Start a New Group


If you meditate and would like to explore the possibility of starting a meditation group in your area, we can help! While people meditate on their own every day, people often ask about the benefits of meditating in a group. The two experiences are really two sides of the same coin. Meditation is a solitary activity in the sense that I can’t meditate for you and you can’t meditate for me. But we can meditate together.

Doing so reminds us that we are not alone. It builds a sense of community and helps to enrich our understanding of what meditation is about. It deepens our a sense of connectedness and community. It also affirms and sustains us in our daily practice. For this reason meditation groups have formed around the world. They meet in churches, homes, schools, hospitals, universities, prisons and places of work. The group is an ideal way to get introduced to meditation and also to sustain your own daily practice.

Each group has its own personality but group meetings generally follow a simple three-step framework: there is time to listen to a brief teaching on meditation, an opportunity to ask questions or share our experience of the practice and an opportunity to meditate together for about 20-30 minutes.

The book A Pearl of Great Price describes the purpose of the meditation group and advice on how to start one. The book may be downloaded here.

 

Stella Gannon 087 768 5139. stellagannon@eircom.net Maria Gavin 087 663 4370 mariatgavin@gmail.com and Margo Feeley 087 901 4542 margofeeley@gmail.com will provide support to all new meditation groups.  We will also support established groups as needed.

We can, if you wish, arrange for someone to be present at the first meeting to help you get started.

We supply a free “Starter Pack” of tapes and books to all new groups so please do not hesitate to contact us.