Yoga Meditation Syracuse NY

To give meditation a try, sit comfortably, set a timer for 10 minutes, and explore one of the following strategies. And consider yourself forewarned: Meditation is a delightfully simple practice , but that doesn't mean it's easy!

Rangrig Yeshe
(315) 475-9635
214 Scott Avenue
Syracuse, NY
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Tibetan Nyingma

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Pine Hill Zendo
(914) 767-9240
49 Garlen Road
Katonah, NY
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Zen - Rinzai

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Quiet Mountain Sangha
(914) 834-0624
Larchmont, NY
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Zen

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True Buddha Temple of Compassionate Grace
(212) 226-8630
28 Forsyth St.
New York, NY
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Non-sectarian

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Empty Hand Zendo
(914) 636-1450
45 Lawton Street
New Rochelle, NY
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Zen

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Zen Center of Syracuse Hoen-ji
(315) 492-9773
266 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY
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Zen - Rinzai

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Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
(212) 675-6544
118 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY
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Tibetan Shambhala

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Long Island Dharma Group
(516) 292-2036
6 Grendon Lane
Commack, NY
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Zen

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Dharma Drum Retreat Center
(845) 744-8114
184 Quannacut Road
Pine Bush, NY
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Chan

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Buffalo Zen Dharma Community
(716) 655-1856
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Buffalo, NY
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Zen

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Yoga Meditation

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By Claudia Cummins

To give meditation a try, sit comfortably, set a timer for 10 minutes, and explore one of the following strategies. And consider yourself forewarned: Meditation is a delightfully simple practice , but that doesn't mean it's easy!

Just sit. Commit to doing nothing more than sitting quietly and watching what happens. Don't pick up the phone , don't answer the doorbell, don't add another item to your to-do list. Just sit and observe the thoughts that arise and pass through your mind. You will likely be surprised by how difficult it is to sit quietly for 10 minutes. In the process, though, you may learn something important about the qualities of the restless mind and the ever-changing nature of life .

Listen to the sounds of life. Close your eyes and tune in to the sounds percolating both within and around you. Open your ears and adopt a receptive attitude. At first, you'll likely hear only the most obvious noises, but over time, you'll discover new layers of sounds that you had previously tuned out . Challenge yourself to observe what you hear without clinging to it or resisting it. Notice how the world feels more alive as your awareness of the present deepens.

Practice bare attention. Notice the raw sensations of the present moment—feelings of warmth and coolness, hardness and softness, pressure and ease.

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