About "Practicing Together" Sessions
Weekly "practicing together" sessions bring both beginners and experienced practitioners together to learn and grow as a supportive community.
During each session, we develop the art of meditation, learn teachings based on tradition and science, and explore how to integrate the benefits of mindfulness into our everyday lives.
Everyone is welcome.
A Typical Session Flow
- Pre-Session (please arrive at least 5 minutes early)
Join the meeting anytime within the 30 minutes before it starts. This will allow you an opportunity to be with community, familiarize yourself with this virtual space, and get technical support from a RIM host.
- Session Begins (5 minutes)
We begin with a short "drop-in" to help settle the mind, open the heart, and become more present. (During this time, we'll mute everyone's microphone to minimize background noise).
- Teachings & Instructions (10 minutes)
Each session offers traditional teachings and instructions related to deepening meditation practice, and living with greater mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion. (Everyone’s microphones will automatically stay muted during this part as well).
- Guided Meditation (30 minutes)
An exploration into the session’s weekly topic — related to meditation practice and mindful living. (Everyone’s microphones will still be muted).
- Questions & Dialogue (10 minutes)
The teacher will open the session up for questions and comments anyone may have about the meditation experience or the session's teachings. We will unmute everyone’s microphones during this time, so feel free to just speak up (you can mute your microphone again if you like). When you speak, it can help to say your name just so we know who is talking.
- Goodbyes :)