This is a get together for all women who are interested in meditating, discussing Buddhist teachings and connecting to help support each other’s meditation/life practice. We meet monthly and enjoy a peaceful space while gathering together.
Monthly on Sundays 10:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m. / Next meeting, Sunday December 1
OpenEye Mindful Space / 875 4th Street, Downtown San Rafael
On December 1, the themes are community and gratitude.🌿
🌿 You are invited to bring something that symbolizes what you are grateful for and to share a bit about that with the group (optional).
🌿 In addition to silent meditation, we will also do a guided metta (loving kindness) meditation for self and others.
- Silent meditation*
- Tea break
- Group conversation on Buddhist themes (based on an article, dharma talk, video, movie, poem, etc.) Recent topics have included: generosity and gratitude impermanence, metta (kindness). Please click here to go to page with readings and other resources.
- Journaling (a few minutes of intention setting or writing/drawing on the theme)
Please bring paper/pen/writing/drawing implements of choice
- Brief individual sharing on the theme (if you would like)/Mindful sharing
- Brief closing meditation
- Dedication of merit
- Time to get to know others in the group
*For those who are new to meditation or would like a refresher, I recommend these mindfulness meditation instructions from Gil Fronsdal: https://www.audiodharma.org/talks/audio_player/3279.html
This is a peer-guided group with a focus on creating connections in a peaceful environment and providing an easy, low key way for everyone to contribute to the conversation. Interested in learning and incorporating reading from various Buddhist traditions: Mindfulness, Insight/Vipassana, Zen, Tibetan and Secular Buddhism.
Open Eye Mindful Space is a peaceful, art-filled studio dedicated to community, creativity, dharma and shared inquiry. Both floor cushions and chairs are available for meditation.
A donation of $5 is requested to help defray the cost of the meeting room. Your donation supports the community meditation space 🙂
2019 meeting dates (monthly on Sundays): May 26, June 23, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 6, November 3, December 1
2020: First Sundays of each month
Open Eye Mindful Space is at : 875 4th Street (upstairs), San Rafael, 94901. On 4th Street between Lootens Place and Cijos Street, near Copperfield’s Books.
There are many cafes and restaurants nearby for those who would like to connect with others in the group before or after the meeting.
About Elizabeth/the organizer/host: I have been practicing meditation and studying Buddhism with some consistency since 2012. I am interested in learning and connecting with others who have or would like to benefit from these teachings and practices.
This is what is referred to as a spiritual friends (or kalyana mitta) group, meaning that the group is peer-guided rather than teacher-led.