Desiring some peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle of every day life? You may want to think about meditation. Whether you are looking to clear your head or your agenda or perhaps delve a little deeper into what is going on in your life and around you, consider meditation. Easy for some and perhaps challenging for others most agree they come away with a better understanding of themselves and their surroundings.

Amitayus Kadampa Meditation Center
1102 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(267) 702-3817

A non-profit organization, Kadampa Meditation is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition, offering the study and meditation of Kadampa Buddhism under the guidance of their resident teacher. You do not have to be a Buddhist or a member of the center to attend classes. Everyone is welcome to learn that it is possible to cultivate positive states of mind that will lead to calmness and inner peace. The center offers to help people understand and experience meditation practices and Buddhist studies while striving to achieve a deeper insight and happiness with life’s challenges.

Shambhala Meditation Center Of Philadelphia
2030 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 568-6070

Rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness, Shambhala helps a person to develop this nature so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society. Offering free meditation instructions, classes and retreats, the teachings are based om Buddhist instructions and other contemplative disciplines. Introductory or ongoing offerings, you can tap into the premise that the natural state of mind is clear and calm and can be applied to all facets of life.

Zen Center Of Philadelphia
4904 Cedar Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 472-2613

Zen is about an active life, involved life, not a life of passively doing nothing. Zen Center of Philadelphia is meant for ordinary people who are looking to learn meditation in the midst of their everyday lives at work, study, home and relationships. You can study with like-minded people who can help open your awareness and heart. Beginners are welcome with instruction given to first-time visitors.

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The Philadelphia Meditation Center
8 East Eagle Road
Havertown, PA 19083
(610) 853-8200

Meditation is not unique to Buddhism. Today people of all beliefs are incorporating meditation techniques into their spiritual life while others use meditation for pain and stress control as well as general relaxation. Whatever the reason PMC has a program right for you. Whether it is a workshop or silent retreat, regular meditation is a good place to start. The center believes one of the most valuable practice involves “looking within” and is best performed in a silent format.

Balance Health Center
112 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 751-0344

Sometimes when life gets overwhelming, all we look for is a little balance. Whether looking for that inner peace or perhaps seeking a natural treatment for hypertension and heart disease, meditation may be the way to go. The Balance Center seeks to take all things into consideration when it comes to a person’s physical, emotional and mental status. Participants can also learn how to use meditation to treat stress and pain management. The Balance Center is one of a few centers in the region that observes a complete holistic approach to health, mind, body and spirit.

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