“This is it. When we are truly present, really here, this is all we could ever hope for, everything it should be.”
– Cheri Huber
Virtual Meditation Groups are a unique way to support your practice by meditating together with Sangha on a regular basis, no matter where you live. These "conference-call" meditation groups are ideal if there is no sitting group in your area or if you want to augment the meditation times offered by your local group.
How it works
A few minutes prior to the scheduled time, call the published conference call number. A trained facilitator will guide a group of callers through the meditation.
We follow a specific format for a meditation period in our practice.
- We meditate for 30 minutes.
- There is a recitation at the beginning and end of the meditation period. Copies of the recitations are available for download from the Resources section.
- Following the meditation period, the Practice Focus for the day is read. The group ends after the reading.
- Participants are welcome to bring the formality of the Meditation Hall at the Monastery into their home practice by being seated and ready to meditate 5 minutes before the meditation period is scheduled to begin.
- Please be on the call at least 2 minutes before the scheduled start time.
Working With the Practice Focus
The Practice Focus is intended as support in deepening Awareness Practice in daily life.
The point is not to "think about” the Practice Focus, but to keep it in awareness, being open to any insights that may occur. You are encouraged to record the Practice Focus and listen to it at times throughout the day. Then, as insights drop in, record and listen to those as well.
You may bring questions and insights from working with the Practice Focus to Open Air, Cheri’s weekly call-in radio show, and talk directly with her. Open Air airs Tuesdays at 5:00pm PT (8:00pm ET).
For additional information about Recording and Listening practice: www.recordingandlistening.org
You are welcome to attend as many groups as you would like.
(recited at the beginning of each meditation period)
(recited at the end of each meditation period)
The Secret Is There Are No Secrets: An Introduction to Zen Meditation with Cheri Huber
For questions about Virtual Meditation Groups, email firstname.lastname@example.org