Brooksville

Day

Thursdays

Time

6 - 7 pm ET

Location

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Directions to: Reversing Falls Sanctuary

Contact: info.philiposgood@gmail.com or sheila.moir108@gmail.com

Philip Osgood

Philip Osgood

Meditation Teacher

posgood207@gmail.com

I approach the process of leading meditation sessions at our weekly sangha as an opportunity to share my practice experience with others, as opposed to acting in some formal role as teacher. I believe this attitude helps foster the tangible sense of communality that arises during our group practice. I find it very inspiring to hear feedback from participants who find our sessions both personally beneficial as well as a welcome opportunity to experience the joy and synergy of practicing with others.

The sangha meets at Reversing Falls Sanctuary, which is located at 818 Bagaduce Road in Brooksville.

Anyone coming to visit our weekly sangha gatherings can expect to find a group of welcoming and friendly practitioners. The practice leader begins the evening session with some introductory comments about the particular aspect of Innate Wisdom and Compassion we’ll be exploring that evening. After the close of the formal session, participants are encouraged to ask questions or share comments about their practice experience.

Sheila Moir

Sheila Moir

Meditation Teacher

sheila.moir108@gmail.com

One of the first things that drew me to the practices of Innate Wisdom and Compassion was the idea that qualities such as love, compassion, joy, and wisdom were innate, born with me and with me. After a religious education based on original sin, it was life changing to realize that it was the qualities of original goodness, my true nature, that so many people in my life, those I now call benefactors, recognize and honor in me. Equally liberating was the realization that those whose values and actions I had admired from afar, my spiritual benefactors, were, in fact, my allies in recognizing this truth. And as I worked with the practices and experienced changes in the way I related to others and to myself, I learned to trust the power of practice to help me distinguish that which might seem real but is not true.

Our sangha is based in a small town in rural Maine, and some members have not only known each other for a long time but have been practicing together for almost fifteen years. But when someone new appears, the sincerity of the welcome is palpable, since we have all experienced the transformative power of these practices and are eager to share them. I am awed by people’s commitment to come together week after week, year after year, and moved by the joy we experience in walking this path together. Looking around the circle of amazing beings, old friends and new, my commitment to holding the space that enables these practices is renewed. And when the final gong is rung, the feeling that fills the room is the essence of sangha.