Contemplative Living and Meditation

Mindfulness is about an attitude of mind. It’s about letting go
of permanently creating ourselves and paying gentle firm attention
to whatever presents itself without judgement.

Mindfulness is what the Buddha practices, but as Jon Kabatt Zinn (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction pioneer) explains:
“It is not the property of any one tradition, but an opportunity for everyone of any
background to discover a way of living less caught up with self and more just about being:
finding relaxation and awareness to be our natural state.”

This awareness is cultivated and practiced during sitting mindfulness meditation.

Open Meditation Circles

Tuesday evenings
7:00-8:15pm

Sunday mornings

10:00-11:00am

Learn the Basics of Meditation 

HW offers regular courses that either center around meditation,
or in which the basics of this practice are introduced:

• Yoga and Meditation 101

• Intro to Mindfulness Meditation

• One to One courses

• Yin Stress Reduction

You can find more information or register for the courses here.

Tuesday Evening Schedule 

7:00 – 7:45pm
sitting and walking meditation

7:50-8:15pm
book discussion (optional)

Healing Waters Meditation & Community Circle

The Healing Waters Mindfulness Meditation Circle is open to everyone
and it is a free service to support the practice of meditation in our community.
(Optional donations for the Western New York Food Bank are gratefully accepted).

Over the years our circle has grown into a supportive and spacious circle
of people interested in exploring Mindfulness Meditation in a non-
denominational and spacious atmosphere.

We draw from the classical teachings of Meditation, Buddhism,
and from contemporary teachers such as Pema Chodron and Jack Kornfield.

After our formal practice we will discuss a chapter from a book pertaining to Meditation or Mindfulness. The book discussion is optional, and you are free to leave after the meditation is completed.
The book will change from season to season – you do not need to have read the book in order to participate.

If you are interested in joining us please come by 6:55pm.
Meditation Circles are held in the  MaLa Studio, to the right and down the hall.

All welcome: experienced and non-experienced meditators alike!!

NicholasContemplative Living and Meditation