Studies have shown that regular meditation promotes mindfulness (sustained observing awareness), whose benefits include decreased stress-related cortisol, insomnia, symptoms of autoimmune...
Mindfulness (Vipassana) Meditation:
The primary meditative practice offered by the Buffalo Mindfulness Community is vipassana (insight) meditation, as described in the Satipatthana Sutta (The Four Foundations of Mindfulness) and other supportive practices including mindfulness of breathing (Anapanasati Sutta).
Loving-Kindness (Metta) Meditation:
Metta is a Pali word for friendship or loving-kindness. It is taught as a meditation technique that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. Metta is traditionally offered along with three other meditation practices: compassion; joy in the happiness of others; and equanimity (The Four Brahma-Vihara’s). These practices lead to the development of concentration, fearlessness, happiness and a greater ability to love.
Interested in learning more about meditation? Contact us for a password to download our free Mindfulness Tool Kit.
We occasionally offer classes for beginners to mindfulness. You can learn more about the classes here, or if your signed up for a class get access to class materials.
Mindfulness of the Dharma (Under Construction)
Want to further explore Mindfulness and the Dharma? Click below for more details on the Buddha’s Gradual Training in spiritual development as taught by the oldest school of the Buddha’s Sangha with a present day thriving lineage, Theravada.