“I teach one thing and one thing only – that there is suffering and an end to suffering.”Buddha
Our aim is to provide opportunities for people to practice meditation and to study the Buddhadharma. We strive to address the suffering that exists in multiple layers:
Zen practice works like concentric circles, beginning with the self at the center, and spreading outward to family, community, society and ecology.
|Mondays||6-7:30pm Zazen with Book Discussion (Quaker Meeting)|
|Tuesdays||4 – 4:55pm Integral Yoga*|
|Thursdays||7-8pm Guided Meditation|
|Saturdays||1:30 – 4:30pm (1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month)|
Mondays, 6 – 7:30pm
At Quaker Friends Meeting (and online) in Ames
While the weather cooperates, we are meeting outside the building, practicing 6 feet distance and wearing face masks.
6:00 pm Zazen
6:25 Walking Meditation
7:00 Shared reading and discussion
Location: 121 South Maple Avenue, Ames
Zoom link for this event is also available.
Thursdays, 7-8pm Guided Meditation with Discussion
For many of us, sitting still and in silence is not relaxing, or may even trigger past trauma. Guided meditations are a gentle way of leading a practitioner through offering choices of where to place our attention. For examples of guided meditations, check these out, or come join us live.
Yoga class donations appreciated.
Suggested donation $15 per class or $30 for 3-week session.
No one turned away for insufficient funds. (Scholarships available, please inquire).
Trauma take us out of our body as a protective survival mechanism. While this is a brilliant evolutionary adaptation that helps preserve life, once trauma subsides we need mechanisms and techniques to help us return to our body. The practice of TCTSY is about learning to be in our own skins, and to make choices with our bodies based on the sensations we are experiencing in the present moment.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5:30 – 6:00am (Central Time Zone) Zazen
Suggested donation for online meditations – $5 – $10
We meet every 1st and 3rd Saturdays for Half Day retreats.
Half Day of Zen
1:30 – 4:30pm Saturdays