Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: When is the weekly practice?

A:  Our weekly practice is every Sunday from 4:00-6:00pm. Please check our Events page for any changes to the schedule. Please arrive in time to be seated by 4:00pm.  If this is your first time, please arrive a few minutes early for a short orientation. Leave your shoes and your worries outside the door.  We invite the bell for sitting meditation promptly at 4:00p.  


Q: What should I expect when I come to the weekly practice?

A:  Our typical weekly practice are as follows:


Q. What is the cost of attendance?

A: There is no cost to attend, especially for visitors or new members. If you would like to help support our community pay for cost of rent and utilities, you're invited to make a donation through our Paypal account or with our "Dana" basket in person.


Q: What should I bring? How should I prepare for the meeting?

A: Just bring your full awareness and open-mindedness! Wear comfortable clothing as we will be performing sitting and walking meditation. You could also bring a light sweater if you get cold easily. We provide cushions and chairs. If you require a special pillow or sitting stool, feel free to bring it with you.


Q:  Why is there a bell and what is it for?

A:  When we invite the Bell, it is to invite Mindfulness. A bell reminds us to stop and come home to ourselves and be fully aware of our body, speech, and mind in the present moment.  As we listen to the bell, we can recite the following poem in order to help us return back to ourselves: "Listen, listen, This wonderful sound brings me back, To my true home." By stopping to breathe and restore our calm and our peace, we become free, our work becomes more enjoyable, and the friend in front of us becomes more real.  With just three mindful breaths, we can release the tensions in our body and mind and return to a cool and clear state of being.