The UUCP’s Moscow/Pullman Meditation Group now meets EVERY Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 pm in the church sanctuary. We are a small group that meets each week to meditate and discuss mindfulness and meditation and how we might apply our practices to our lives, using texts written by mindfulness teachers as a means to deepen our practice. We are a mixture of ages, gender, and degrees of belief, but we’re all lay practitioners ranging from those just interested in mindfulness, secular Buddhism, and those who are pursuing further study. All are welcome, it’s free, and no experience is necessary. We discuss topics with humor, compassion, and encouragement for each other.

Our structure begins with a brief check-in, a time to share something about our mindfulness practice or more generally about our lives. We then practice a 15-20 minute gently guided meditation together, and finally continue to group discussion, loosely based on a book we’re reading. This autumn, 2019, we’re discussing Ending the Pursuit of Happiness:  A Zen Guide, by Barry Magid. Archie George has graciously agreed to lead our discussion of this book. We’ll be reading along at about a chapter per week. You can learn more about us at nwmindfulness.wordpress.com or on Facebook at moscow / pullman meditation group. For questions, email Cynthia Pierce-Garnett, group facilitator, at moscowpullmanmindfulness@gmail.com Joining a meditation group can motivate you to maintain a consistent practice!