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Meditation

  • Where should I buy a meditation cushion?: monasterystore.org - Among the many good options for purchasing a meditation seat/cushion/mat for at-home practice, this was the best option when Carl last researched this question.
  • What meditation app should I use?
    • Insight Timer - an extremely useful aid for meditating: "Home to more than 1,900,000 meditators, Insight Timer is rated as the top free meditation app on the Android and iOS stores." This app is the bell/timer that Carl uses during the retreat.
    • 10% Happier - meditation for fidgety skeptics
  • What are some good meditation podcasts?
    • Be Here Now - a network of mindfulness and spirituality podcasts. Pick the one(s) that interest you most. (I particularly recommend Jack Kornfield's "Heart Wisdom" podcast and Joseph Goldstein's "Insight Hour" podcast.)
    • Buddhist Geeks - not a lot of new episodes recently, but the archives are very much worth diving into.
    • 10% Happier - with Dan Harris
    • Deconstructing Yourself - Mindfulness, Meditation, Awakening, Hardcore Dharma, and more
  • Where can I practice in between retreats?
    • UUCF Buddhist Fellowship - currently with meetings: (a) twice/month on Sundays, (b)Wednesdays midday, and (c) Thursday evenings.
    • Frederick Refuge Recovery - Meditation-based Addiction Recovery Group on Thursday evenings.
    • Irene teaches a weekly yoga class at UUCF.

How to Meditate (Basic)

  • Free 40-Day Training Program - from two of the world’s most respected and gifted meditation teachers, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.

How to Meditate (Intermediate to Advanced)

  • Click here for a Resources Guide: books, guided meditations, and more -- related to various ways to practice meditation

Upcoming Mini-Retreats at UUCF

Details available at frederickuu.org/retreat


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