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Leaning Into Fear


Throughout the month of October we will be using our weekly meditation to work with the scary stuff in our lives in a different way. In light of recent events we will begin the series with our response to trauma and transmuting fear into compassion and action. 
We meet every Tuesday at River Oaks Square Arts Center, 2nd floor, doors locked at 6:30pm. All are welcome. Free to attend. No experience needed.

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We’re Moving 

Due to unforeseen circumstances Cenla Meditation will not meet this Tuesday, May 9th, and will be returning to River Oaks Square Arts Center beginning Tuesday, May 16th, at our original time of 6:30pm. Sorry for any inconvenience this week. Look forward to practicing with you next week. Many thanks to Body Tao Spa for hosting the group these past few months. It’s been a great experience for us to grow. We are also grateful for the hospitality of River Oaks Square Art Center and the opportunity to remain a part of the local downtown community.

Open Your Heart Retreat

 

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Open Your Heart
Yoga & Meditation
One-Day Retreat

Bayou Chicot State Park
Ville Platte, Louisiana

Valentine’s Weekend
Saturday, February 13, 2016
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Kundalini Yoga with Bill Savage
Qi Gong with Paul Nettles
Meditation with Lyndon Marcotte
Yoga Tao with B. Hedrick

You can send the $40 registration via PayPal to info@cenlameditation.org, or download the Printable Registration Form and mail it in with payment. Space is limited. If you are interested in providing a vegetarian dish to share for lunch, please email us for availability.

Bodhi Day Celebration

 
Ease into finals week and the holidays with us this evening, December 8, as we commemorate the traditional day in 596 BC that Siddartha Gautama experienced enlightenment beneath the Bodhi tree by gathering for a brief Loving-Kindness meditation to foster mettā – goodwill, friendliness, and compassion. This will be followed by a short celebration with hot tea and sweets. You are invited to join us at River Oaks Square Arts Center at 6:30pm on the 2nd floor. As always, this is a free event, and no meditation experience is necessary.

Connectedness to One Another

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