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.
A few topics discussed today:
-Being fully present in each moment.
-Maintaining peace even when surrounded by stress and chaos.
-Helpful strategies for sitting (counting your breaths, listening to sounds, etc).
WEEKLY MEDITATION & DISCUSSION
Each Sunday from 2:30-3:30pm, we meet as a group in the Adams Upper Common Room for a mix of meditation and group discussion. Each session typically begins with a 20-minute meditation, we then move onto discussing the topic of the week, and then we finish things up with another 10-minute meditation. Discussion topics range from mindfulness and authenticity to family and morality. The goal of these meetings is to develop a greater awareness of how we interact with others and with ourselves.
WEEKLY TEACHER-LED MEDITATION
Each Wednesday from 7-8pm, our meditation sessions are led by Bo-Mi Choi, previously a professor in the social studies department and currently a resident at the local Cambridge Zen Center, where she has lived for the past eight years. The meditation sessions she leads will offer you the opportunity to really focus on your meditation practice, ask for guidance, and try out new techniques. These sessions are perfect for beginners. Getting into meditation isn’t easy, but Bo-Mi can help a lot.
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