Can I just show up or should I let you know I’m coming?
On Wednesdays, newcomers are welcome either just to show up a little bit before 5:45, or to contact us in advance to let us know to expect you–whichever feels most supportive for you. For our other meetings, as they are often in members’ homes, we ask newcomers to please contact us ahead to confirm the location, let us know to expect you, and make sure you have all current information.
Do I need to bring a meditation cushion?
Eviama Life Spa, where we meet every Wednesday evening, provides a small assortment of chairs and cushions (you may like to come a few minutes early to choose the one you like). Other locations offer chairs, and sometimes pillows, to sit on. If you have a cushion or seat you enjoy using for meditation, you are welcome to bring it if you like.
Is there anything else I need to bring or know in advance?
Nope. You are welcome to come just as you are. For folks new to the practice, we are happy to offer basic instruction. (If you would like to talk with someone or ask any questions in advance, you are very welcome to call or email us). If you’re interested, our “Resources” page also offers links to more information about our tradition and practice.
Is there any charge?
All of our meetings are offered free of charge. Donations, never required, are welcomed to help pay operating expenses and support our Sangha Scholarship Fund (to help reduce financial barriers for active Sangha members to take part in important learning and practice opportunities in our tradition). On Wednesdays, Eviama Life Spa donates their space, and small donations to them are welcomed but not required.