Hello there! Welcome to the Harvard Meditation club webpage. We haven’t posted in a while– about a year– and hope to change that this year. Stay tuned on sitting dates and times.
To tell you a little about what our sittings are like, we do about 15-20 minutes of mindfulness meditation, where the idea is to be present with any sensations or experiences you are having in the moment. On Wednesdays, a teacher from the Cambridge Zen Center, Bo-Mi Choi, leads the sitting. Our Sunday sittings are student led, and after we sit, we have an open discussion to reflect on our experiences meditating, and talk about whatever is on our minds.
Last year, sittings were in the Adams House Upper Common Room on Wednesdays from 7-8 pm and Sundays from 2:30-3:15. We always love having new visitors, and welcome you if you are interested in trying out meditation, or have meditated before– we hope you’ll join us!
Hi Meditation Clubbers…..Hoping that the summer has been relaxing, recharging, peaceful, and maybe even productive for you all.
Stay posted for new details about Fall Semester meeting times and events.
We started with a “tasting meditation” by eating “Buddha Bears” vegan gummy bears from Germany, graciously provided by Bo-Mi. It was a great way to stay grounded and present by focusing on sensory perception. Discussion was about observing your mind.
Everyone should consider coming to this!
Zen Meditation Retreat for College Students at the
Cambridge Zen Center
Saturday, Oct. 20
Had a wonderful guided meditation led by Bo-Mi today which was an interesting and welcome change. It helped keep us grounded during our meditation and was especially helpful for new members.
Stay tuned for an upcoming one-day college retreat at the Cambridge Zen Center!
From the Tao Te Ching:
When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.
Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.
Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn’t possess,
acts but doesn’t expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.