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Meditation Listings in the Upper Valley

  • Participants walk around cushions during a walking meditation at the Shambhala Meditation Center in White River Junction, Vt., on July 1, 2008. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Published: 5/25/2017 12:47:59 PM
Modified: 4/15/2019 11:32:24 AM
Monday

Meditation and Discussion in Hanover:5:30-7 p.m., Hanover Friends Meeting House, 43 Lebanon St., Hanover. Practitioners of all levels invited to join sitting and walking meditation in the Insight tradition. After the meditation the group explores their experience with the teacher’s guidance. Sponsored by Valley Insight Meditation Society (Insight tradition). Free. greetingsfromvalleyinsight@gmail.com or 802-649-7085.

Monday Night Meditation in Springfield, N.H.: 6:30-8 pm. Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, 253 Philbrick Hill Road, Springfield. Guided meditation, short teaching, Q&A session and light refreshments at Buddhist meditation and retreat center. Open to anyone interested in learning meditation or deepening in a practice. Free; donations welcome. Held most Mondays: check schedule at www.wonderwellrefuge.org or call 603-763-0204.

Tuesday

Mindfulness Meditation (Plum Village tradition) in Norwich:9-11:30 a.m., The Heart of the Valley Mindfulness Practice Center, St. Francis Catholic Church, 70 Beaver Meadow Road, Norwich. Meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh followed by discussion. Free. uvmindfulnessmeditation.org. wgersen@hotmail.com or 603-643-9487.

Refuge Recovery Mindfulness Meditation in White River Junction: 9 a.m., Upper Valley Turning Point Club, 200 Olcott Drive, White River Junction. Using Buddhist philosophy, learn about the practice, process and tools that can assist in recovering from any form of addiction. Cushions and chairs available. Free. 802-295-5206.

Meditation and Discussion in Norwich: 5:30-7 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Hall, 262 Main St., Norwich. Practitioners of all levels are invited to join the sitting and walking meditation in the Insight tradition. After the meditation, the group explores their experience in a peer-led discussion. Sponsored by Valley Insight Meditation Society. Free. greetingsfromvalleyinsight@gmail.com or 802-649-7085.

Zen Practice in White River Junction:5-6 p.m., Upper Valley Zen Center, 58 Bridge St., White River Junction. All welcome, no preparation required. Admission is by donation. Allyn.Field@gmail.com or 603-448-4877.

Meditation in White River Junction: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Shambhala Meditation Center, 158 S. Main St., White River Junction. Sitting and walking meditation. Individual instruction, cushions and chairs available. Free. shambhala.whiteriver@gmail.com or 802-484-7235.

Evening Open Sit in Woodstock: 5-6 p.m., North Chapel Unitarian Universalist Church, 7 Church St., Woodstock. Anyone with a contemplative practice and meditators from all traditions are invited to join. Parking is available behind the building; enter through the small door in the rear of the church. Free. office@northchapelvt.org or 802-457-2557.

Meditation Group in Newbury, Vt.: 7-8:30 p.m., Tenney Memorial Library, 4886 Main St. Weekly sitting and walking meditation. Bring a cushion if desired; chairs also provided. Free. 802-866-5366.

Wednesday

Morning Meditation in Woodstock: 8-8:45 a.m., North Chapel Unitarian Universalist Church, 7 Church St., Woodstock. Anyone with a contemplative practice and meditators from all traditions are invited to join an open sit. Parking is available behind the building; enter through the small door in the rear of the church. Free. office@northchapelvt.org or 802-457-2557.

Evening Mindfulness Meditation in Norwich: Second, fourth (and fifth) Wednesdays of each month, 5-7 p.m., St Barnabas Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 262 Main St., Norwich. Meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, followed by a reading and sharing. Free. uvmindfulnessmeditation.org. wgersen@hotmail.com or 603-643-9487.

Zen Practice in White River Junction: 6-7 p.m., Upper Valley Zen Center, 58 Bridge St., White River Junction. All welcome, no preparation required. Admission is by donation. Allyn.Field@gmail.com or 603-448-4877.

Thursday

Meditation and Discussion in Lebanon: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Barn, 14 Green St., Lebanon. For experienced meditators on a drop-in or continuing basis. The current format is guided meditations, followed by discussion. Please contact Valley Insight Meditation Society at valleyinsight.org/contact-us/ before attending for the first time. As always, it is not necessary to be reading any suggested essays or books to follow the teachings and to take part in the discussion. Admission is by donation. greetingsfromvalleyinsight@gmail.com or 802-649-7085.

Meditation in White River Junction:Noon-1 p.m., Shambhala Meditation Center, 158 S. Main St., White River Junction. Sitting and walking meditation. Beginners welcome. Instruction available. Free. shambhala.whiteriver@gmail.com or 802-484-7235.

Meditation and Oneness Blessing in Woodstock:5-6 p.m., North Chapel Unitarian Universalist Church, 7 Church St., Woodstock. Guided breathing and meditation followed by a Oneness Blessing. Parking is available behind the building; enter through the small door in the rear of the church. Free. office@northchapelvt.org or 802-457-2557.

Zen Practice Study Group in White River Junction: 7-8:30 p.m., Upper Valley Zen Center, 58 Bridge St., White River Junction. Meditation and study of texts in Buddhist tradition. All welcome, no preparation required. Admission is by donation. Allyn.Field@gmail.com or 603-448-4877.

Friday

​​​​​​Morning Meditation in Woodstock:8-8:45 a.m., North Chapel Unitarian Universalist Church, 7 Church St., Woodstock. Anyone with a contemplative practice and meditators from all traditions are invited to join an open sit. Parking is available behind the building; enter through the small door in the rear of the church. Free. office@northchapelvt.org or 802-457-2557.

Refuge Recovery Mindfulness Meditation in White River Junction:5:30 p.m., Upper Valley Turning Point Club, 200 Olcott Drive, White River Junction. Using Buddhist philosophy, learn about the practice, process and tools that can assist in recovering from any form of addiction. Cushions and chairs available. Free. 802-295-5206.

Sunday

​​​​​​Morning Meditation in Woodstock: 9-9:45 a.m., North Chapel Unitarian Universalist Church, 7 Church St., Woodstock. Anyone with a contemplative practice and meditators from all traditions are invited to join an open sit. Parking is available behind the building; enter through the small door in the rear of the church. Free. office@northchapelvt.org or 802-457-2557.

Zen Practice in White River Junction: 9-11 a.m., Upper Valley Zen Center, 58 Bridge St., White River Junction. All welcome, no preparation required. Admission is by donation. Allyn.Field@gmail.com or 603-448-4877.

Dharma Sunday in Springfield, N.H.:10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. One Sunday a month, Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, 253 Philbrick Hill Road, Springfield, N.H. Guided meditation, Buddhist dharma teaching with a senior teacher and discussion period followed by optional community potluck. Free and open to all. Check schedule at wonderwellrefuge.org or call 603-763-0204.

Learn to meditate in White River Junction:10 a.m.-noon. First Sunday of the month at the White River Shambhala Center, 158 S. Main St. Learn to calm and train the mind and bring out its inherent qualities of openness, warmth, peacefulness and courage. Practice is led by experienced instructors. Chairs and cushions provided. Donations accepted. 802-296-6225.

Old Dragons’ Club in Lebanon: 4:30-6 p.m. Collaborative, non-sectarian women’s group in the Buddhist tradition meets weekly for guided meditation, book discussion and fellowship. Facilitated by Julie Puttgen. By donation: $10-20/session. For location, call 404-583-1804 or email 108namesofnow@gmail.com.

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