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What is the format for meditation at PBA?

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What is the format for meditation at PBA?

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Our regular meditations are conducted as silent group practice, regulated by a monitor. PBA members take turns serving as monitors. Ceremony and iconography are minimal. While the exact format is left to the discretion of the monitor, we typically sit for three periods of 20 to 25 minutes, with 5 to 10 minutes of silent walking meditation between periods. Each period is begun and concluded with a bow to one’s sitting location and a bow to the other meditators. Before the first period, we recite the refuge verse (see below) three times. All are welcomed to attend any session. You are invited to call PBA to ask any questions you might have. Arriving early will afford you the opportunity to feel more at home. Chairs and cushions are available for sitting. Perfumes and brightly patterned clothing are discouraged.

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