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Naples Sangha


Weekly Sunday Sangha

Day and Time: Every Sunday evening, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Monthly Orientation: A one-hour introductory class for newcomers is available the last Sunday of each month at 4:45 p.m.

Location: Bala Vinyasa Yoga Studio, Peacock Court, 6200 Trail Blvd., Naples, Florida 34108. Peacock Court is across U.S. 41 from Barnes & Noble. Wheelchair access is available.

History and Description: The Naples Sangha is a nonsectarian Buddhist meditation and study group that began in 1998 in the living room of our founder and teacher, Fred Eppsteiner. Fred currently offers teaching one weekend a month in Naples (typically the second weekend of the month, but please check the calendar for specific dates). Senior practitioners teach and lead discussions related to the current Path of Awakening on alternate nights.

Format: Please arrive about 15 minutes early. Enter the meditation room quietly, remove your shoes, and settle in. At 6:30 p.m. we practice mindfulness sitting meditation for 30 minutes, walking meditation for 15 minutes, sitting/loving-kindness meditation for another 20 minutes, then listen to a Dharma talk or participate in a Dharma discussion.

Contact: naples-updates@floridamindfulness.org.



Wednesday Meditation


Day and Time: Every Wednesday evening, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 


Location: FCM member home.
Please use the sign-up sheet at Sunday Sangha for information, or contact Beth Schroeder at bethschroeder50@gmail.com.

Format: The Wednesday sitting is a supplement to our meditation at Sunday Sangha. It consists of silent sitting and walking meditation in 20-minute segments. Please arrive and be seated at least 5 minutes prior to 5:30.

Contact: bethschroeder50@gmail.com.


Naples Book Club

Day and Time: Once a month on Thursday evening, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Upcoming dates and books are as follows: October 16, The Energy of Prayer (by Thich Nhat Hanh); November 20, Radical Acceptance (by Tara Brach); December 18, When Things Fall Apart (by Pema Chodron). There is no cost but registration is required. For more information, please contact Carol at 239 682-5855.


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