Whether you’re a Buddhist looking for a Sangha in Gwinnett County, or you would just like to try learning how to meditate, we invite you to join us any time! Just check our Calendar, then drop in and say hello!
Sunday(s) from 6pm-8pm
Dress comfortably, Bring an open heart and mind, and a meditation cushion if you have one (we have plenty of chairs and some cushions).
Unitarian Universalist Church of Gwinnett
12 Bethesda Church Rd
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Phone – (585) 348-PATH (7284)
NONE! We accept and encourage Dana (Donations) if you would like to support the UU Church for providing us with the space we meet in, and for us to buy things like cushions, but there is no cost to join us and no judgement if you choose not to donate! We’d love to have you sit with us.
Our typical format is:
6:00pm – Arrive and settle in.
6:05pm – Begin with facilitator Introduction to the evening topic and schedule.
6:40pm – 20 minute Guided Meditation.
7:00pm – 10 minute Walking Meditation.
7:10pm – 20 minute Silent Mediation.
7:30pm – Facilitator talk, optional sharing, open discussion all time permitting.
8:00pm – Moment of quiet, before we close.
The guided meditation is the simplest to explain, as it is guided! We’ll instruct people on what to do as we do it.
The walking meditation consists of walking either inside or outside the facility. We will invite the bell to ring once, then proceed in walking meditation. Typically, this is done by taking one step for each in breath and one for each out breath, though you may walk as you wish. Unless other instruction is given, we generally focus on our in breath and out breath as well as the full awareness of our steps.
The Silent Meditation is usually a suggested upright posture allowing for other forms as needed, and typically also focuses on the breath, although sometimes there are additional instructions. You do not need to be of any particular level or capability to join us.
Sharing in our group is optional. We’ll try to produce a video soon to post here that will describe everything we do.