Meditation Burley ID

Now, you may think that just being on a serene beach relaxing should help instill a meditative state. Read on and get more information about stress managment, mental health, and other classes in Burley like pilates which lead to better health through deep-breathing and meditation.

Golden Blue Lotus Tara Buddhist Meditation Center
525 South Main Street
Moscow, ID
Specialty
Tibetan Gelugpa

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Mindfulness Sangha of the Palouse
(208) 883-3311
Pamela Berger, 214 N. Main, Suite C
Moscow, ID
Specialty
Zen

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Community Support Center Inc
(208) 678-6867
Burley, ID
 
Health Medical
(208) 983-0620
Grangeville, ID
 
Wellness and Women
(208) 892-0452
619 S Washington St
Moscow, ID
 
Beginner's Mind Sangha
(208) 336-2128
746 Santa Paula
Boise, ID
Specialty
Zen

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Dzogchen Shen Pan Choling
(208) 345-3032
114. N. Latah
Boise, ID
Specialty
Tibetan Dzogchen

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Community Support Center Inc
(208) 678-3913
1200 Oakley Ave
Burley, ID
 
National Alliance For Mentally III - Boise Chapter (Nami-Boise)
(208) 376-4304
4696 W Overland Rd
Boise, ID
 
Healthy Place Counseling
(208) 524-4818
255 B St Ste 300
Idaho Falls, ID
 
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By Vickie McIntyre

I am, for lack of a better term, a meditation dropout. Oh, I’ve tried it all: the standard legs-crossed, deep-breathing variety (which made me stir-crazy after a few endless minutes); Pilates classes (where I managed to pull a muscle just learning to breathe properly); and t’ai chi instruction (which ended with gentle reprimands by my instructor that walking meditation was not a form of aerobic exercise). They all left me anxious and restless. I couldn’t let go and simply be present in the moment—a hallmark of my type-A personality. That all changed on a Caribbean vacation. There, I inadvertently learned even action-obsessed people like me can achieve satori.

Now, you may think that just being on a serene beach relaxing should help instill a meditative state. Not so for someone who every day had proudly recited the mantra “Go, go, go, faster, faster, faster.” But the morning I donned a snorkeling mask and submerged into the quiet, mystical world beneath the sea, my life began to change. I can still feel the magic of that first glimpse: a bright red starfish, a giant spotted ray gliding by like a bird in flight, and hundreds of silversides swimming in synchronized motion. It transported me to another realm.

Immersed in beauty, color, and silence, I was forced not to move too much or too suddenly, or the creatures around me would scatter. For the first time ever, I could be still. Minutes slipped away unnoticed, as the simple cadence of breathing in and breathing out became stronger and stronger. Lost in a dreamy world where parrot fish, barracuda, and even sea turtles swam by me as if I were invisible, I learned that submitting completely to silence brings an exhilarating, nerve-tingling rush.

Now, back in Pennsylvania, whenever I feel stressed, I lie down and visualize that moment when I place my face in the water and hear only the gentle waves breaking on the shore as I breathe deeply and glide ever so smoothly through warm, clear water filled with beauty. Breathing in and breathing out, I float and meditate while angelfish lead the way.

Author: Vickie McIntyre

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