each Step
Do yourself a favor and you might just do a favor for everyone around you. How is that possible? Simple. Research shows that you can cultivate positive mental states by slowing down your activity and paying attention to your surroundings.
The Well section of today’s NY Times contains an article that connects mindfulness and how successful people are at maintaining a physical exercise routine (“How Mindfulness Can Jump-Start Our Exercise Routines,” by G. Reynolds). The emphasis here is on the … finish reading Mindfulness makes your workout more satisfying
All kinds of strange things are happening to our schedule this month. Meditation in the Eliot chapel will happen during the noon hour in the usual way on the following dates (please note the deviations from our normal Thursday routine): … finish reading January 2015 Meditation Schedule