Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop 
led by Rev. Sam Trumbore

This meditation training and practice workshop will be led by Rev. Trumbore, on Friday 6:00pm to 9:00pm, and Saturday 8:00am to 3:00pm. It gives the participants an opportunity to learn Buddhist mindfulness meditation techniques and/or refresh and deepen their meditation practice. All are welcome from first timers to experts. There will be a vegan potluck lunch on Saturday and all are encouraged to bring something to share. Please register with the office (call 518-463-7135) or email your interest to <minister@albanyuu.org> if you would like to participate. (A voluntary donation can be offered at the end) Mark your calendars NOW!

Rev. Trumbore has practiced Buddhist Vipassana or insight meditation for over 30 years (as taught by Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA) and is Past President of the Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship. This meditation technique is one of the best for Unitarian Universalists. It helps people train their minds to strengthen concentration and intensify moment-to-moment awareness. Regular practice of this technique quiets and sharpens the mind, opens the heart and can improve one’s physical and mental health.

The schedule appears below:

Friday

6:00pm                    Gather
                                 Introductions & experience
                                 Introduction to basic insight meditation
                                 Concentration and awareness
                                 Techniques for sitting, standing, walking meditation
                                 Keeping silence
                                 Questions & short break
7:00 – 7:10             Stretching & energizing the body
7:10 – 7:25              SIT         (15 minutes)  (begin noble silence)
7:25 – 7:40              WALK    (15 minutes)
7:40 – 8:00              Questions
8:00 – 8:20              SIT         (20 minutes)
8:20 – 8:40              WALK    (20 minutes)
8:45 – 9:00              Questions and Instructions (end noble silence)

Saturday

8:00 – 8:30am         Review of instructions and methods of practice
8:30 – 8:40              Stretching and releasing tension
8:40 – 9:00             SIT         (20 minutes) (begin noble silence)
9:00 – 9:20              WALK    (20 minutes)
9:20 – 9:40              SIT         (20 minutes)
9:40 – 9:50             WALK    (10 minutes)
9:50 – 10:00            Questions and Instruction
10:00 – 10:20          SIT         (20 minutes)
10:20 – 10:40          WALK    (20 minutes)
10:40 – 10:50         Stretching & releasing tension
10:50 – 11:10          SIT         (20 minutes)
11:10 – 11:30          WALK    (20 minutes)
11:30 – 11:50          Questions and Instruction
11:50 – 12:45pm    LUNCH   (continue silence through lunch)
12:45 – 1:00            Questions and Instruction
1:00 – 1:20              WALK   (20 minutes)
1:20 – 1:40              SIT        (20 minutes)
1:40 – 1:50             Stretching & releasing tension
1:50 – 2:10              SIT         (20 minutes)
2:10 – 2:30              WALK    (20 minutes)
2:30 – 3:00              CLOSING (loving-kindness meditation, end noble silence)