Types of Meditation Events
Sunday Open Meditation & Dharma
Join us for Sunday morning meditation. A time for meditation and reflection– and to meet other members of our community. Sunday morning meditation is a good time for new people to enter the Pine Street Sangha and for the rest of us to have another time in the week to meditate together. (Check the Events calendar for occasional cancellations.)
Several meditation groups meet at the Pine Street Sangha weekly. In these groups we create a supportive environment where students talk honestly about their meditative experiences. These committed groups periodically open to new members with experience meditating with us.
Nonresidential retreats, held at the Pine Street Sangha in Portland, include dharma talks, individual and group interviews along with several meditation sittings each day. These small nonresidential retreats are low cost, while still offering an in-depth experience. Local participants can sleep in the comfort of their own home and we can suggest sleeping arrangements for out-of-towners.
Teachers are available for individual sessions with students. This is an option for local students, as well as for those who live at a further distance. Students can send their teachers their meditation journals and then talk in person, over the phone, or on video-conferencing.
Ethics Workshops for Mental Health Professionals
Continuing Education workshops are offered for mental health professionals who would like learn a psychologically sophisticated process of meditation, reflection and recollection while earning continuing education hours. These trainings will be of interest to people from a variety of clinical orientations and range of meditation experience, including those new to meditation as well as more experienced meditators. Each workshop includes presentations about psychotherapy and Buddhist psychology, sitting meditation, group discussion, and exploration of meditative experience. Because it is an individualized approach, workshops are taught in small groups of no more than 12 participants. More information