Local Meditation Groups and Resources

Here are local meditation groups and helpful resources for starting or continuing your meditation practice!

James River Yoga Studio
1. Meditation class meets every Friday from 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. The class is FREE and open to all levels.  Chairs and/or props are provided – or you can bring your personal meditation seat.

2. Meditation Workshop meets on the LAST Saturday of every month from 3-5 p.m.  This workshop is donation-based (dana) and is open to all levels. Chairs and/or props are provided – or you can bring your personal meditation seat.  We will offer meditation instruction in different styles of meditation, have time for questions, and take plenty of breaks. If you want to attend only part of the workshop, please arrive at the beginning and depart on a break.
   September 28 – Paul and Nancy
   October 26 (small room) – Paul
   November 30  – Steve and Leesa
   December 21 – Steve and Leesa (meditation and stress relief for the holidays)
   January 25 – Allison and Nancy
   February 29  – Allison and Nancy

Maier Museum – Randolph College
Insight Meditation group meets Mondays from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. at the Maier Museum. The group is donation-based (dana) and open to all levels. Chairs are provided, or bring your own cushion or seat.  Please go to the main door for entry. Dharma talk and periods of seated meditation.
MORE INFO at http://maiermuseum.org/events/

First Christian Church, 3109 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA
WEDNESDAYS 8 – 8:30 a.m.: silence and centering
Everyone is welcome; group meets in the parlor (sign above door).  If you park in the parking area as you enter from Rivermont (closest to downtown) come up the walkway (going up a few steps).  Enter, continue down a long hall, go thru double doors, to the Parlor. Contact person is Vera Brandt: (434) 486-5658.

Jamerson YMCA
Saturdays 11:30 – 12:30: Leesa Williams offers a 20-30 minute Yoga Nidra session.  Participants can leave after that or stay until 12:30, during which time there will be a 20-30 minute seated meditation followed by discussion.  YMCA Members only.

OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES:

Teachings Online. Practice at Home.

What is meant by donation-based (dana)? In the Buddhist tradition, meditation teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless; we also practice dana, or generosity, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is given from the heart. Thus, where the group specifies “donation-based,” it is suggesting whatever donation (or dana) you would like to give for the teachings provided.