The Monday Sitting Group is now meeting in person. (There will be no meeting on Monday, July 4th, 2022)
Where: Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center, 215 Scott Lane, Jackson, WY (map). Please use the alley entrance.
Description: This is a weekly meditation group which usually sits for 45 minutes. Format is a little different on the first and third Mondays of the month, when we sit for twenty minutes, and then have a 15-minute dharma discussion led by a sangha member. A bell is rung to mark the beginning and the end. Meditation cushions and back jacks are available. Beginners welcome.
Contact: Nancy Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are new to meditation, it will be helpful for you to experiment at home with sitting positions for a couple of 10-minute periods to find a position you can maintain and/or props you may need. 45 minutes may seem daunting, but many people find the support of a group to be very helpful in learning to meditate for longer periods of time.
As far as position, any seated position where you can maintain an upright spine, and pelvis slightly tilted forward is good. Cross legged variations or virasana with the help of a small cushion or bolster are good choices. If you are in a chair, sit more on the edge, rather than leaning back, keeping spine erect.
Either thing is OK if necessary. Quietly adjusting your body a little is OK
Please do your best to come on time, but if you are late, just open the door, come in as quietly as possible, and take a seat.