Join us this Saturday, April 8, from 9-10am for a morning retreat of sitting and walking meditation at the Butterfly Garden behind the Catahoula Ranger Station on Hwy 8 in Bentley. Free to attend. Bring a yoga mat, picnic blanket, or any support you need for sitting meditation outside on the grass.
Directions: From Pineville Expressway head north on US 167 toward Dry Prong/Ruston. In Bentley turn right on Hwy 8. About 1.5 miles turn right at the Catahoula Ranger District Office. The Butterfly Garden will be on your right. There is a grassy parking area.
You are invited to experience an afternoon of our longer 4 day retreat this Saturday, January 14, at South Toledo Bend State Park from 1-5pm. Plan to arrive by 1pm and bring your own meditation cushion. There is no fee, but a suggested donation of $10 is appreciated. We do ask that you message us on Facebook or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you plan to come out.
South Toledo Bend State Park
120 Bald Eagle, Anacoco, LA 71403
Retreat meeting at Cabin #8.
Beginning this Tuesday Cenla Meditation Group weekly practice is moving to 6:00 pm at body tao spa inside the Holiday Inn Downtown at 701 4th St. 1st floor. We hope that you will join us for meditation practice in this beautiful studio. Beginner friendly. No charge, donations welcome.
We’re back on the cushion this evening at 6:30pm. This will be our last week to practice at River Oaks Square Arts Center. We sincerely appreciate their support and hospitality these past two years, which has allowed us to meet new friends and share the practice of meditation with our community.
Beginning NEXT week the group will begin meeting at a new place and time at Body tao spa llc (inside the Holiday Inn Downtown) at 6:00pm. See you on the cushion.
Group is cancelled tonight. Enjoy your holidays. We will be back on the cushion next Tuesday, 12/27. Book study is also cancelled for Christmas Day.
January 12-15, 2017
South Toledo Bend State Park
Registration is live for our 4th Annual Meditation Retreat on beautiful South Toledo Bend State Park in Anacoco, La. This will be our first 3 day retreat almost one month from now.
This retreat will include meditations in sitting, walking, chanting, tea, journaling, and nature.
This meditation retreat is limited to those who meet at least two of the three criteria:
1) Prior retreat experience, preferably with Cenla Meditation or similar Sangha.
2) Regular personal meditation practice.
3) Active participant in meditation group
Meal assignments are required in addition to the cost of registration. Due to the limited space available and short notice all registrations will be non-refundable.
Registration is limited to a small number of participants. Please register soon to reserve a spot. Message with any questions.
Register at Eventbrite.com.
Join us on Thursday, December 29, 2016 for a Dutch treat dinner together at Jerusalem Mediterranean Restaurant after Christmas when our schedules are hopefully less crowded. Whether you’re plugged into the meditation group now or in the past, it’s a great night to visit and share.
Jerusalem Mediterranean Restaurant
3770 Monroe Hwy
Pineville, LA 71360
Cenla Meditation Group, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has been supporting mindful living through meditation and community for over four years. We provide:
- Weekly group meditation instruction and practice
- Weekly book study for enrichment
- Weekly Refuge Recovery group to offer a mindfulness-based approach to recovery from addiction
- Regional retreats and workshops
- Professional development through CEU workshops and training for healthcare providers and students
- Community engagement to support the arts and social justice
Aside from a modest fee to cover the cost of retreats, all of the services provided are offered completely FREE. We rely on the timeless practice of Dāna, the practice of generosity. In addition to the weekly services we provide we use financial donations to offer scholarships to our retreats and workshops, purchase books and supplies, and provide outreach to our community. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support mindful living in our community.
Checks can be made payable and mailed to:
Cenla Meditation Group, Inc.
414 Grant Dr.
Ball, LA 71405
Lyndon Marcotte, Director
We begin discussing a new book today at 5pm at Tamp & Grind. Today we will cover the introduction of “Wake Up: the Life of the Buddha” by Jack Kerouac and work on a reading plan for the book. Grab the ebook or join us for the intro to see if you’re interested. The discussion is always free. The coffee and tea are excellent.