The Norte Study group has been meeting almost every Tuesday 2:30 to 4 pm for more than 3 years in a home in San Antonio Del Mar.
The group is led by Mary Contreras, but in her absence various members step up to lead. We gather and then do a short breathing meditation to settle. We have a brief individual check-in on how our meditation practice is going during the previous week, and then we discuss our current book selection. Some people do the reading and others don’t, but all are welcome regardless.
The last half hour is reserved for a group meditation, with each person present using their preferred method. On occasion we do a guided meditation with the whole group. We have done walking meditations and we occasionally try meditations suggested in the books we have read– Metta meditation, meditations suggested by Thich Nhat Hanh, by Eckhart Tolle, and Pema Chödrön among others.
Some of the books we have read and studied together are:
• “Aware, Awake, Alive” by. Dacher
• “How to Meditate” by Chodron
• “The Untethered Soul” by Singer
• “Insight Meditation” by Salzburg and Goldstein
• “A New Earth” by Tolle
• “Silence” by Thich Nhat Hanh
Call Carol (664 631.2185 or 323. 401.5518) for address and directions.