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Beginner’s Mind: Learn the Basics of Meditation

Join Penn’s Village members in a participatory workshop with a trained and long-time Zen practitioner to learn meditation techniques.

Guests will learn techniques used in Zen to meditate, including concentration practice and loving kindness meditation. The workshop is not a life hack but an opportunity to use techniques to discover the sweet, solid ease under the storm of thoughts.

Guests do not need any physical abilities and can participate fully sitting, standing, or in any other comfortable posture. They will be expected to work with some challenging mental exercises that require modest abilities of concentration.

Olivia Walling is a Penn’s Village member and a former monastic and long-time Zen practitioner. She has a deep and long experience with the techniques that will be presented.

This will be an online event hosted via Zoom Conferencing. You do not need a Zoom account but you will need to download and install the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device to join the event. Please email us at in advance if you need assistance installing the Zoom app. If you cannot join the event using your computer or mobile device and the Zoom app, you can join the event via teleconference and hear the audio portion. You will receive an email a day or so before the event with a link to the meeting, the Meeting ID, call-in telephone numbers and instructions for joining the meeting.

Please register through our website by clicking the Register Now on the right. Directions for Self Registration can be found here. You can also register by emailing, or calling 215-925-7333. This program is free of charge to our members and volunteers. Guests may attend up to three programs before being asked to join and/or volunteer with Penn’s Village.

Penn’s Village welcomes and actively encourages an inclusive and diverse community of members, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers. Inclusiveness and diversity mean welcoming all and excluding no one because of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political beliefs.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM
A Zoom Meeting link is included in the confirmation and reminder emails.

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Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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