WNY Meditation & Mindfulness

About Us

We are a Buffalo, New York based meditation group that aims to provide:

1) A safe place for people to meditate

2) Instruction on Meditation and Mindfulness Practice

3) A place for spiritual friends to gather and share wisdom, life experience, and Dharma (Universal Life Truths) with each other

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Our Meditation Offerings

Mondays

7 PM - 8:30 PM through Zoom Online

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/348543828

Free Online Sitting


Mondays are a mix of guided and silent meditation meant to be accessible to beginners but also appropriate for those more experienced. Two rounds of sitting for 20 minutes with 7 minutes of walking, followed by discussion group.


Thursdays

7 PM - 8:30 PM through Zoom Online

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Free Online Sitting


Thursdays are silent meditation followed by discourse or discussion group. Instructions will be available upon request. We will do 45 minutes of sitting followed by discussion. Since it is home based, you are welcome to walk at any point.


Places to Meditate in WNY

Please let us know if there have been any updates!

Sunday

The Awakening Community/Daemen Group through Zoom Online

Please contact Dennis via dennishohman@verizon.net

Two to Four rounds sitting/walking

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Non denominational, Free Online


Urban Monks through Zoom Online

10:00 AM to 11:30 PM

Non denominational, Free

Introductory instruction offered, discussion group follows.


Sunday Half Day Sits in the Time of Coronavirus with MettaJunkie through Zoom Online

Sitting/Walking 12 PM to 4 PM

Discussion 11 AM - 12 PM and 4 PM -5 PM

Free, The Mind Illuminated (Culadasa) Based

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Wake Up Buffalo at Zoom Online

Please contact them directly

6 PM to 8 PM

Young Adult Group based on Thich Nhat Hahn's Mindfulness Teachings

Ages 18-35, No experience necessary


Refuge Recovery at Zoom Online

Contact Dave for information: djgoddard56@yahoo.com

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Non profit organisation incorporating Buddhist Meditation / Principles and Addiction Recovery

One round sitting, short book reading, followed by discussion

Open to All, Donation Based

Monday

WNY Meditation through Zoom Online

7 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/348543828

Free Online Sitting


Himalayan Institute of Buffalo through Zoom Online

7 PM to 8 PM

Donation Based


Tuesday

Buffalo Zen Dharma through Zoom

Please contact them directly for information

Zen Buddhism, Donation Based


Thursday

WNY Meditation through Zoom Online

7 PM - 8:30 PM through Zoom Online

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/207269112

Free Online Sitting


Friday

UB Health Promotion through Webex

3:30 PM -4:30 PM

https://ub.webex.com/meet/sd62 Meeting number: 735-882-646

For UB Faculty/Staff/Students

Non Denominational / Free Online


Saturday

Please register on their Facebook Page

Non Profit Organisation advocating for Mindfulness and Social Change

1st Saturday of Each Month Only

Guided Meditation and Community Discussion

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM


Please contact Marguerite: mbattaglia59@gmail.com

Brief Guided Meditation, Two Rounds Sitting and Discussion

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Zen Buddhism



Resources for Beginners

meditation.pdf

Basic Meditation Instructions

Mindfulness of Breathing

spiritual awakening.pdf

Guide of a Spiritual Pathway

Apps

Calm, Headspace, Insight Timer

Books

Turning the Mind Into An Ally (Meditation)

The Power of Now (Mindfulness)

Psychocybernetics (Nature of Self Image/ Self Improvement)

How to Make Friends and Influence People (Improving Relations with Others)

The Untethered Soul (Understanding Nature of Self)

Spiritual Books

The Long Discourses of the Buddha

The Middle Discourses of the Buddha

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

The Dhammapada

Rumi

The Bhagavad Gita

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The Autobiography of a Yogi

The Alchemist

Siddhartha

Man's Search for Meaning

Tao Te Ching

Zhuang Tsu

Lieh Tzu

Seven Taoist Masters

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Discourses, Fragments, Handbook by Epictetus (Oxford World's Classics translation)

Spiritual Films

Groundhog Day (Mindfulness of the Present)

Click (Mindfulness of the Present)

Fight Club (Nature of Self, Nature of Happiness)

Places to Go for Meditation Retreat Nearby-ish

(1 hour south of Rochester) Non-denominational, suitable for beginners

Egbert Ontario, ~2.5 hours from Buffalo, Goenka tradition, more suitable for experienced