Basic spiritual practice
is meditation:
dedicated time each day
to sit
and sink in
to who we are.
Every spiritual tradition
teaches meditation.
There are many, many
variations.
We offer a day retreat
to introduce meditation practice,
help people find the variation
that currently works best for them,
and support each other
in our practice.
Whether beginners
or veteran meditators,
we all benefit from each other’s
experiences with meditation.
This year,
one of our meditation retreats
is during Advent—
Saturday, December 8,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Register here.

I am not meditating, praying, chanting, or working on myself to make myself better. I am not doing this work so that I will be as good as the next person or because I have an idea or some ideal I developed or heard about and decided was a good thing to go after. It is not a matter of going after anything. It is just a matter of settling down with myself.

It means learning how to recognize our agitated activity, our noise, and how not to go along with it. Instead we learn to simply settle, relax, and be. And I don’t mean that when you relax and be, you just sit and meditate. Meditation is something we practice, but ultimately, engaging inner practice and living life are not two things. Being real, learning to be real, is our practice in every moment; it becomes the living of our real life.

— A. H. Almaas
The Unfolding Now. Realizing Your True Nature through the Practice of Presence