“Be a light unto yourself; betake yourselves to no external refuge. Hold fast to the Truth. Look not for refuge to anyone besides yourselves.” — Gautama Buddha

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White Cloud Meditation Center is a Secular/Humanist Buddhist Sangha (or practice community). Our focus is on the practice of meditation and communal teaching and learning. We have adopted the title “secular Buddhist” to recognize the foundational Buddhist teachings that have brought meditation and mindfulness to our culture and lives. Further, the word “secular” is used to highlight the importance of being open to the beliefs and religions of anyone and everyone that would like to learn the practice of meditation. Meditation is not just for Buddhists and the practice of meditation can benefit those of any belief or religion. Anyone of any belief or religion is welcome to attend. 

If you  would like meditation instruction before coming please feel free to contact me, Joseph Garcia, at whitecloudzen@gmail.com or 757-503-7917 (call or text) to schedule an appointment for private or group instruction. You may also derive benefit from this excellent instruction: https://secularbuddhism.org/meditation-support__trashed/basic-meditation-instructions/

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