Dharma Gatherings begin with 30 minutes of sitting practice, followed by a teaching and discussion.
Open Meditation consists of 2 full hours of practice, alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, and a brief teaching or reading. After the 1st hour of meditaton, this group with be joined by those who have been receiving meditation instruction in another room, and everyone will practice together for the 2nd hour of the morning.
Learn to Meditate meetings offer a full hour of instruction for people new to the practice, or for those who would like a refresher. This instruction is offered at the same time as Open Meditation, but in a separate room. After this hour, the group will join the Open Meditation gathering for the 2nd hour of the morning.