This is an open group in that anyone can attend. No previous meditation experience is necessary and the talks following the sitting often describe meditation, relating it to many aspects of life experience. However, regardless of the theme or topic of the evening there is a consistent resonance that is evoked, and that is the nature of Awakening. Awakening or realization in this sense is not abstract or conceptual but is instead a felt sense or intuition that is immanent.
Awakening can appear progressive, but in fact is always instantaneous as is living itself. The notion of progression while valid within a conceptual time bound perspective is actually completely constructed in the brain / mind and is therefore fundamentally an interpretation that can overlay and at times obstruct a simple and direct openness that is unbounded, non – conceptual and uncontrived.
Every Wednesday, 7PM until 9PM.
Schedule includes 60 minutes of silent meditation, a short dharma talk, inquiry, questions and answers.
2730 NW 39th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32606
(Take path to right from parking
lot to building in the back.)