Eclectic Meditation Group – SAMATHA BHAVANA. Calm Abiding Meditation.

Date(s) - June 3, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UU Casper Sanctuary
1040 W. 15th Street
Casper, WY 82604

Samatha Calm Abiding Meditation is a simple Buddhist foundation practice which aims to quiet the mind to achieve states of focused concentration, tranquility, and calmness. 

The word Samatha, meaning “calmness’ or ‘tranquility’ is derived from the ancient Pali language. Bhavana means to “cultivate.” 

Like many meditations that use the breath as the mind’s focus point, Samatha meditation is a foundation practice. Bringing the mind to stillness and into the present moment is a state of being that all other mediations are built on. 

Whether you meditate for relaxation, calmness of mind, mental health, spiritual exploration, insight, or worship, we must first place the mind in a state of Samatha.

It is a simple, yet profoundly fundamental practice that is accessible to everyone at any time and a wonderful coping tool for modern life.

This Samatha Bhavana will be a SITTING MEDITATION. Chairs will be available and you are welcome to bring cushions or meditation seats if you prefer to be seated on the floor.

The Eclectic Meditation Group meets on the first and third Saturdays of each month (first Saturdays only in summer), from 7 pm to 8 pm.

We welcome everyone in the spirit of love and compassion to join us as we share a different meditation each time, from varied traditions and styles.