Meditation St. Paul offers crystal-clear meditation instruction and guidance at all levels, from beginners with no experience to those interested in advanced retreats and practices. This is meditation practice that is practical, approachable, and livable. Meditation St Paul offers non-mystical, non-institutional, and ritual-free teaching on the philosophy, practice, and benefits of mindfulness meditation - a very practical approach to mindfulness.
All of the teachers at the Mindfulness Meditation Centers are accomplished Western practitioners with substantial experience in deep meditation retreat. The teachers provide both group instruction and individual guidance, and focus on the core practices of Buddhism: mindfulness, awakening and methods leading directly to realization.
The principal meditation focus is mindfulness of breathing, of feeling tones and of mind. These are in concert with loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity practices. Classes include a guided meditation. Every meditation session begins with development of Shamata - the practice of calm abiding. The second part of the meditation session uses the calm mind as a base for Vipasanna or insight and the development of wisdom.
Teachings are given on core practices of Buddhism, and the techniques of both the calming aspects of meditation practice and the investigative elements involved with each of these bases of mindfulness. People may enter the classes at any time, with any level of experience, or from any meditation background as the teachings are non-sectarian - all are welcome.
Please feel free to contact us with any question you may have, or simply drop in for an evening class to get a firsthand experience. There is no obligation.
We look forward to seeing you in class.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. - Buddha