Meditation Guidance Group


On the 2nd Monday of each month at 8:00pm Central, the Spiritual Naturalist Society hosts an online video chat session to offer instruction in various forms of secular meditation. In these sessions, participants can participate in a meditation, ask questions, share their experiences or challenges, and discuss understanding of the form, nature, and function of meditation.

You can choose whether to show in video or just listen/talk, and can even join by phone (please use headphones if you have them, to avoid feedback thanks).

To be a part of this group, simply follow these two steps…

1) Click this link to go to the SNS Meditation Guidance email group and apply to join. This is the list on which we send out announcements and the chat invite links.

2) If you are not yet a member of the Society, please join by clicking here and signing up (you can do so as a free member or supporting member).

On the date of the session, an email with the link will be sent out shortly before time over the Meditation Guidance Group email list. This link will lead to our video chat. It will also have information to join by phone if you do not have video capacity.

Please note, our discussions are always in a very tolerant, compassionate, open, and listening kind of sharing – not debates. We practice Mindful Discourse in this group, as described here:
Mindful Discourse


About the Instructor

Rick Heller is author of Secular Meditation: 32 Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy – A Guide from the Humanist Community at Harvard. Rick has led meditations at the Humanist Hub since 2009. His writing has appeared in Buddhadharma, Free Inquiry, UUWorld, Tikkun, the Boston Globe, and more. He received a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University. He also holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from MIT.

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