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Meditation is the way to purify the mind from greed, hated, and ignorance.
There are two kinds of meditation : Concentration Meditation (Samadhi) and Insight Meditation (Vipassana Meditation).
More info can be found on:http://www.how-to-meditate.org/why-learn-to-meditate.htm
The trained mind brings happiness.
The untrained mind is full of worries and anxieties.
One of the main duties of our monastery is to teach meditation to the people. Nowadays the American people are more interested in meditation than ever because the daily life is full of stress, problems, and sufferings. In Buddhism, the Buddha taught the way how to relieve sufferings (Dukkha) by cultivating one's minds. The Buddha's proverb is "Jittam dantam sukha vaham" the trained mind brings happiness. The people who practice mindfulness or Samadhi will find less suffering and stress related problems in their daily life.
So we open the Meditation Training at the Wat(Monastery) every Sunday Evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 7:00 pm. to 9:00 pm. Once you have entered the property of the temple, please head left to the Temple. We practice meditation in there. You can park your car besides the house. Please remove your shoes before entering the Temple Our group is small. There will be about 4-8 people at a time. You don't have to bring anything for a meditation. There are some cushion provided. You can wear clothes normally but they should look appropriate. Your cell phone should be off. It's free of charge but if you would like to donate to the temple it's greatly appreciated. The regular procedure should begin by having a small talk and followed by chanting and meditation. Or it depends on the monk who teach. He will change it a little bit for some convenience.
If you are interested and would like to get more information, please contact the temple at 703-406-8290 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org