One part of these gatherings is group meditation. There is some instruction and guidance offered, as well as time to discover the depths of silence. Meditative techniques are primarily drawn from Buddhist traditions, and include cultivating a calm and pleasant abiding, liberating ways of paying attention, and blooming of the heart through practices like loving-kindness and others.
In addition to the practice, there is also time for discussion of the Buddhist teachings. The aim is that the teachings will be attuned and responsive to the needs of those attending any given circle. In that vein, your questions, comments, ponderings, frustrations, delights etc. regarding the practice are not only welcome, but strongly encouraged and requested. They may come from any area of your life that you wish to, or already are, including in your practice. Together we will explore and reflect from our own experience as well as from the ancient and contemporary wisdom we have inherited.