Welcome to
The Philadelphia Meditation Center
  (An IRC 501c3) Non-Profit Corporation)
8 East Eagle Road,  Havertown, PA 19083   Tel. 610.853.8200   
Email: phlmedctr@aol.com


Philadelphia Meditation Center Inc

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Upcoming Special Events

A PMC Residential  Weekend Retreat
Friday- Saturday- Sunday
May 18, 19, 20, 2018
Cultivating a Wise Heart
Led by Annie Nugent
To be held at
Saint Raphaela Center
616 Coopertown Road
Haverford, Pennsylvania

Annie Nugent

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Upcoming Future Events

Why We Do The Things We Do
The Six Human Needs
An Interactive Workshop
presented by Alicia Perillo,
Certified Strategic Life Coach

Place: The Philadelphia Meditation Center
8 East Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083
Date: January 27, 2018
Time: 2:30 - 4:30

Sitting Together:
A One-day Retreat at PMC
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. 9:00 to 4:00
Led by Scott Hutton and Helen Rosen
Meditative Yoga with Heidi Scheer

This one-day retreat is an opportunity for the Philadelphia Meditation Center community to come together for an extended sit in Noble    Silence. The day will include sitting and walking meditation as well as meditative yoga with Heidi Scheer. Please bring your own lunch (including drinks) to eat in the center or utilize local restaurants, Wawa, etc. As always, tea will be available as well as some easy snacks to help get you through the day. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to get set up. Attendance is free and Dana to PMC is always appreciated.  RSVP is required prior to February 14 to: scott@smithhutton.com 
Please reserve the date and come sit with us in Noble Silence!

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With  Adam Chacksfield
Date & Time:  Fri. Feb. 16, 7:30-9:30 pm
Location: 8 East Eagle Rd., Havertown,PA 19083
Suggested donation: $10 
Falling Open
Heart-centered, gentle, and direct,
Adam offers a path straight into the
truth of who we are. 

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Shakuhachi Lessons Available

Kurt Nyoshun Findeisen and Robert Nyosei Kline,
2 licensed (jun shihan) members of the KiSuiAn
shakuhachi dojo are offering lessons on the Japanese bamboo flute, shakuhachi.  For further information:

Kurt Nyoshun Findeisen  e-mail: kfind@comcast.net
Robert Nyosei Kline         e-mail: rkline@wcupa.edu

Suggested Reading List For Beginners

A Path With Heart
by Jack Kornfield
Mindfulness by Joseph Goldstein
One Dharma by Joseph Goldstein
Breath By Breath by Larry Rosenberg
Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness by Bhante Gunaratana
Four Noble Truths by Ajahn Sumedho (available for free at PMC)

          Meditation and Recovery
Sitting on the cushion, the next right step
Ongoing Weekly Meeting on Wednesday evenings
At The Philadelphia Meditation Center
Doors open at 7 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30 pm

Philadelphia Meditation Center Schedule


6-Saturday Morning Extended Meditation
6--Saturday-Afternoon Meditation Session 2-5 PM
7-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
9-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
10-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
11-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
13-Saturday-Afternoon Meditation
14-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
15-Monday-Book Discussion 7:30 PM
16-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
17-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
18-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
20-Saturday-Afternoon Meditation
21-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
22-Monday-Book Discussion 7:30 PM
23-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
24-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
25--Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
27-Saturday- Alicia Perillo Workshop
28-Sunday-Dharma Discussion 4:30 6:30 PM

28-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM

30-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
31-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM

1-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
3-Saturday Morning Extended Meditation
3--Saturday-Afternoon Meditation Session 2-5 PM
4-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
5-Monday-Book Discussion 7:30 PM

6-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
7-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
8-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM

11-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
13-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
14-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
15-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
16-Friday- Evening Talk by Adam Chacksfield
17-Saturday-Afternoon Meditation
18-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
19-Monday-Book Discussion 7:30 PM
20-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
21-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
22-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
24-Saturday-A Day of Meditation
25-Sunday-Dharma Discussion 4:30 6:30 PM
25-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
27-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
28-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM

-"To be attached to a certain view
and to look upon other views as inferior,   
this the wise call a fetter
Shakyamuni  Buddha

Regular Sitting Practice:
Sittings are held in silence, on cushions or chairs.
The evening format includes
2 half-hour sitting sessions
separated  by a 15-minute walking meditation.
The Saturday morning format
consists of 45 minute sittings
and some walking, inside or outside.
Cleanup/clerical jobs follows for those who wish to stay.

Sunday, Tuesday  and Thursday
Center opens at 7 PM
Sitting from 7:30 to 8:45 PM

Saturday Morning
Once each  month 8-12 Noon
8:00 A.M.    Center  opens
8:30 - 9:00   Instruction for beginners   
or practice discussion
9:00 - 11:45    Sitting and walking
12 Noon Center Cleanup  (Thanks!)

Dharma Discussion Fourth Sunday of Month
With Beth Adelson 4:30  to  6:30  PM unless announced otherwise

Saturday Afternoon Meditation
First  Second and Third Saturday of the Month
From 2 to 5 PM
for Silent Sitting and Walking Meditation.
Meditators are welcome to participate
in all or a portion of the Session

Mindfulness is the path to the deathless;
Heedlessness is the path to death.
The mindful do not die;
But the heedless are as if dead already.
Dhammapada 21