White Cloud Meditation Center functions are donation based. Donations are used for maintenance of the Meditation room and our practice.
Please note that this schedule changes on occasion. Please check back often.
Dress: There is no dress code, but it is recommended that you wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing.
You may arrive anytime during a meditation. If you find you cannot sit the entire time you may retire to the waiting room to read, do yoga, or just relax until you feel you can return to sitting. If you do need to arrive late or leave early please practice silence as you navigate the space in order to not disturb fellow meditators.
Morning mediation consists of a 40 minute meditation.
Study groups start with 30 minutes of meditation and conclude with 60 minutes of reading and discussion. We are currently discussing “Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion” translate by Bhikkhu Bodhi (you can find a copy by clicking HERE). We will be looking at other translations as well. This first teaching of Gautama Buddha lays out the foundations of the practice through the eight-fold path and the 4 truths which are understood through and obtained through meditation.
Sunday Meditation and Discussion
Sunday mornings consist of 30 minutes of meditation, 10 minutes of walking meditation, and a second session of 30 minute meditation. After meditation we will open for discussion. This is a good time to read an influential passage to the group, ask questions, answer questions, or to share you personal experiences and thoughts.
If you do need to arrive late or leave early please practice silence as you navigate the space.
If you do not have a personal meditation practice you are welcome to arrive a few minutes early to request instruction.