Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation Photo by Rick Langer


Within the Unitarian community, we are a group that supports each other in our practice of Mindfulness Meditation, allowing a time for calming our minds and opening our hearts.  We gather together Sunday mornings for teachings in the Buddhist tradition, silent and guided meditations, and open discussions to support our individual contemplative practices. All are welcome.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Mindfulness Meditation - Schedule
  • Sunday Meditation Schedule 10:05am - 10:50am in the Parlor and via Zoom
  • Walking & Meditations: Every Tuesday at Arrowhead Park, led by Catherine Groseclose. RSVP to:  for time
  • Red Butte Garden Sue Click Walk/Meditation: 1st Tuesday, April thru October. Please RSVP: 
  • "What the Buddha Taught" via zoom 6:30 pm 3rd Thursday of each month
Email for zoom link
When do we meet?

Our UU Mindfulness Mediation meets every Sunday, on zoom and in the church Parlor, at 10:05am. We offer a dharma teaching, guided meditation, inquiry/discussions and practice guidelines. Sunday check in begins at 9:50am on Zoom. The Parlor is located on the second floor up the west stairway in Eliot Hall. All are welcome, the curious, the experienced and the in between. Currently, we are guided by, Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach.

Thursdays, the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm on zoom. We begin with meditation, then listen to a contemporary Dharma teacher for our discussion. Please contact us at  to receive the weekly Zoom link for the coming Sunday. All inquiries welcome.

How do I attend?
Please email  and request to receive the weekly Zoom invitation. We will be happy to add you to the email list.

Do you have recordings of prior meditation sessions?

For recordings of prior UU Mindfulness Meditations click here.

Recordings of "What the Buddha Taught" click here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9pZa8Nx7MOY_SEcoyHtl2Qgerk9L1vGH

Recordings of "Aging Illness and Death with a Knowing Heart": https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9pZa8Nx7MOYi_yX_cJB2MEdZUr4o19-X

Is it always on Zoom or do you meet in person sometimes?

Currently, we meet hybrid, Zoom and in-person format. In addition, seasonal meditations will be held in Red Butte Garden. You’ll be notified of any change of plans.

What are the group’s other activities?

We sometimes meet in nature to walk labyrinths or do walking meditations, and we occasionally hold silent retreats. If your name is on the email list you will receive notice of all activities. 

How long has the meditation group been going and who leads it? 

Our guiding teacher, Shirley Ray, has studied in the Buddhist tradition since 1976 and started this Mindfulness Meditation group at the Unitarian Church in 2014. Our group’s leadership committee guides the Sunday meditations, chooses books and study topics.

Does a person have to become a Buddhist to be part of the group?

No. In keeping with the Unitarian tradition, we use wisdom from many sources to enhance our mindfulness practice. While many of our mindfulness exercises come from Buddhist practices, we are inclusive of all spiritual traditions. Learn more at: Buddhism and Unitarian Universalists

Why is the tradition of mindfulness meditation practiced in Unitarian Universalist Churches? 

Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote Eight Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. The 4th principle states: We promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. The practice of mindfulness meditation is a responsible path to wisdom, happiness, peace, and compassion.