7:30pm – 9:00pm
Aikido of New Orleans
All Are Welcome
We meet weekly for practice, study, and discussion. We can help you to get started in meditation and will provide support for your ongoing practice. Whether you are new to meditation or more experienced, you are welcome to join us at any time! The tone of our meetings is friendly and casual.
We begin with formal meditation. Often these meditations are guided and may include seated and/or walking meditation. We then engage in dhamma study and discussion based on a short reading, which will be announced in our weekly email update, or engage in dhamma study through an offered dhamma talk. It is not necessary to do the reading to participate in and benefit from the discussion. Time permitting, we conclude with some metta practice.
There are plenty of meditation cushions and chairs for you to use. If you have your own cushion, it may be helpful for you to bring that with you.
There is no charge for attendance. Donations (dana) are gratefully accepted.
Please note the group meets up 3 flights of stairs with no elevator access. A community member will often be at the door to greet you, but if not, please press the buzzer and proceed up to the 3rd floor.
We are actively supported and encouraged by Insight Meditation teacher Mary Rees.