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.
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.
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 are now live streaming our weekly meditation practice on Facebook. Here’s a link to this week’s practice:
Save the date for our second One-Day Yoga & Meditation Retreat on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at beautiful Bayou Chicot State Park in Ville Platte, Louisiana. Go to the Retreat Page for more information or go to Eventbrite.com to register now.
Tuesday Dharma Talks are back online on Soundcloud and iTunes once again beginning this week.
We begin the #RealHappiness 28 Day Meditation Challenge this month with Week 1 practicing with Concentration: the Art of Beginning Again.
The book study of “When Things Fall Apart” by Pema Chödrön resumes today at 5pm at Tamp & Grind. We’re on Chapter 6, “Not Causing Harm.” It’s a great discussion plus there’s COFFEE! It’s free, just show some love for T&G.
Join us for our last group practice of the year this evening at 6:30pm. Beginners welcome. Free to attend.
(Quote by Jeffrey McDaniel)
If you feel a little “off” this week, consider:
1) it’s Christmas week
2) many of you just finished finals
3) it will be a full moon for Christmas
4) it’s Winter Solstice
Join us tonight for a Chakra Balancing practice to celebrate life at “full tilt.” We meet at 6:30pm at River Oaks Square Arts Center. We will have tea! It’s free as always.