This program is held on Thursday from 1:00-2:30pm in The Commons throughout the year. This group was initiated by Laine Gifford, a First Parish member who is a longtime student of Buddhist teachings and a meditation practitioner in the Vipassana tradition. The group meets weekly to meditate together, and to explore the applications, and implications, of mindfulness in everyday life. Weekly readings in a chosen book are recommended for reflection and discussion during each meeting. This group provides a setting in which to learn about and receive support for the development of a regular meditation practice at home. These meetings are open to people with any level of meditation experience.