Schedule2024-05-16T09:53:59-04:00

INSTILL MINDFULNESS

Events

InStill Events

Please note that all events are in Eastern time.

Celebrate Our Space!

Friday, May 31 | 5pm – 10pm

Join InStill for heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction & raffle, music from Groove Kontrol, & Space Holder Awards celebrating our community.

Sahyinidra Ecojourney with Johnny Stowe

Saturday, May 18 | 7pm – 9pm

Johnny Stowe will lead a guided meditation into the mutualistic symbioses of life, focusing on humanity as a part of Sacred Mama Earth.

Midday Mindfulness

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays | 12pm – 12:30pm

Add more ease to your day with free, lightly guided, 20-minute mindfulness meditation sessions led by InStill Mindfulness teachers & guests.

InStill Daily Meditations

Daily | 8:00-8:45am

InStill offers guided online meditations every day at 8am, with a different teacher each day. Each 40-minute session includes practice & discussion.

InSpire Mindfulness Gatherings

InSpired Elders NRV: Tuesdays @ 3pm
Pulaski: Wednesdays @ 2:30pm
Pilot: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Roanoke: Sundays @ 1pm
Online:
Eco_InSpire: 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 7pm
Tuesdays @ 7pm, Thursdays @ 8am,
Saturdays @ 9am, Sundays @ 9am

All of you is welcome here. Join free mindfulness-based community gatherings & enjoy shared activities, practices & discussions.

Meditation Groups in Southwest VA

We have done our best to compile a comprehensive list of meditation groups for southwest Virginia. You can sort by location using the menu below.

We are unable to keep track of all the developments with these groups, so please contact them before attending to confirm the details, and please email us if you know of any others, or of any corrections to our existing listings.

Also, you might want to keep an eye on our InSpire mindfulness gatherings. These clubs incorporate mindfulness, service, and fun, all in the pursuit of developing community. Please consider joining or starting one in your area.

Abingdon InSpire2023-04-08T16:15:57-04:00

1st & 3rd Mondays | 6pm-7:30pm
Jubilee House | 822 East Main St

Love offering for Jubilee

We gather regularly to share practices and experiences, and to be present with one another in an understanding, friendly environment.

Contact
Jacqui Pile(276) 690-5624

Bodhi Path NRV Meditation Group2022-04-15T17:51:55-04:00

Sundays  |  10am-12pm
117 Phlegar St

A satellite of the Bodhi Path Natural Bridge Buddhist Center, providing space and opportunity for those interested in Tibetan Buddhism to meet, to learn and to practice. Group meditation followed by a group discussion or recorded talk by a Dharma teacher.

Contact
Brett Hood: nrv@bodhipath.org, 540-391-0338

Bridge of Compassion Sangha Full Sangha Gathering2022-08-15T09:46:21-04:00

Bridge of Compassion Sangha Full Sangha Gathering

Sundays | 9am-10:30am
Live via  Zoom until further notice

Meetings weekly for those interested in starting or deepening their meditation practice. Format is drop-in, so you need not attend all sessions. Open with centering words and basic instruction, followed by sitting practice. Meditators from all traditions and all levels of experience are welcome.

Contact
Tim Pickering: timp@vt.edu

Cultivating Qualities of the Heart2022-08-15T10:06:08-04:00

Wednesdays | 6:30pm-7:30pm
Appalachian Dharma & Meditation Center | 108 W 10th Ave

Monthly guided meditation schedule:
1st Wednesday of month: “Mindfulness”
2nd Wednesday of month: “Forgiveness”
3rd Wednesday of month: “Loving Kindness (Metta)”
4th Wednesday of month: “Compassion”
5th Wednesday of month (when occurring): Various subjects as “Emptiness,” “Equanimity,” “Gratitude,” etc.)
The regular repetition of these meditations is meant to cultivate the qualities on a deeper level. The sessions are led by Linda Good and Marina Munjal.

Dharmapala Kadampa Buddhist Center Foundation Program2023-03-30T11:08:46-04:00

Mondays 6:45pm- 9:15pm

Grandin Colab | 1327 Grandin Rd SW

Cost: $65 per month

An opportunity to study Dharma texts in detail.  Study a single text over the course of several months in this ongoing weekly class.  Some experience of General Program is recommended before starting this program.

Contact
540-521-7989; info@MeditationInVirginia.org

Dharmapala Kadampa Buddhist Center General Program Class2022-08-11T18:23:54-04:00

Dharmapala Kadampa Buddhist Center General Program Class

Mondays 6pm- 7:15pm

Grandin Colab | 1327 Grandin Rd SW

Cost: $10

Everyone is welcome, regardless of current religious or spiritual affiliation, background or previous experience with meditation. The series is designed in a sequence, but each class is self-contained. Drop in for one, several or all of the sessions, there is no attendance commitment for the General Program class.

Contact
540-521-7989; info@MeditationInVirginia.org

Guided Meditation: Loving – Kindness2023-05-26T13:28:08-04:00

Fridays | 7pm
Healing Arts at Merc Farms | 2980 Brown Road

Free

Our goal is to cultivate compassion and love for ourselves, the world and all living beings.

The session includes a meditation and a Labyrinth walk guided by Brian Gardner, Director of Healing Arts at Merc Farms ad Trained Labyrinth Facilitator.

Before each meditation we will enjoy a soothing cup of herbal tea.

This is a free Draper community event, and donations for the healing arts at Merc Farms are appreciated.

Contact
Brian Gardner: (540) 597-2831

Heart of the Blue Ridge Sangha2022-08-15T09:43:46-04:00

Sundays | 9:15am-10:45am
1701 Grandin Road SW

Meditating and sharing the practices of mindful living. We practice mindfulness in order to take care of ourselves, to nourish happiness, and to build a more compassionate society.

InSpired Elders NRV2023-09-16T09:28:14-04:00

Tuesdays | 3pm-4:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the New River Valley | 1301 Gladewood Drive

Free

We gather regularly to share practices and experiences, and to be present with one another in an understanding, friendly environment.

Contact
Jamie McReynolds: (540) 630-1227

Meditation w/Patricia2022-08-15T09:58:20-04:00

Thursdays | 7:45pm-8:15pm
Danville Yoga and Meditation Center | 2000 Westover Drive

Donation Based. Meets Every Other Week in person & via Zoom.

Mindfulness Monday2023-03-30T11:06:16-04:00

Mondays | 12pm-12:30pm
Currently online via Zoom

Free

A silent meditation group to start your week well.

Contact
Alan Forrest: 540-239-1446

Monday Meditation2022-08-11T22:33:10-04:00

Mondays | 5:15pm-6:30pm
Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College | 1 Quinlan St.

Free

This group offers an introduction to mindfulness meditation based on Buddhist teachings of wisdom, compassion and ethics, including sitting meditation, mindful movement, and other practices helpful in bringing awareness to daily life.

Contact
Allison Schroeder: 434-544-8397

New River Zen Community2022-08-12T15:59:47-04:00

Wednesdays | 7pm to 8pm
Meetings are on Zoom due to COVID.  If interested in joining zoom meetings contact birxellen@gmail.com

A group of people who support each other in Zen practice. Emphasis on strong zazen and the integration of Zen in daily life. Strong zazen involves both discipline and beauty. The beauty of zazen is a mind that is open, attentive, fresh, vital, and sensitive.

Contact
Ellen Birx: 540-230-4955

Pilot InSpire2023-04-17T13:45:39-04:00

Wednesdays | 6:30pm-8pm
Shanti @ Deer Park Farm | 625 Laurel Creek Road Northeast

Free

We gather regularly to share practices and experiences, and to be present with one another in an understanding, friendly environment.

Pulaski InSpire2023-03-30T10:55:23-04:00

Wednesdays | 2:30pm-4pm
InStill Center for Wellbeing | 246 N Washington Ave, Suite E

Free

We gather regularly to share practices and experiences, and to be present with one another in an understanding, friendly environment.

Contact
Jamie Reygle: (540) 227-6377

Roanoke InSpire2023-03-30T10:55:56-04:00

Sundays | 1pm-2:30pm
Unity of Roanoke Valley Gathering Room | 3300 Green Ridge Road

Free

We gather regularly to share practices and experiences, and to be present with one another in an understanding, friendly environment.

Contact
Mary-Rosser Furr: ‪(540) 230-3401

Stone Mountain Zendo2022-08-11T22:23:46-04:00

Tuesdays 6pm-7:15pm;
Thursdays 6pm-7:15pm;
Saturdays 9am-10am
Christ Episcopal Church | Franklin Rd SW & Washington Ave SW

A place where people can learn about Zen Buddhism, find support for their own home practice, and connect with a teacher in a fully established Zen Center. No preliminary training or long preparation is necessary to join.

Contact
Richard Normand: 540-345-5932; tainormand@verizon.net

UUC Meditation2023-09-11T22:02:13-04:00

Tuesdays | 5pm-6pm
Currently online via Zoom

Free

Meditate with us each Tuesday from 5-6 pm on Zoom.

Contact
Ericka Kelly: (540) 552-9716

Zen Meditation2022-08-15T10:04:35-04:00

Sundays | 9am-11am
Appalachian Dharma & Meditation Center | 108 W 10th Ave

Weekly meeting that focuses on Zen teachings and meditation. All are welcome – newcomers and experienced seekers.

Online Mindfulness Activities

We trust this list of online mindfulness activities will help enrich your life as you practice social distancing. Additional activities that don’t follow a recognizable schedule are listed below.

Please share any online events with us that we may have missed, or any updates to the listed activities.

We also invite you to check out our list of mindfulness-related podcasts, to give you something to listen to as well.

To download your own version of this calendar, click here. To add a live version to your Google Calendar, click on the ‘+’ button in the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar. To see this calendar in its own browser window, click here.

All times are recorded as US Eastern Time. Depending on your settings, they may appear as your time or EDT. You will be able to tell by clicking on one of the activities and cross-checking the times. Thank you.

We trust this calendar of online mindfulness activities will help enrich your life as you practice social distancing. For optimal viewing on mobile, please click the button below to open the calendar in its own browser tab. From there, to download your own version of this calendar, click here. To add a live version to your Google Calendar, click on the ‘+’ button in the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.

All times are recorded as US Eastern Time. Depending on your settings, they may appear as your time or EDT. You will be able to tell by clicking on one of the activities and cross-checking the times. Thank you.

Please share any online events with us that we may have missed, or any updates to the listed activities.

We also invite you to check out our list of mindfulness-related podcasts, to give you something to listen to as well.

Not included in this calendar are resources that provide ongoing practice opportunities with an ever-evolving schedule, including:

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