Sangha Meditation Guidelines

The Santa Fe Vipassana Sangha meets at First Christian Church, 645 Webber Street, Santa Fe. On Tuesday evenings we have a silent meditation beginning at 6:15 p.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m. Following announcements, there is usually a dharma talk which lasts until 8:00 p.m. and is often followed by a question and answer period. We ask our visiting teachers and sangha teachers to end the discussion by 8:15 p.m. Our teachers are generally from the Western Vipassana tradition, but we also invite teachers from other disciplines to give dharma talks.

Cushions and chairs are provided. Please be seated in the meditation hall before the silent meditation begins. If you are unable to be on time, you may still attend, but be certain to enter or leave the meditation hall as unobtrusively as possible.

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