…to dharma we go for refuge
Welcome to our Sangha
We started as a group of New Orleans practitioners that practice Mindfulness Meditation and Sacred Healing Movement, in 2020 we expanded our sangha to our global community. The word dharma here refers to the wisdom teachings of not only the Buddha, but to the wisdom teachings of our ancestors.
The form of meditation that we practice has its roots in the ancient Buddhist tradition of Vipassana, however, we are not all Buddhist nor is this a requirement for participation. Some of us have practiced various forms of sitting meditation for many years and some are coming to sit for the first time.
The Mindful NOLA Collective seeks to use practices both ancient and modern that assist our community in living whole, healthy lives of compassion and service.
May all beings be at ease.
Mindfulness is non-judgmental, open-hearted, friendly, and inviting of whatever arises in awareness. It is cultivated by paying attention on purpose, deeply, and without judgment to whatever arises in the present moment, either inside or outside of us."