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 and then click the link below..
We occasionally offer introductory courses for people new to the spirituality of mindfulness. If your signed up a current course or if you want to learn more about the course, click the link below.
Mindfulness of the Dharma
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.
Dharma Talk (Lecture) and One Day Retreat
Our next Dharma talk will take place at at Unity Buffalo on Friday, May 23 followed by a One Day Retreat on Saturday, May 24 with Randy Baker and Jim Bedard of Satipañña Insight Meditation Toronto. To register for either event click the links below.