I have been interested in meditation for many years but have always struggled with concerns about not doing it “right”, lacking commitment to practice, and choosing a direction. There are so many varieties of meditation. I would read and practice an array of styles of meditation but never felt like I was getting any traction in developing continuity or maturity in my practice.
I heard about the Cenla Meditation Group and started attending regularly. There are specific factors that I encountered in this group that have helped to grow my understanding and practice. Those factors are implemented every time that we meet together and include the following: teaching and guidance, meditation practice together as a group, discussion, and fostering a sense of loving kindness toward ourselves, one another, and the world.
Meeting weekly helps to develop a sense of accountability and connectedness to one another. Meditating with others does not erase the challenges of practice, but it has changed the way that I relate to meditation.
– Regina Irvin
Cenla Meditation Group now meets each Tuesday at 6:30pm at River Oaks Arts Center in downtown Alexandria. You are invited to come anytime. Beginners are welcome. There is no charge. There is nothing to join. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting meditation and mindful living in Central Louisiana.
Winter Retreat 2015
“Silence and Simplicity”
February 20-22, 2015
Chicot State Park
Ville Platte, La.
Our 2nd annual Winter Retreat will be an opportunity to more fully engage simple daily tasks like breathing, walking, drinking tea, and eating mindfully, as well as exercises in journaling, nature walks, and yoga. The retreat will be held at Chicot State Park in Ville Platte, La. beginning on Friday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. and end on Sunday, February 22 at 10:30 a.m.
The cost for the retreat will be $50 per person and will include two nights lodging. Retreat attendees will coordinate to provide vegetarian meals for the weekend. No meditation experience or religious affiliation is required to attend. Available space is limited. For more information or to reserve a space contact Lyndon Marcotte at (318)229-3811 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.